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Kirsty

Kirsty

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2017

Childhood Education

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 16 MAY 2017

Best place to study abroad!

The International Programs Office goes over and beyond to make the experience of all their students an amazing and positive one. There are there for you for whatever you need and I have loved every minute of my experience at Cortland. I would not hesitate to recommend Cortland and the International office team. 

The International Programs Office goes over and beyond to make the experience of all their students an amazing and positive one. There are there for you for whatever you need and I have loved every minute of my experience at Cortland. I would not hesitate to recommend Cortland and the International office team.

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Khoang

Khoang

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2018

Economics

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 22 JAN 2017

Life Changing

There's really not anything bad I can say about SUNY Cortland, it's one of the best university to get a well rounded study abroad experience. I ended up staying at SUNY Cortland for 2 years and half, and I enjoyed most of my time there. From the students, to the facilities, to the professors, the room, the social life and even the food; all of which were exceptional. You wouldn't have trouble making friends as most of the students here are very welcoming, especially to international students. The social life is always "lit" and no night in Cortland is a dull one. There are always clubs, house parties or bars for you to have fun at night and makes some new friends in Cortland. If you're not into partying, there are always events set up by the international office where you travel and experience other parts of the USA and even Canada. The school also sets up events such as ice skating, bowling, movies, intramural sports, etc for you to have fun. If you're not into any of these activities, there is always a huge gym and soccer/basketball court for you to play in and get fit. 

There are so many clubs and organizations in which you can join and get to know people that have similar interests to you, I in fact was in two of them and through that, I got to know so many friends. I also love the food that Cortland has through its meal plan. I must have gone to the dining hall up to 3-4 times per day! There are so many variety of food and the dining hall opens till late at night. The campus is clean and feels like home, and there are always buses to take you to class if you don't want to walk, although the classes are super close to the dorms. Although I recommend staying in the dorms to get to know some fellow American student and be close to your classes, West Campus is not a bad option either, with a soccer field right next to your apartment. The professors are very helpful and understanding, and most of the classes in which i was in was small enough for my professor to know me personally. They are always open to help you, in fact, I got a few recommendations from them. If you ever need money like I did, to travel or to go out at night, the international office will help you find a job and create a temporary working visa for you. I got my working visa within the first week and ended up working at the dinning hall for a semester. Although the job wasn't the most fun one, I did get the money I needed, as well as the experience. The thing I liked the most about this school that I couldn't find anywhere else that I was at, is the exceptional quality and helpfulness of the international office. I must have came to the office at least once per week, with all my questions and favors and they are always there to help me in no time! I also love the events they set up, in which I ended up getting super close with all my fellow international students. Orientation week is a must, I got to know so many people and get so many of the things I needed to do off my chest. I 100% from the bottom of my heart recommend this program, I got to know so many people that became very close friends to me. In fact, a few of my friends help me after my knee surgery and let me stay at their home over the break. The quality of experience and friends you get here is incomparable!

There's really not anything bad I can say about SUNY Cortland, it's one of the best university to get a well rounded study abroad experience. I ended up staying at SUNY Cortland for 2 years and half, and I enjoyed most of my time there. From the students, to the facilities, to the professors, the room, the social life and even the food; all of which were exceptional. You wouldn't have trouble making friends as most of the students here are very welcoming, especially to international students. The social life is always "lit" and no night in Cortland is a dull one. There are always clubs, house parties or bars for you to have fun at night and makes some new friends in Cortland. If you're not into partying, there are always events set up by the international office where you travel and experience other parts of the USA and even Canada. The school also sets up events such as ice skating, bowling, movies, intramural sports, etc for you to have fun. If you're not into any of these activities, there is always a huge gym and soccer/basketball court for you to play in and get fit. There are so many clubs and organizations in which you can join and get to know people that have similar interests to you, I in fact was in two of them and through that, I got to know so many friends. I also love the food that Cortland has through its meal plan. I must have gone to the dining hall up to 3-4 times per day! There are so many variety of food and the dining hall opens till late at night. The campus is clean and feels like home, and there are always buses to take you to class if you don't want to walk, although the classes are super close to the dorms. Although I recommend staying in the dorms to get to know some fellow American student and be close to your classes, West Campus is not a bad option either, with a soccer field right next to your apartment. The professors are very helpful and understanding, and most of the classes in which i was in was small enough for my professor to know me personally. They are always open to help you, in fact, I got a few recommendations from them. If you ever need money like I did, to travel or to go out at night, the international office will help you find a job and create a temporary working visa for you. I got my working visa within the first week and ended up working at the dinning hall for a semester. Although the job wasn't the most fun one, I did get the money I needed, as well as the experience. The thing I liked the most about this school that I couldn't find anywhere else that I was at, is the exceptional quality and helpfulness of the international office. I must have came to the office at least once per week, with all my questions and favors and they are always there to help me in no time! I also love the events they set up, in which I ended up getting super close with all my fellow international students. Orientation week is a must, I got to know so many people and get so many of the things I needed to do off my chest. I 100% from the bottom of my heart recommend this program, I got to know so many people that became very close friends to me. In fact, a few of my friends help me after my knee surgery and let me stay at their home over the break. The quality of experience and friends you get here is incomparable!

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Rebecca

Rebecca

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2019

Travel And Tourism

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 18 JAN 2017

Once a Red Dragon, Always a Red Dragon!

Doing my study abroad for a semester at SUNY Cortland was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I loved every minute I was there! The International Student Office made the transition into American college life very easy with a great support system, and organising a plethora of cultural and social events throughout the year. The professors and other staff are really friendly and helpful as well as other students being friendly and welcoming too. This made adjusting to a different learning environment much easier. Through the exchange program, I met lots of different people from all over the world who I have become life long friends with. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone. 

