As an international student at IU, it is most likely that you will have one of two types of nonimmigrant status: F-1 or J-1.
As a nonimmigrant student, you will face certain restrictions:
- You are limited in what you can do while in the United States.
- You will have to follow certain regulations to maintain your legal status.
- You will have a date by which you must leave the country or apply for further privileges.
- You must have a home outside the United States to which you intend to return.
All full-time students qualify for an F-1 visa. However, depending on your situation, you may also qualify for a J-1 visa.
The Office of International Services is a resource for you throughout your stay. Ask us any questions you have, and we will do our best to help you.