Global Education Office Staff Directors

International Admissions

International Student Services

Study Abroad and Exchanges

Global Education Office Staff - Laura Cook

International Enrollment Assistant

I have two main roles in the Global Education office; help students come to Plattsburgh and help students leave Plattsburgh! I assist in reviewing international applications with the other GEO staff members as well as work with students who are looking to study abroad and get them to where they want to go.

Academic Credentials:  A.S. in Natural Science/Social Science (SUNY Cobleskill); B.A. in Psychology (SUNY Plattsburgh); M.S. in Counselor Education: Student Affairs Counseling (SUNY Plattsburgh).

Places I have visited: Most of my traveling has been abroad the Semester at Sea! I have been to: The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, Grenada, Brazil, Trinidad, Barbados, Dominica, England, Norway, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

Favorite SUNY Plattsburgh activity:  I have two favorites. I absolutely love the annual Night of Nations show which is put on by the International students in the fall.  It is a wonderful way to learn a little about different cultures!.My other favorite, which is close to my heart, is Colleges against Cancer’s Relay for Life.  This event draws over 1,000 students together to raise money for a great cause.

Favorite experience as GEO staff member: One of my absolute favorite experiences each semester is welcoming our incoming international and exchange students to Plattsburgh during our international orientation. I love getting to know the new students and help them started on the right foot!

Best advice for prospective international students: Find your love.  Find your inspiration and choose the place that best suits you.  I can help you look through all of the programs and get you started on the path to studying abroad but I cannot choose the country best for you—only you can!


Contact Information

If you have any questions about international education, admission, or financial aid at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Global Education Office
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Kehoe Administration Building, Room 210
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 USA

Phone: 1-(518)-564-3287
Fax: 1-(518)-564-3292
Facebook:  SUNY Plattsburgh International Students