Introduction to Sheri Yoder, Director of International Student Services at Penn State York

Introduction to Sheri Yoder, Director of International Student Services at Penn State York

WE ARE Penn State York and you are going to love it here!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the York campus of The Pennsylvania State University WE ARE all Penn State – one University in twenty-four campus locations. Students graduating from ANY of our campuses earn their diploma from The Pennsylvania State University!

The experiences and resources available at Penn State York will help you reach your academic goals through Penn State's 2 + 2 Program. You will spend 2 years at Penn State York, completing the basic courses required of first- and second-year students. After completing your first 2 years of study, you may move to another Penn State campus of your choice, including University Park, to finish your degree or you can stay at Penn State York to earn one of the ten different degrees offered at our campus.

To accept your offer of admission to the Penn State 2 + 2 program, starting at Penn State York, please pay your $230 acceptance fee by May 1, through your MyPennState account.

My name is Sheri Yoder and I am the director of international student services at Penn State York. My job is to help you prepare to come to Penn State and serve you while you are studying at our York campus. There are many details that need to be coordinated over the next few months to prepare for your arrival at the York campus:

  • Review the Pre-Arrival Task List: Read the information in each category first and then email me with any questions you have.
  • Visit Penn State’s Office of Global Programs website at global.psu.edu and istart.gp.psu.edu. Many of your questions regarding your transition to the United States and our campus will be answered on these sites.
  • Plan to arrive in time for New International Student Orientation, which begins on Monday, August 13. This orientation is mandatory, fun, and helpful, so plan to arrive during the week prior to orientation.
  • Purchase your airline tickets early: you must fly into Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) if you want Penn State to provide transportation for you. We will pick students up at the airport on Thursday, August 9 and Friday, August 10. Check the pre-arrival guide for more details about times and locations.
  • We will take students to IKEA to shop for furniture and household items on Saturday, August 11. Volunteers from the York community will be available on Sunday afternoon to help.

Please feel free to contact me for more information on the 2 + 2 Program and your transition to the University Park campus after your second year of study at Penn State York.

Sincerely,
Sheri Yoder
Director of International Student Services
Penn State York
717-771-8419
slb65@psu.edu