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.

After traveling abroad, international students need the proper documentation to re-enter the U.S. Find out what they are.

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.

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.

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.