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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    Peace Corps Director Carol Spahn urged students to take intentional action to create “authentic personal, curious, human connections made across difference” during her Commencement address at Hobart and William Smith on Sunday. 

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Global-EducationHWS Model African Union Delegates Receive Highest Honors

    During the International Model African Union Conference, members of the HWS MAU team received the conference’s most prestigious recognition.

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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    Physics and computer science double-major Biruk Nardos Abebe ’25 reflects on his recent presentation at the American Astronomical Society conference in New Orleans.