Every Student Intern must meet with an International Student Advisor to complete the check-in process, which includes an overview of immigration requirements.

Prior to your arrival, you will receive an email from International Student Services providing you with the date and time of your orientation. We will ask that you provide us with the following documents (via email) prior to your orientation: 

  • A copy of your signed DS-2019
  • A copy of your J-1 visa stamp
  • Proof of your health insurance coverage (visit the Student Medical Insurance Office located in 1Capen to purchase the SUNY Medical Insurance).
  • Print your I-94 from the Customs and Border Protection website.
  • Your U.S. address and phone number

Before your orientation, you may wish to review the Orientation materials. During orientation, we will answer any questions you have. If question arise before your orientation, please email us at iss@buffalo.edu