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The staff at Binghamton University’s International Student and Scholar Services Office (ISSS) is looking forward to your arrival on campus.  The information below will assist you with your transition to studying in the United States at Binghamton University.  Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you at International Student Orientation!

Before You Arrive at Binghamton University:
There are several items you should complete prior to your arrival at Binghamton University.  Select the following for detailed information on how to:

International Student Orientation:
International Student Orientation is designed to introduce you to the Binghamton University Campus and to provide you with answers you may have as a new student.  During International Student Orientation, you will receive information on: U.S. immigration regulations, health insurance, course registration and cultural adjustment. Select the following for more details:

Arrival in Binghamton:
In advance of arriving in the U.S., you will need to plan your travel to the U.S. and plan your travel from the U.S. airport to Binghamton University. Several departments on campus have collaborated to create a bus service for students traveling from JFK Airport to Binghamton University. If you have any questions regarding this service, please email If you are arriving in New York City, and are unable to utilize the bus service offered through Binghamton University, you will need to arrange travel from New York City/Newark Airports to Binghamton University.

After your arrival, there are many ways to get involved in the Binghamton University community – campus clubs, sports and events.

Important Emails:
The staff at ISSS will be sending out several important emails prior to the start of International Student Orientation. Be sure to read them all carefully. We will post all of these pre-arrival emails on our website after they have been sent.

Additional Information:
Please visit the ISSS website for more information about the International Student and Scholar Services Office. Of particular interest might be Driving in New York state and information on rules regarding employment in the United States.

Last Updated: 11/6/18