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February 26, 2020
Per regulation, all SEVP-certified schools must be recertified every two years. A school’s certification expiration date (CED) is exactly two years...
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November 8, 2017
In certain situations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary may decide to provide special benefits to eligible nationals from specific countries, including F-1 international students.Two of these benefits include an emergent circumstances determination and temporary protected...
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August 18, 2017
As an F or M student in the United States, it is important that you maintain your student status, even during emergency events like hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 until Nov. 30 each year. However, the peak of the season is typically between mid-August and late October,...
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August 10, 2017
With annual summer vacation coming to an end for most F-1 international students, it is time to start thinking about school again.While you prepare to re-enter the United States and return to school, take some time to reread these previously published Study in the States blog posts for tips and...
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July 25, 2017
Recently, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) updated its F-1 Student Transfer section on to provide designated school officials (DSOs) with more clarification on the transfer process.An F-1 student may transfer between SEVP-certified schools if they are maintaining their...