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.

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.

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.

Prepare to learn everything you need to know on getting an I-94 or passport stamp corrected.

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.

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