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International Student Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for International Students:

As of March 19, 2020, International Student Services (ISS) is working remotely during our usual business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EDT. Please email [email protected] to reach us. Unfortunately, due to classes moving online, all remaining in-person spring ISS events and information sessions have been canceled. Given rapidly changing COVID-19 developments, travel of any sort is not recommended at this time. Please consult the ISS Newsletter sent for more detailed information on travel and other time-sensitive items like Practical Training and extensions of stay if you need more time to complete your program. We appreciate what a new day this is for everyone, and thank you for your patience and flexibility.

? Click here to read the ISS Newsletter.

International students should contact International Student Services with additional questions.


International Student Services assists all nonimmigrant students admitted to FIT degree programs in matters pertaining to their immigration status in the U.S.

Prospective international students can find general immigration advice in the International FAQ. For information on academic offerings, requirements, admissions eligibility, and transfer credit guidelines, visit Admissions or contact the FIT Admissions office at (212) 217-3760.

All admitted students with questions concerning the F-1 Visa, Travel and Entering the US, F-1 Status and Transferring F-1 Status, as well as information on F-1 Employment Options, should click on the appropriate link in our navigation.  

Mandatory Orientation

All admitted F-1 students are required to attend the International Student Orientation at the beginning of their first term in an FIT degree program. It is recommended that other nonimmigrant students also attend this discussion of terms and conditions of F-1 status. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) holds all nonimmigrants responsible for observing the regulations affecting their status. 

Fall 2020 International Student Orientation
Sunday, August 23, 2020
9 am – 4 pm
Location to be determined.

Please bring your passport and I-20 to orientation.

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