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OIE Services

The Office of International Education (OIE) provides international education services to current ESF international students and their dependents, current ESF students interested in studying abroad, and acts as an emergency point of contact for ESF faculty-led programs abroad and students conducting research abroad.

  • OIE is the primary on-campus immigration resource available to the ESF international student community. The Coordinator assists international students with maintaining status and adhering to U.S. immigration laws by providing advice regarding immigration regulations and various immigration–related topics such as employment and travel. OIE provides all immigration document services including initial I-20s/ DS-2019s, SEVIS transfer I-20s/DS-2019s, F-1 and J-1 work benefits (CPT, OPT, Academic Training) and document updates (e.g., I-20 extensions, travel signatures) for active students.
  • OIE is the primary on-campus resource for students interested in studying abroad during their academic program at ESF.  OIE provides information regarding study abroad eligibility requirements and study abroad opportunities and assists students with completing the study abroad request approval process.
  • OIE serves as an emergency point of contact for all ESF students conducting research abroad and participating in international programs and for ESF faculty taking students abroad.
  • OIE processes all J-1 scholar exchange visitor requests and advises scholars, dependents and students here on J-1 ESF sponsorship.

Please schedule an appointment in advance in order to assure that the Coordinator of International Education will be available to meet with you (oie@esf.edu / 315-470-6691).