Resource Library

Study in the States offers free downloadable tools and resources to make it easier for international students and school officials to follow the U.S. government rules and regulations that govern the international student process.

All of the free tools and resources are available below. Search for resources by selecting the filters that apply. One or more filters may be selected.

41 Resources

Public Grade 9-12 Student Life Cycle (F-1)

September 2016
Outlines the eight steps involved for F-1 students studying at grade nine through 12 public high schools in the United States.
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Public and Private K-12 Schools: Know the Difference

September 2016
Illustrates the distinctions between K-12 private schools and grade 9-12 public schools in the United States and outlines the different rules F-1 students must follow while studying at each.
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Know the Rules! Visit Study in the States Before You Start Your Program of Study

August 2016
A welcome guide for DSOs to distribute to new international students, outlining Study in the States as a resource to help them follow the rules and maintain their student status.
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Private K-12 Student Life Cycle (F-1)

June 2016
Outlines the eight steps involved for K-12 F-1 private school students in studying in the United States.
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ICE.gov/SEVP vs. Study in the States: Know the Difference

June 2016
A quick guide illustrating the different types of information, resources and tools found on ICE.gov/SEVP and Study in the States.
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Students with Existing 17-month STEM OPT EADs

May 2016
Outlines the steps that F-1 students with existing 17-month STEM OPT Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) must follow to apply for an additional seven months of OPT.
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International Student Life Cycle

October 2015
Outlines the eight steps involved in studying in the United States, and includes supplemental information about employment and training eligibility for F-1 students.
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F & M Status: Know the Difference

October 2015
Illustrates the distinctions between the two categories and outlines the different rules F-1 and M-1 students must follow while they study in the United States.
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