Interested in studying abroad? Contact the Study Abroad Office by phone or email--or stop in and see us.
Study Abroad Office
State University of New York
College at Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454, USA
Phone: +1 (585) 245-5546
Meet the Staff
Samuel Cardamone, Director
Schedule an appointment with Sam! (Geneseo students only)
Sam Cardamone serves as the Director of the Study Abroad Office. Since July 2012, Sam has been fortunate to serve in many roles in the SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office including Study Abroad Advisor, Assistant Director, and Associate Director. As Director, he oversees the strategic direction of the Study Abroad Office as well as the fiscal and managerial health of the office.
Sam earned his Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel Administration and his undergraduate degree in Adolescent Math Education, both from Canisius College. As an undergraduate student, his first international experience was to Mexico City for a service immersion program, followed by a semester abroad at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Sippy Downs, Australia, and a year spent teaching abroad on the island of Weno in the state of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.
Sam and his partner, Lisa, had their first child, Penelope Mae, in February 2021. The whole family enjoys hiking and are committed to becoming Adirondack 46'ers.
Emily (Cole) McCrossen, Associate Director
Schedule an appointment with Emily! (Geneseo students only)
Emily McCrossen is the Associate Director of Study Abroad at SUNY Geneseo where she has worked since Fall 2016. Emily's role in the Study Abroad Office includes managing faculty-led programs and matters of health and safety.
Prior to joining SUNY Geneseo, Emily spent three years serving as the Coordinator for International Study Opportunities at the University Of New Haven. Emily has a master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College and a graduate certificate in International Education Management through SUNY Albany.
In her free time, you can find Emily cooking, reading, and spending time doing outdoor activities like biking and hiking. A favorite travel memory for Emily is climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan at night.
Weston Kennison, Faculty Fellow
Wes Kennison is our Faculty Fellow for International Programs.
Wes is a member of the Geneseo Class of '79 where he majored in English and minored in Medieval Studies. As a student, he studied abroad in England and Italy before study abroad was really a thing. Since 1988, Wes has served on the Geneseo faculty with the Department of English and the Department of Languages and Literatures, teaching Humanities, Latin, Poetry, and Service Learning. In 2009, he came to work in the study abroad office. He has led study abroad abroad programs and alumni groups in Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Greece, China, Nicaragua, and Haiti.