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 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization, which helps them apply their classroom learning to the real-world.

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

With Northeastern’s 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 (OGS) can help students in F-1 visa status transfer their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) record from their current U.S. institution to Northeastern University.

Northeastern University is located in the center of Boston, making it a convenient and safe place to get to through various modes of transportation.

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

There are two options to change to change to a F-1, F-2, J-1 or J-2 non-immigrant status if you are currently in the U.S. on a different non-immigrant status. Learn what those two options are and which one is better for you.

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

Learn what options are available to F-1 students who have been academically dismissed from Northeastern University.

As an F-1 or J-1 student, there is so much to learn, explore, and discover in the U.S., and the Office of Global Services (OGS) encourages you to do it all. Before you do, please understand what documents you should carry with you when traveling within the the U.S. 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.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a benefit for eligible F-1 students to authorize off-campus practical training physically located within the U.S. as required by a student’s curriculum or any co-op experience.

If you are an F-1 student, you may be eligible to participate in Optional Practical Training (OPT), which helps students gain relevant work experience within their 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 confusing, which is why the Office of Global Services (OGS) 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.

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.

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.

Before traveling abroad, international students need to make sure they have the proper documentation to re-enter the U.S. which includes a valid travel signature.

Welcome to Northeastern University and to the Office of Global Services! We strive to provide you with all the

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. Students who need a non-medical leave of absence, which includes any reason that is not medical, will need to apply to the Office of Global Services (OGS) as well as to their college/graduate school for this request.

Your travel record is an important piece of your visa documentation. Learn what you need to know.

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 U.S. government regulation for students to maintain their visa status. The Office of Global Services (OGS) facilitates this process called “online immigration clearance.”

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.

F-1 and J-1 students must enroll in and maintain a full-time course load; however, federal 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.” The Office of Global Services (OGS) works with international students to help them get back on track.

Depending on the length of your program and duration of your visa, your visa may expire during your program at Northeastern University. If your visa expires, you will need to renew it before you re-enter the U.S. after traveling abroad.

F-1 students on Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) are required to report specific changes of their status to the Office of Global Services. 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.

Once you wish to return to the U.S. to resume your studies, you must contact the Office of Global Services (OGS) so that they can either request a reactivation of your SEVIS record with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), or process a new initial I-20 for you.

Stipended Graduate Assistantships (SGA) help eligible F-1 and J-1 students to successfully participate in part-time teaching while performing world-class research.

Northeastern encourages students to have many global experiences. F-1 or J-1 students who will participate in an Northeastern study abroad program need to know what documents to bring on their adventure.

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 will decide to transfer out of Northeastern University. When this occurs, the Office of Global Services (OGS) staff 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 visa holders. The policy guidance states that “unlawful presence” will begin accruing the day after a student violates his or her immigration status. This policy has severe consequences.

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.

Learn what options are available to F-1 students that withdraw from Northeastern University and what steps the Office of the Global Services (OGS) will need take

Want to work outside the U.S.? Do you have an opportunity to participate in an international co-op? International students need to get an approval from the Office of Global Services (OGS). OGS also provides some helpful tips on traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S.