Study & Research Abroad

F and J Students and Study Abroad

International students in F and J status who will engage in research or study outside the U.S. during the fall or spring terms must complete the Study/Research Abroad Request e-form at ISSAlink. This includes graduate students who will be conducting research or working on their dissertation anywhere outside of the U.S. The information collected in this e-form allows ISSA to handle your immigration record properly. Failure to complete this notification process may result in problems or denials at a U.S. port of entry upon the return from a research or study abroad experience.

Please also note: to re-enter the U.S., students need 1) a passport valid for at least 6 months in the future, 2) an unexpired visa, and 3) an I-20 or DS-2019 which has a travel signature which was issued sometime in the past year.