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Santa Clara University hosts approximately 650 active international students on the F-1 and J-1 visas in addition to other non-immigrant and immigrant visa types. We are excited to welcome you to join our diverse community in an effort to enrich the campus community and to promote international understanding and global awareness.
To apply for the F-1/J-1 student visa or to maintain your F-1/J-1 status, you must receive a SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019. For additional information on how to obtain the I-20 or the DS-2019 from SCU, please contact the International Student Office at email@example.com, or visit the Prospective Students section of the International Student Services website.
International Student Orientation
All international students (both freshmen and transfers) are required to attend the ISS International Student Orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 16, which addresses the specific needs of international students and also informs them of important visa rules and regulations for maintaining their non-immigrant status in the U.S. It is mandatory for all international students on the F-1 or J-1 visas to attend this ISS orientation session.
In addition to the ISS orientation session, incoming freshman international students are required to attend one of the Freshman Summer Orientation sessions during the month of July. Those who are unable to attend an orientation session in July should plan to attend Session 7 Orientation, Sept. 17–18. This fall orientation session will be similar to those held in summer. Incoming international transfer students are required to attend Transfer Student Orientation on Sept. 19.
New international students planning to live on campus can move into their housing assignment as early as Sunday, Sept. 14.
Garay Menicucci, Ph.D.