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As an international student in F-1 status, you know there are many regulations you need to abide by regarding work, travel and course load (see F-1 Student Requirements). It can be confusing at times to keep all of them straight.

The Intercultural Center is here to help you understand and abide by all of the regulations affiliated with yout visa, and to provide you with all the information you need and answer any remaining questions you may have. Remember to come to us FIRST for advice, not your friends.

The IC can help you with:

  • Travel signatures
  • Applications for work permission
  • Obtaining a Social Security Number
  • Reinstatement requests
  • Taking a medical leave
  • Taking a reduced course load
  • Any other issues relating to your F-1 status and benefits

You may be able to get many of your questions answered by looking at our website. However, please come by to ask any other questions you may have. Our walk-in hours without an appointment are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1-3 pm.  Otherwise you may make an appointment by calling 401-254-5422.

Please remember to talk to your international student advisor BEFORE taking any actions that may jeporidize your F-1 status. Most situations call for prior-DSO approval, and without it you can loose your F-1 student status. If you have any doubts about anything at all, call our office!