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Student Exchange Program Application


This Application Form  is to be used for international applicants to a SUNY ESF Exchange Program. Complete this application form in its entirety and gather all required support documentation. 

  • Submit an official English Language Proficiency score report (e.g., TOEFL) that meets the undergraduate requirement.
  • Submit an official academic transcript (in English) from all colleges attended.
  • Submit a copy of your passport picture/biographical information page.

Submit completed application digitally and send supporting documents in one packet to the ESF Coordinator of Education Abroad via email at

Note: It is recommended that you submit your materials before the due date as spaces fill up fast. 

Due Date: 

  • Fall - October 1
  • Spring - June 1


A complete application includes all of the following:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Study Statement of Purpose
  • Confidential Academic Form #1
  • Confidential Academic Form #2
  • Official Foreign Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Official Transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended
  • Copy of your passport

Statement of Purpose

Write a concise statement of your purposed program of study abroad and how it will be related to your present academic program. Also describe the personal benefits you expect to receive from the program. Sign your statement and submit it to your academic advisor for approval and signature.  Collect signed Study Statement and submit with all of your application materials to the ESF Coordinator of Education Abroad.


As part of the academic reference form, you will be asked to provide contact information for two references. Once you submit your application form, an email will automatically be sent to your references. Once you submit your application form, an email will automatically be sent to your references to complete a recommendation for you. If your reference(s) prefer to submit a letter, please have them email a signed letter of recommendation on letterhead to 


Applicant Information
Study period for which you are applying.

Personal Information
Academic Status
Academic Level*

Academic Background

List the Colleges and Universities Attended as well as the Dates (from - to), Credits, Degrees, and Honors.

List language courses or other courses you have taken that have prepared you for this program: Include the title, credits, grade, H.S. or college.
Parent Contact Information
(Please notify us of any change of address or telephone number.)

Name and Address of Parent or Guardian (if under 21)
Name and Address of person to contact in case of emergency
Please describe your plans for financing your participation in an overseas exchange program by indicating the amount of money you expect to receive from each source.
State briefly any additional information that may be useful in evaluating your candidacy, including any travel or residence in other countries or regions of your country or anything else you wish to point out yourself or your academic record:
This academic reference should be filled out  professor who knows you well and is able to judge your academic qualifications for participation in SUNY ESF Exchange Program.
Please provide the email address for the academic references.
Home Campus Coordinator of the Exchange Program/Study Abroad Advisor 

Please provide name and email address of Home Campus Coordinator of the Exchange Program
I certify that all information submitted in this exchange participant application including the application, the study statement, any supplements/supporting materials-is my own work, factually true, and honestly presented.