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

If you are in an individual that has been approved to participate in the U.S. in exchange visitor program, you will need a Certificate of Eligibility called DS-2019, which you will use to apply for J-1 visa at your home country.

Family is important, so that is why the Office of Global Services (OGS) wants to make you aware of what documentation you will need when a family member accompanies you to the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

With Academic Training, eligible J-1 students can deepen their Northeastern experience with employment opportunities that relate to their field of study.

J-1 exchange visitors and J-2 dependents must have health insurance. This explains the requirements and health insurance options.

Are you an international student participating in an exchange program with a government, organizational, or university sponsorship? If so, you will need to travel with a J-1 student visa.

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.”

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.

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.

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

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.

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.