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The International Students Office is currently open to visitors; our International Student Advisors and staff are available to assist you from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on  Monday,Tuesday and Thursday and Wednesday,10:30 AM-6:00 PM and on Friday,10:00 AM-4:00 PM , in person, via email at and/or telephone:212-772-4864.


Travel Signatures are available by walk in or by appointment.ContactIris Aroyewun-BirchwoodNadege Coriolan, and·our office staff and copy the ISO email at;Please fill out theTravel Request Form.


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 these OPT information sessions :

Wednesday, April 19 -1:00-2:30

Wednesday, May 3-    1:00-2:30

If you want to preview the OPT information session slideshow , please click here

Upcoming Sprintax Webinars

In these tax webinars, international students, scholars and professionals will be run through everything they need to know about nonresident tax for the 2022 tax season. Topics will include who must file, tax residency, FICA, State returns, implications of misfiling as well as how to use to prepare a compliant tax return.

Tuesday, March 21st @ 4pm EST – Register here

Wednesday, March 30th @ 12pm EST – Register here

Wednesday, April 5th @ 1pm EST – Register here

Tuesday, April 11th @ 1pm EST – Register here

Friday, April 14th @ 12pm EST – Register here


Digital I-20s

Due to the COVID-19 situation and based on recent guidance from the US government, the International Students Office staff are currently issuing digitally signed I-20s. Students in J-1 status will still receive a printed DS-2019 if they require a new DS-2019 as government guidance has not yet been released on digital DS-2019s.

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-20 .

Updated SEVP FAQs Available

See the most recent update regarding SEVP


From the Hunter College International Students Office (ISO).

The International Student Office is open to visitors at this time, we can assist you during· office hours. Please email us at or call 212.772.4864. After office hours, we strongly encourage you to review the information on this website.

Your Status (spring 2023)

Please note that CUNY, in collaboration with the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), is maintaining the F-1 or J-1 statuses of enrolled students, as long as you are engaged in a full-time course of study, including courses taught online or hybrid. "Full-time" means 12 credits for undergraduates, and 9 credits for graduate students, unless you have received written permission for a reduced course load from our office.

International Travel

We understand that some students wish to travel overseas; before leaving the United States, please email us at and complete our travel 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.

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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