Maintaining your Status

Staying Legal in F-1 StatusGeneral immigration rules for F-1 students.
Request to Drop below Full – Time
Extending your F-1 Status and Statement of Financial Support
Travel Instructions (traveling within the U.S/ re-entering the U.S.)
I-20 Request Form –
Use this form to request an updated I-20 form.
Address Update Form – Use this form to notify IEC of a change in your address or phone number.

Employment

Overview of Working while in F-1 Status – Explains on and off-campus work opportunities.
Curricular Practical Training and Sample Employer Letter
Optional Practical Training  and OPT Employer Information Form

Tax Documents 

2020 Tax Return Information
Form 8843-2020

Campus Life and Activities

For a more detailed list of clubs, organizations and events you can join, please go to the Student Life & Activities pages.

One of the most popular clubs for international students is the International Student Association (ISA) The only requirement is that you have an interest in learning more about the world and other cultures. Meetings are every Tuesday from 12 to 1 pm. If you’re interested in joining, please contact isa.brookdale@gmail.com

Thanksgiving Host Program – Spend Thanksgiving Day with an American family! This new program has been created to share one of our holidays unique to the U.S. You and a friend (or your family) will have a chance to experience the traditional thanksgiving foods cooked with the cultural flavors from the host’s family origin.  Watch Brookdale Newsmakers story featuring student Karen S and Dr. Ave Latte talk about their Thanksgiving dinner experience.