However, she, Brasil, Laouani and Ettee agree on one thing: Most Americans are friendly, helpful and understanding.
“That’s why I love Plattsburgh. The people are so friendly, and they respect that I’m an international student,” Karunarathne said.
The Global Education Office exists specifically to advise international students.
As well, Friedrich said, “we have the advantage of having many international students here, and finding a translator isn’t hard — it is very rare that we’ve had a student come from a country where no one knew the language.”
And if that happens, they find someone off campus who can help.
Most of the international students who come to SUNY Plattsburgh work hard and find great success, Gottschall said.
“It’s just hard at the beginning.”