Completing your academic assignments as a J-1 scholar. Leaving the USA. Change of status. Find out how to handle these situations and a whole lot more.
Discover what the visa requirements are during the duration of your program at Northeastern, the protocols for traveling abroad, and how to maintain your status when you leave Northeastern.
The Office of Global Services is required to take action once we have been notified of your dismissal by your academic program at Northeastern University.
As an F-1 or J-1 student, there is so much to learn, explore, and discover in the USA. And, we encourage you to do it all. But before you do, we will help you understand what documents you should carry with you when traveling within the the USA or its territories.
While it is your responsibility to maintain your status, the Office of Global Services is here to help guide you through the complexities of the US government regulations and procedures.
Learn what international students must do to regain their F-1 status through readmission to the USA.
When you fall “out of compliance/status,” it is important to know how you can get reinstated.
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.
Want to work outside the USA? International students at Northeastern must first get the approval of the Office of Global Services. The Office of Global Services also provides some helpful tips on traveling abroad and re-entering the USA.
Obtaining a J-1 international scholar sponsorship is a collaborative effort at Northeastern University—led by the Office of Global Services. See the steps below.
After traveling abroad, international students need the proper documentation to re-enter the U.S. Find out what they are.
The Office of Global Services works with J-1 student interns throughout their entire internship to provide the guidance and support they need—helping interns maintain their status.
Maintaining your J-1 scholar status is critical to staying part of the Northeastern community. Below is a comprehensive list that covers topics ranging from the required authorizations you will need to obtaining incidental employment.
During your time at Northeastern University, it may become necessary to take a medical leave of absence. The instructions for taking and returning from a medical leave are described below.
During your time at Northeastern University, it may become necessary to take a non-medical leave of absence. The instructions for taking and returning from one are described below.
F-1 students who need a program extension must meet certain requirements, which are explained below.
J-1 and F-1 students normally must enroll in and maintain a full-time course load as explained in the “Basic Enrollment Requirements” section; however, USA federal government regulations allow international students to reduce their course load in certain limited academic circumstances.
There are a number of ways an F-1 student may fall “out of compliance/status,” which is why the Office of Global Services works with international students to help them get back on track.
When you attend Northeastern University as a J-1 scholar, you will quickly learn that the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System contacts can help you achieve your career and academic goals.
See the world. One of the best reasons to study abroad. If you are a F-1 or J-1 student who will participate in a Northeastern approved study program, you will need to know what documents you will need before you plan your trip.
Occasionally, F-1 students transfer out of Northeastern. When this occurs, the entire staff of the Office of Global Services will support your decision and help you experience a seamless transition.
Northeastern is a global university. So, it goes without saying that traveling to engage with the world is encouraged. And for international students and their dependents, it will require the right documents and authorizations.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) new policy directed to F, J or M visas. The policy guidance holds that unlawful presence will begin accruing the day after a student stops pursuing a course of study or otherwise violates his or her immigration status.
Learn what options are available to F-1 students that withdraw from Northeastern University.