Maintaining Status

All F-1 and J-1 international students must follow U.S. immigration regulations in order to maintain their international student status. Below are the key student responsibilities:

  • Maintain a valid, accurate I-20, DS2019 (J1 Visa)
  • Maintain a valid passport
  • Maintain full-time enrollment each semester
  • Report any change of address to ISS within 10 days of moving
  • Be mindful of program end date
  • Do not work off campus without authorization
  • File tax forms each spring
  • Get an I-20 travel signature before travelling outside the U.S.

Workshops/Seminars (Fridays, 2-4 p.m.)

  • Employment/Practical Training Workshop (third week of January and September)
  • Immigration Seminar (February and October)
  • Tax Workshop (March)

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