Becoming a citizen of the world requires experience with a multiplicity of cultures. At Hobart and William Smith, international and exchange students from more than 30 nations enrich and enhance the HWS campus.

International Student Success sponsors and co-sponsors events designed to promote cross-cultural sharing between the many groups at the Colleges and Geneva communities, promoting a pluralistic and democratic community.

The Office of International Student Success also advocates for and addresses the needs of our international population by providing programs and services related to immigration matters.


Marylyn Uhnak

Marylyn Uhnak
Associate Vice President and Director of International Student Enrollment and Success
Phone: (315) 781-3750
Text: (315) 290-3623
WeChat: hws_marylyn

Sherri Martin-Baron

Sherri Martin-Baron
International Student Success Manager
Phone: (315) 781-3048
Office: Scandling 107B

Shelle Basilio

Shelle Basilio-Murray
Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Student Wellness and Support

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News Featuring International Students

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    ArtsNguyen ’25 Interns with TikTok

    Preparing for a career in marketing, Van Nguyen ’25 gained valuable experience during an internship with TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance.

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    Internships-&-OutcomesFour HWS Debaters to Compete at Worlds

    Kayla Powers ’24, Fairooj Suhita ’27, Lamia Nur Rahman ’26 and Sandeep Tissaaratchy ’26 will compete at the World University Debate Championship in Vietnam. Linh Tran '26 will serve on the tournament's tab team and Director of HWS Daniel Schonning '16 will be an adjudicator.

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    Global-EducationTissaaratchy ’26 Shares Sri Lankan Unheard Voices

    NGO internship focused on rewriting the narrative of Black July, a period of rioting and massacres in 1983 that triggered Sri Lanka’s civil war.