Greetings from Jennifer Abbott, International Student Advisor!

As of the Fall of 2011, 85 international students* call SUNY Upstate Medical University their home away from home, representing 25 countries. International Students hail from the following countries: Austria, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep of), Georgia, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Korea (Rep of), Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone, The Bahamas, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

The International Students represent 5.6 percent of the current enrolled population of 1518 students at SUNY Upstate. International students are enrolled in all 4 colleges.

The international student population breaks down as follows:

  • College of Graduate Studies: 51
  • College of Medicine: 24
  • College of Health Professions: 5
  • College of Nursing: 5
  • Total Females: 45
  • Total Males:40

As International Student Advisor, my goal is to help you attain the best academic and cultural experience at SUNY Upstate Medical University, through your engagement in diverse educational and social experiences, while complying with US federal immigration regulations. I am here to help you adjust to the academic and cultural environment in the US, the Syracuse community, and to provide you with information to help guide you to maintain legal F-1 status, and educate you about the F-1 student benefits that you are eligible for.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Best Regards, Jennifer

Phone: 315 464-4604
Fax: 315 464-8822
Email: abbottjh@upstate.edu