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International Student Services

International Student Services assists all nonimmigrant students admitted to FIT degree programs in matters pertaining to their immigration status in the U.S.

Prospective international students can find general immigration advice in the International FAQ. For information on academic offerings, requirements, admissions eligibility, and transfer credit guidelines, visit Admissions or contact the FIT Admissions office at or 212 217.3760.

All admitted students with questions concerning the F-1 Visa, Travel and Entering the US, F-1 Status and Transferring F-1 Status, as well as information on F-1 Employment Options, should click on the appropriate link in our navigation.  

Mandatory Orientation
All admitted F-1 students are required to attend the International Student Orientation at the beginning of their first term in an FIT degree program. It is recommended that other nonimmigrant students also attend this discussion of terms and conditions of F-1 status. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) holds all nonimmigrants responsible for observing the regulations affecting their status. 

Fall 2017 International Student Orientation
Monday, August 21, 2017
8 - 10 am
John E. Reeves Great Hall, Conference Center * NOTE: New location!*

Please bring your passport and I-20 to orientation.

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