International Travel Updates

UW–Madison and ISS continue to monitor evolving conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and the newly identified Omicron variant. Many countries have announced travel restrictions and entry requirements. We strongly advise you reconsider non-essential personal …

Action Needed ASAP – International Course Options for Students Facing Travel and Visa Restrictions

Dear International Students, The beginning of the fall semester is rapidly approaching. If you have not already done so, begin navigating the process referred to in previous communications sent on July 27 from International Student …

COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions & National Interest Exceptions (NIE)

Global travel advisories and restrictions change frequently. Check U.S. Centers for Disease Control global travel advisories and your airline for updates. You must carry your important travel documents. Proof of in-person enrollment is required if you have an Initial Attendance …

USCIS Announces I-765 Online Filing for OPT & STEM Extension

On April 12, 2021, USCIS announced that F-1 students seeking permission for Optional Practical Training (OPT) or OPT STEM Extension can now file Form I-765 online.  We are optimistic about this change, but we are …