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.

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 (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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.”

The I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee (SEVIS) supports the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the automated system that keeps track of students and exchange visitors—ensuring they maintain their status while in the U.S.

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.