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Summer College has a rich history of drawing students from all over the world and giving them the opportunity to interact and engage with students from across the United States. From China to Colombia, we believe it’s important to have a summer population that truly reflects the global impact of education.

International Students

Once an international student is admitted to Summer College, the student must follow the appropriate steps on the ‘Admitted Students’ page.  Also, the program cost must either be paid in full or proof of sufficient funding must be provided to issue the I-20 forms to secure the appropriate visa.  International applicants are not eligible for financial aid.

Acceptable proof includes:

  • For privately sponsored applicants, a signed letter of support from the bank that includes the U.S. dollar amount of support and certified bank statements, which indicate that the sponsor has sufficient funds to meet the program costs.
  • The certified bank statement need not show the total amount of funds in the account. Rather, it must state that the account has funds to meet the program costs. A statement of income or earnings does not constitute proof of sufficient funds.
  • Government-sponsored applicants must submit a certified copy of the award letter that includes the U.S. dollar amount of the award per year, the duration of the award, and a list of expenses covered by the award.

Once the payments or documents have been received, the Slutzker Center for International Services at Syracuse University begins the process to issue the I-20. This process takes time due to the large number of documents the office receives during the academic year. Once the I-20 is created, it is mailed along with additional documents to the address provided by the student. The documents include instructions on how to set up an appointment with the US embassy to secure a student visa.

All students are expected to be on a health insurance plan, while enrolled at Syracuse University Summer College. Please make sure to bring copies of your health insurance card to campus. If you are not enrolled on a health insurance plan, please review the information provided by the Slutzker Center for Health Insurance Purchase.