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

Understanding J-1 status. Maintaining J-1 status. Attending a J-1 orientation session. We know you may feel overwhelmed with the number of obligations you have to meet as a J-1 student. Relax. The Office of Global Services remains committed to helping you at every step.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

You are about to embark on a journey of lifelong learning. But before you do, use the checklist the Global Student Mentors created to help you pack and get ready for the incredible learning experience you are about to begin at Northeastern.