F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees and meet other requirements (see below) are eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

This is a sample letter for F-1 and J-1 supporters, showing that they are providing monetary support to students.

This instruction sheet outlines the necessary procedures to obtain your student visa and prepare for your arrival to the United States.

F-1 students may apply to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization, which helps them apply their classroom learning to the real-world.

If you are a prospective international student, who just got admitted to Northeastern University in an F-1 status, you will need an I-20 form. Find out how to get one.

With Northeastern’s N.U.in program and help from the Office of Global Services, new international students are going farther in life—literally. The Office of Global Services staff works closely with international students to help them apply for the I-20 form and answer any questions throughout the process and beyond.

The Office of Global Services has the experience and knowledge to help students in F-1 visa status transfer their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System record from their current USA institution to Northeastern University.

If you want to switch your F-1 student status to a H-1B temporary employment status after completing a program of study or Post-Completion Optional Practical Training, read below about the cap gap extension.

Want to change your status? Learn what your options are, how to apply, what documents you need, and more.

This form is to update your authorization to go on Co-op or Internship

Family is important. That is why the Office of Global Services makes you aware of what documentation you will need when a family member accompanies you to the USA.

The Office of Global Services is required to take action once we have been notified of your dismissal by your academic program at Northeastern University.

As an F-1 or J-1 student, there is so much to learn, explore, and discover in the USA. And, we encourage you to do it all. But before you do, we will help you understand what documents you should carry with you when traveling within the the USA or its territories.

Sometimes in life, the unexpected happens. If you experience a financial hardship and you are currently studying in the USA on an F-1 visa, you may request an employment authorization.

While it is your responsibility to maintain your status, the Office of Global Services is here to help guide you through the complexities of the US government regulations and procedures.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) helps F-1 students at Northeastern University gain valuable work experience before their scheduled program end date—making it an integral part of their academic program.

If you are an F-1 student, you may be eligible to participate in Optional Practical Training (OPT), which helps you gain practical work experience related to your field of study.

Learn what international students must do to regain their F-1 status through readmission to the USA.

When you fall “out of compliance/status,” it is important to know how you can get reinstated.

The F-1 visa application can be intense, which is why the Office of Global Services walks international students like you through it—step-by-step.

In general, F-1 and J-1 students are required to maintain a full-time enrollment status even in their final academic term. Learn the exception.

Below is an outline of some of the financial documents you will need to request an I-20 for your Northeastern program of study.

Want to work outside the USA? International students at Northeastern must first get the approval of the Office of Global Services. The Office of Global Services also provides some helpful tips on traveling abroad and re-entering the USA.

With so many different ways to fill out the I-20 form, figuring out how to complete yours can be confusing. Use the instructions below that correspond to your program to fill out the form.

Your experience at Northeastern University will be nothing short of amazing. You will enhance the cultural diversity of our campuses and be a valued member of our growing and inclusive community. It all starts with orientation.

After traveling abroad, international students need the proper documentation to re-enter the U.S. Find out what they are.

During your time at Northeastern University, it may become necessary to take a medical leave of absence. The instructions for taking and returning from a medical leave are described below.

During your time at Northeastern University, it may become necessary to take a non-medical leave of absence. The instructions for taking and returning from one are described below.

Prepare to learn everything you need to know on getting an I-94 or passport stamp corrected.

All international students holding an F-1 visa or J-1 visa must check-in at the start of each new program of study. This is a USA government regulation for students to maintain their visa status. At Northeastern University, the Office of Global Services facilitates this online check-in process.

This request is for an international student that requires additional time for the completion of his/her program of study

F-1 students who need a program extension must meet certain requirements, which are explained below.

J-1 and F-1 students normally must enroll in and maintain a full-time course load as explained in the “Basic Enrollment Requirements” section; however, USA federal government regulations allow international students to reduce their course load in certain limited academic circumstances.

There are a number of ways an F-1 student may fall “out of compliance/status,” which is why the Office of Global Services works with international students to help them get back on track.

F-1 students on Post-Completion Optional Training are required to report specific changes of their status to the Office of Global Services (OGS). See the full list below.

This form is to request assistance in fullinging your responsibilities if your are issued an I515a upon returning to he US.

With the help of the Stipended Graduate Assistantships (SGA), eligible F-1 and J-1 students are participating in part-time teaching and residence hall duties and performing world-class research.

See the world. One of the best reasons to study abroad. If you are a F-1 or J-1 student who will participate in a Northeastern approved study program, you will need to know what documents you will need before you plan your trip.

The completion and submission of this form will initiate the process of transferring the student out of Northeastern to another academic institution in the U.S.

This form is required for all international students admitted to a full-time program at Northeastern University and who are currently enrolled or are in a period of post-completion Optional Practical Training at another USA school.

Occasionally, F-1 students transfer out of Northeastern. When this occurs, the entire staff of the Office of Global Services will support your decision and help you experience a seamless transition.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) new policy directed to F, J or M visas. The policy guidance holds that unlawful presence will begin accruing the day after a student stops pursuing a course of study or otherwise violates his or her immigration status.

If you are an international student, you will need a visa to study in the USA. Learn what the different types of visas are.

At Northeastern University, F-1 and J-1 students are encouraged to give back so others can get ahead. While volunteering may seem simple, it is actually a complex area in which immigration regulations and labor laws intersect.

As a student at Northeastern, you may have the opportunity to participate in an international co-op. If this occurs, you may need approval from the Office of Global Services to work outside the USA.