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Current Students

As an international student on an F-1 or J-1 visa, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are maintaining proper immigration status. Below is some important information that you should follow to assist you in maintain your status.

F-1 Status
Most international students are in this status, as it enables study toward a specific educational objective. 

J-1 Student Status
The J-1 student category is an option for students who receive qualifying financial sponsorship or who are participating in a formal university exchange program.

Additional Important Information

  • Maintaining Your Immigration Status

    As an international student on an F-1 visa, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are maintaining proper immigration status.  

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  • Working in the U.S.

    Working in the U.S.

    International students are generally permitted to work part-time on-campus as long as you are maintaining your F-1 or J-1 status.

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  • Travel & Reentry

    International students in the U.S. need to be aware of several things when leaving from or returning to the U.S.

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  • Driving in the U.S.

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts allows some international students and scholars to use their home country license while in the U.S.

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  • Taxes

    ALL international students and scholars in the U.S. are required to file some type of U.S. tax form.

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  • Culture Shock and U.S. Culture

    Most people traveling outside of their own countries experience a level of culture shock – the process of adjusting to a new country and new culture. Even people who have lived in numerous countries experience culture shock every time they go to a new place. Given time, culture shock will lessen.

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