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Santa Clara University currently hosts approximately 650 active international students on F-1 and J-1 visas in addition to other non-immigrant and immigrant visa types. We are excited to welcome international students to join our campus community in an effort to enrich the diversity of the University and to promote international understanding and global awareness.
To apply for an 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 an I-20 or DS-2019 from SCU, please contact the international student office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our websites: for the I-20 www.scu.edu/iss-i20; for the DS-2019 www.scu.edu/iss-ds2019.
International Student Orientation
Incoming freshman international students who are unable to attend an orientation session in July, should plan to attend the Sept. 18–19, 2013, orientation session. This fall orientation session will be similar to those held in summer. More information can be found on the International Student Orientation website.
In addition to orientation, international students are required to attend the special informational session on Sept. 17, 2013, 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 especially important for all international students on F-1 or J-1 visas to attend both the informational session on Sept. 17 and the orientation session during Sept. 18–19. New international students planning to live on campus are able to move into their housing assignment as early as Sunday, Sept. 15.