Guidance for Current and Prospective Foreign Students

Being a foreign student in the United States can be stressful and confusing. Properly navigating immigration requirements and maintaining status is extremely important. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has created a website to help current and prospective students through the process of coming to the U.S. for study. Study in the States contains information for students currently enrolled in U.S. institutions about maintaining status, information about dependent family members, and driving in the States, among other things. The site also contains important information for prospective students. It contains a list of SEVP-certified (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) schools. Students can search for a specific institution, or may search by a geographic area of interest. Important information about the SEVIS system, applying for a visa, and what to do upon arrival in the United States is also included. If you are currently a foreign student in the States, or are considering entering into a course of study, you may find the Study in the States site very helpful.