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International Student Admissions - Student and Faculty Profiles


Siyuan Yu"Students are not just numbers here. My first week at Skidmore, all of my professors knew me by name. They truly care about students and respect us as individuals in a free environment."

Siyuan "Stevie" Yu '19

Mathematics and Sociology
Beijing Experimental High, Beijing, China

Urvi Kalra '18"When Skidmore says creative thought matters, they mean it. Come with an open mind, and you will be rewarded. Join a club, get involved in campus life, and you will see that there is a place for everyone here."

— Urvi Kalra '18

Environmental Studies
Shri Ram School, New Delhi, India 

Recent Alumni

Kengthsagn Louis '17"I discovered my enthusiasm for business at Skidmore through an internship back home in Haiti, which combined my interests in gender studies, cultural di erences, business strategy, and government."

— Kengthsagn Louis '17

Psychology and Business
United World College of Southeast Asia, Singapore
Psychology Department Lab Manager, University of Washington

Thabang Maphothoane'17"My Skidmore experience was a transformative journey of self-discovery. I discovered my limits, my sources of motivation and happiness, and purpose— not to mention made friends for life."

— Thabang Maphothoane '17 

Computer Science and Business
African Leadership Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa
Goldman Sachs, New York, NY



Feryaz OkacliFeryaz Okacli
Ankara, Turkey
Associate Professor of Government

Professor Okacli says Skidmore is an "amazing place to teach" because professors and students are "committed to the pursuit of knowledge in a free environment." One of his favorite courses to teach is "Nationalism and Politics in the Middle East," because this area of the world has seen it all. "Just about anything political science attempts to explain as a discipline can be studied in the Middle East," he says.

Pushkala Prasad

Pushkala Prasad
Chennai, India
Professor of Management and Business

Professor Prasad has taught in her home country of India, as well as in Canada, the U.S., Sweden, Finland, and the U.K. She says, "I bring this background to the classroom—my international business course, for example, in which I introduce cultural variation and blindness. Sometimes my students have a hard time defending American business practices abroad when they see them through another culture's eyes."

 For questions about applying to Skidmore as an international student, please contact Dean Mendes.