International Student Coordinator
has worked with Suffield's International Student Program more than two decades. She helps serve as a liaison between international students, their families, and various departments and offices on campus. She helps coordinate international student travel and organization of student Visas and passports. Suffield also has a SEVIS coordinator (Michelle Kertanis) to help with student Visas.
Suffield's international students coordinate several annual events on campus. A group of seniors are selected as international student leaders to help organize these events and welcome new students to campus. These leaders also assist the faculty during international student meetings. Finally, they attend student council meetings to provide an international student perspective in student government.
Vacation and Transportation
The International Student Program, along with the Dean of Students office, oversees and authorizes the vacation plans of international students. Students may, with parental permission, spend long weekends with fellow students or with relatives. Dormitories are also open for international students on long weekends. The campus is closed during the Thanksgiving, December, and March vacations, though students sometimes stay with families living in America.