10.3.12. International Student Services (ISS)

The federal government, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), oversees the rules and regulations that apply to international students studying at Oglethorpe with an F student visa. F-1 students are required to comply with the DHS laws to remain in-status with the conditions of their visa. The role of the International Student Advisor is to ensure Oglethorpe completes federal reporting requirements, provide broad individualized support for international students, including orientation sessions to help international students understand the resources available to them and understand these guidelines. ISS also liaises with various departments University-wide to verify full-time status, process reduced course load requests when appropriate, provide guidance on working opportunities (on-campus work, CPT, and OPT), conduct workshops for F-1 student-related issues, and notify students of processes and deadlines to maintain status and file federally mandated forms. For additional information, visit the global education website.