International Advising

The International Student Office is here to help you understand the many rules pertaining to you as an international student.

We are proud to have such a diverse student-body including students from all over the world. Our goal is to ensure that our students are receiving the best conservatory education while maintaining their F-1 visa status. We can also help you get permission to work, and provide information about staying in the U.S. after you have graduated.

We are located in the Office of Student Services, St. Botolph Rm 224. Your international advisor also serves as your academic advisor. Immigration regulations can be tricky to understand, so your advisor is the best resource to help answer your questions. Do not hesitate to email us or drop by.

Our International Student Handbook contains all of the F-1 visa immigration regulations as well as useful information about traveling, the visa process, and academic expectations here at the Conservatory.

Below you will also find information on International Student Employment (including Curricular and Optional Practical Training), Social Security Numbers, and Certification of Finances.

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2019-2020 International Student Handbook

International Student Handbook

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Other International Student Resources

2016-2017 International Student Employment Information

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2017-2018 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Packet

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2016-2017 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Packet

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Social Security Number Application Packet

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2017-2018 Certificate of Finances

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