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 …

8 Steps to Becoming a UW-Madison International Student

Thank-you for selecting UW-Madison for your educational program. We congratulate you on your decision to study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and wish you the very best academic and interpersonal experiences while you are here. This section focuses on everything related to your pre-arrival and arrival to Madison. We hope that this information will help…

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 …

Change of Status

Change to F-1 or J-1 Status If you have gained admission to University of Wisconsin-Madison as a full-time student, you may request support from ISS for a Change of Status to F1 or J1. If you are in the U.S. with another visa type, you may review your eligibility to study through Immigration and Customs…