Key Resources

Travel Signature Request »

This is to request a travel endorsement on your I-20 or DS2019.

Travel Signature Request – Seattle »

This is to request a travel endorsement on your I-20 or DS2019 for Seattle campus students.

Travel Signature Request – Silicon Valley »

This is to request a travel endorsement on your I-20 or DS2019 for Silicon Valley

Employment outside the U.S.

Students physically working outside the U.S. do not require work authorization from OGS. Authorization must be given for work that physically takes place within the U.S. This may include students on Global Co-op.

NOTE: If you are returning to the U.S. while working abroad or on international co-op to perform work for a short period (such as a business trip or conference), this would require authorization. Please reach out to OGS to inquire about this if you believe this is your situation.

Work authorization requirements

Students physically working outside the U.S. do not require work authorization from the Office of Global Services. Authorization must be given for work that physically takes place within the U.S.

NOTE: If you are returning to the U.S. while working abroad or on international co-op to perform work for a short period (such as a business trip or conference), this would require authorization. Please reach out to the Office of Global Services to inquire about this.

 

Recommended travel documents

As always, when traveling abroad, it is important to make sure you are checking your I-20 before leaving the U.S. to see if you will need a new travel signature. Please fill out a Travel Signature Request Form or check our website for travel signature session times and dates.

While it is not required for students to bring any extra documentation, some students going on global co-op may want to bring a letter with them when re-entering the U.S., that explains why they have been outside of the country. Below is a sample letter you may modify and sign yourself to bring with you. In addition, OGS recommends you bring an official transcript with you to show your enrollment in classes while you are abroad.

Sample Letter »