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Address/Phone/Email Reporting Requirement

SEVIS regulations require the university to report a physical local address, phone number and email address for all F-1 and J-1 students.

After U.S. Arrival for International Students

After you arrive in St. Louis, see the steps to take to make sure you get off to a smooth start.

ASK AN ADVISOR: I heard OPT is Changing. How will this affect my OPT?

This past September, the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), issued new guidance on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

ASK AN ADVISOR: Passport, check. Visa, check. What else do I need for travel?

Along with having a valid passport, with at least 6 months left on it and a valid F-1 entry visa, you must have a recent travel signature from one of your OISS advisors on page 2 of your I-20.

ASK AN ADVISOR: Who Can I Talk to When I am Feeling Stressed?

Question: I’ve been in the US for over a year, but I’m still having difficulty adjusting. The stress from my classes is too much and I feel like an outsider, constantly alone. Is there anyone I can talk to about this?

Campus Involvement for International Graduate Students

Get resources for promoting health among international graduate students at WashU.

Certification of Student Status Letter Request for International Students

Complete this form to request a letter to verify your student status.

Dependents of International Students

A spouse or dependent child of an F-1 is given the status of F-2.