Office of International Enrollment Services

The Office of International Enrollment Services at SUNY Old Westbury is dedicated to promoting global citizenship among both its international and domestic students. 

General International Student and Scholar Support Services

Each international student receives guidance and support from our international office staff from the time the student submits an application until the time he or she leaves the Old Westbury community.  The Office plans cultural and social events to enrich students’ experiences of the United States and works collaboratively with various offices to ensure that each student is successful in his or her academic and professional endeavors.

OIES coordinates many different activities with other student clubs and organizations on campus to make sure that our international students are learning as much outside the classroom as inside it.  Throughout the year, events that focus on the different aspects of various cultures are promoted or organized by our Office to help our students learn more about their fellow students and local communities.  Field trips to NYC, Philadelphia or Washington DC are usually one of many exciting opportunities to explore the local neighborhoods or other regions near us. 

OIES Advisors routinely meet with all international students to remain informed about how each is adjusting to the American culture.  Students can speak with an OIES Advisor to find the appropriate resources available at the College if they need additional assistance with studying in English or learning how to adjust their study habits.

Study Abroad

OIES assists students wishing to study abroad through SUNY Old Westbury’s exchange universities and other SUNY and partnering institutions. Students receive guidance in choosing a program that is suited to meet their interests.  Information sessions on funding study abroad, choosing the right program and its professional benefits are held throughout the year.  Study abroad counselors work closely with students to help navigate them through the process.  

For general information about Study Abroad programs, students are encouraged to stop by OIES and speak with one of the staff that can help you begin to explore the many possible opportunities that exists at Old Westbury and within SUNY.  


Office of International Enrollment Services
Campus Center, Room I-210
Phone: 516-628-5665
Email: overseas [at]