International Education Center

Office: 54  LoGrasso Hall

(716) 673-3451



Fredonia students are encouraged to take an active role in global society by engaging in a variety of initiatives designed to strengthen their international awareness. The International Education Center (IEC) provides opportunities from a variety of international and global perspectives, and encourages faculty to include an international point of view in course work and curriculum across the disciplines. The IEC provides support for, and organizes, a variety of programs that bring artists, musicians, guest lecturers and speakers from other countries to campus.

International Student and Scholar Services

Fredonia welcomes international students, whose presence makes our institution a global village vast in ethnicities, languages, politics, nationalities, religions and traditions.

The International Student Services (ISS) staff understands the unique needs of international students and strives to provide them with a welcoming and educational environment to assure their successful transition to Fredonia. International students can find information about a variety of subjects including: admissions requirements, housing, working in the US, orientation and more at:

COIL – Internationalizing the Curriculum

The Coordinator of International Learning encourages the development of international scholarship, and works collaboratively with the staff in the International Education Center. On campus, the coordinator brings together faculty to recognize international research and promote interdisciplinary programming that highlights globalization. The Coordinator also encourages faculty to teach or conduct research abroad, publicizes faculty development opportunities abroad, and assists faculty in applying for Fulbright opportunities.

Study Abroad

Fredonia encourages as many students as possible to study abroad to enrich their academic program by broadening their knowledge of the world. A full time professional advises students in the selection of programs and assist in all facets of application processing. Fredonia has a large number of programs for students to choose from including semester or academic year programs, and winter/summer programs. These days, Fredonia students are choosing to do internships, service learning, and even student teaching abroad to give themselves a marketable edge in the workplace. For more information, interested persons should visit Fredonia's International Education Center web page at: or email

International Health Insurance

Health and accident insurance is required of all State University of New York study abroad program participants. We strongly advise a policy that is designed especially for students studying abroad. Such a policy should minimally include overseas urgent and emergency medical care and accidental death and dismemberment coverage. Medical evacuation and repatriation coverage is also required. The coverage must be in effect for the entire period away from home. Those who do not have such coverage must purchase the insurance provided by SUNY.

All students are required to purchase the MEDEX rider, as it includes evacuation for other than medical reasons. Complete descriptions of the SUNY International Student and Scholar Health Insurance Plan and the MEDEX Medical Evacuation, Repatriation and Security Rider are available online at

Neither the State of New York, through its agents, nor the State University of New York through its agents and employees, is responsible in any manner whatsoever for the payment of any claim for health-related services provided to individuals covered under this insurance policy. The State of New York and State University of New York are not responsible for obligations incurred by individuals who are not covered by this insurance policy. All individuals participating in the University’s health insurance programs described herein are responsible for reviewing all descriptions of the scope and level of coverage offered by this policy. Such participants will be solely responsible for obtaining additional coverage not provided under this program if such is deemed necessary by the participant.