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Travel Signatures are available by walk in or by appointment.
Please fill out theTravel Request Form. ContactIris Aroyewun-BirchwoodNadege Coriolan, and copy our International Students Office (ISO)email at



Upcoming OPT Information Sessions

F-1 students are eligible for full-time or part-time employment, for a total of twelve months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) per educational level. OPT provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge obtained in an academic program to a practical work experience in the US.

If this is your last semester, you are encouraged to attend at least one of the following OPT information session:

  •  April 11-2:00 PM-3:30 PM via Zoom; please send an email to the International Students Office or ISO email: to RSVP.
  • Preview the OPT Information Session Slideshow

    Immigration Updates and transitioning to the H1-B , professional work status/visa meeting

     May  1,2024 starting at 12:00 PM -1:30 PM via zoom; if interested in attending this meeting ,contact the office at ,mid March.

    Post Covid , Full time enrollment guidance for F1/J1 students:

    All F-1 graduate, or undergraduate students may register for only one fully online course out of their full-time enrollment, 9 credits for graduate students and 12 credits for undergraduate students, during the fall and spring semesters; hybrid courses, except for HYFlex are considered in person classes. Attending school during the summer or winter sessions is optional, not mandatory for F-1 students.


    Digital I-20s

    Based on recent guidance from the US government, the International Students Office staff are currently issuing digitally signed I-20s and DS-2019 forms.

    This means that if you are a student in F-1 status and you apply for anything that requires a new I-20 (for example, a travel signature, OPT, CPT, etc.), you will receive a digital I-20 at your Hunter College email account instead of receiving a new, printed I-20, once your document is ready; only students applying for social security numbers, will require an original I-20s/DS2019 forms.


    You are required to pay the out of New York State resident tuition and fees, regardless of how long you have resided in New York State.

    Hunter College International Students Office (ISO).

    The International Student Office is open to visitors, and we can assist you during office hours. You may also email us at or call 212-772-4864. After office hours, we strongly encourage you to review the information on this website.


    International Travel

    Before leaving the United States, please email us at and complete our travel signature  request form at Let us know that you'll need a travel endorsement signature. The travel endorsement signature will enable you to enter the United States when you return.

    If you have already left the U.S. without a travel endorsement signature, please email us one month before your return to the United States and and complete our travel request form at to get your signed/endorsed I-20 for F-1 students, or DS2019 for J-1 Exchange Visitor students; your respective form will emailed to you.


    For Further Assistance

    Please contact Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood, Director, at, or Nadege Coriolan, International Students Advisor at and always copy the ISO email:

    Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood
    International Students Office(ISO)





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