Welcome to our international student page! If you are a current student and have specific questions pertaining your current F-1 or J-1 status, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
How many classes do I need to take?
Students in a master’s program need to take at least 9 credits each semester for a total of 3 classes. 2 of those classes must be completed in-person.
Students in a PhD program need to take at least 8 credits each semester for a total of 2 classes. 1 of those classes must be completed in-person.
Am I able to work?
You may work on-campus only. While the semester is in session you can work up to 20 hours a week. During school breaks you can work up to 40 hours a week. Do not start working until you have contacted our office.
What do I need in order to travel outside of the U.S.?
You will need an updated I-20 with a travel signature. You can reach out to us to provide a travel signature. In addition, your visa will need to be current and not expired.
My visa is going to expire, what can I do?
You do not need to renew your visa in order to remain in the U.S., however, if you wish to leave and come back, your visa cannot be expired. Your passport cannot expire while you are in the U.S.
What will I need to do if I need more time to complete my program?
You will need to file for an extension. Contact our office for more information.