Doing my study abroad for a semester at SUNY Cortland was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I loved every minute I was there! The International Student Office made the transition into American college life very easy with a great support system, and organising a plethora of cultural and social events throughout the year. The professors and other staff are really friendly and helpful as well as other students being friendly and welcoming too. This made adjusting to a different learning environment much easier. Through the exchange program, I met lots of different people from all over the world who I have become life long friends with. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.

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Ng

Ng

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2013

Biology

Biomedical Science

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 10 JAN 2017

Choose SUNY Cortland

I enjoyed studying at SUNY Cortland, from the first day I stepped into the college until the day of my graduation. 
I never visited before going to Cortland, so I had my doubts especially when I was told at the embassy that SUNY Cortland was a renown party school. However, when I got here, I found that Cortland was a conducive environment for studying. Yes there are tons of parties to attend every weekend, but if you are also a bookworm like I was, you would find that Cortland also had loads of study areas where you would not be distracted.

In my department,  I was welcomed and taught equally as my peers who were fully American. My name of course drew lots of attention but people warm up to you easily.

The social life is top notch. If you're looking for a social, mental or religious group to be a part of, SUNY Cortland has just the right number of clubs and extracurricular activities. I even was opportune to be a founder of one of the currently thriving student clubs at SUNY Cortand. 

In addition, the international office provides us international students with lots of opportunities to get to travel around NEW YORK STATE. From time to time the international office organized trips to new york  city for sightseeing and Broadway shows on discount.

Another thing I loved about SUNY Cortland was that although there weren't many international scholarships, there still are opportunities for international students to get funding. There are also opportunities for international students to work and earn money, especially if one needs to boost their finances.

I have a lot more to say about SUNY Cortland but I think this gives a good brief description of my time there.

I would definitely recommend SUNY Cortland to any international students looking to gain solid educational knowledge as well as have an adventurous and fun experience while studying abroad.

I enjoyed studying at SUNY Cortland, from the first day I stepped into the college until the day of my graduation. I never visited before going to Cortland, so I had my doubts especially when I was told at the embassy that SUNY Cortland was a renown party school. However, when I got here, I found that Cortland was a conducive environment for studying. Yes there are tons of parties to attend every weekend, but if you are also a bookworm like I was, you would find that Cortland also had loads of study areas where you would not be distracted. In my department, I was welcomed and taught equally as my peers who were fully American. My name of course drew lots of attention but people warm up to you easily. The social life is top notch. If you're looking for a social, mental or religious group to be a part of, SUNY Cortland has just the right number of clubs and extracurricular activities. I even was opportune to be a founder of one of the currently thriving student clubs at SUNY Cortand. In addition, the international office provides us international students with lots of opportunities to get to travel around NEW YORK STATE. From time to time the international office organized trips to new york city for sightseeing and Broadway shows on discount. Another thing I loved about SUNY Cortland was that although there weren't many international scholarships, there still are opportunities for international students to get funding. There are also opportunities for international students to work and earn money, especially if one needs to boost their finances. I have a lot more to say about SUNY Cortland but I think this gives a good brief description of my time there. I would definitely recommend SUNY Cortland to any international students looking to gain solid educational knowledge as well as have an adventurous and fun experience while studying abroad.

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Heidi

Heidi

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2017

Psychology

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 5 JAN 2017

A very good school

I am returning school to get a degree of Psychology in addition to my other graduate degrees from top universities, and I can confidently recommend SUNY Cortland Psychology Department to you if you are into serious studying. The professors takes teaching and students very serious and they are always very supportive and helpful if you ask for help! That's to say you won't pass if you don't give effort.

However, I do observe a lot of fun activities with diversity around the campus, students are very friendly and most of them study really hard. I also found many in-campus talks and mini-lectures very interesting, I attended some of them and learned a great deal from them. You will always received many activities notices from emails and can join freely. The international students office is very helpful, too. They organized many local activities to help international students adopt the new environment. 

I really like this university. Being honestly, I am very surprised to find the school ranking is not high because the professors' ranking is low, my experience is they are super good and capable to help, and the materials they provided are valuable. Their lecture is effective and some of them are fun! The teachers encourage students to ask questions and they take the questions seriously and want to give their best knowledge to you. I took a semester first and decide to continue to finish my degree here because the quality of their teaching here. I do learn a great deal from them and never want to miss a class.

I don't know a lot about other majors, but I strongly recommend SUNY Cortland Psychology Department to you.

I am returning school to get a degree of Psychology in addition to my other graduate degrees from top universities, and I can confidently recommend SUNY Cortland Psychology Department to you if you are into serious studying. The professors takes teaching and students very serious and they are always very supportive and helpful if you ask for help! That's to say you won't pass if you don't give effort. However, I do observe a lot of fun activities with diversity around the campus, students are very friendly and most of them study really hard. I also found many in-campus talks and mini-lectures very interesting, I attended some of them and learned a great deal from them. You will always received many activities notices from emails and can join freely. The international students office is very helpful, too. They organized many local activities to help international students adopt the new environment. I really like this university. Being honestly, I am very surprised to find the school ranking is not high because the professors' ranking is low, my experience is they are super good and capable to help, and the materials they provided are valuable. Their lecture is effective and some of them are fun! The teachers encourage students to ask questions and they take the questions seriously and want to give their best knowledge to you. I took a semester first and decide to continue to finish my degree here because the quality of their teaching here. I do learn a great deal from them and never want to miss a class. I don't know a lot about other majors, but I strongly recommend SUNY Cortland Psychology Department to you.

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