As a lawfully admitted F-1 or J-1 student in the US, you are responsible for knowing, understanding, and complying with all regulations that pertain to you. You cannot claim ignorance of the law, so please read the following immigration information very carefully. The following information is only a brief summary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, and is not legal advice. Complete information and links to the forms referred to in this booklet can be found on the website of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Please contact the staff in the Center for International Education if you have questions about immigration regulations. Do not rely on information from a friend.