Global Diversity is Our Strength

At St. Edward’s, international students invigorate our learning and enrich our community. The many traditions, perspectives and experiences they bring to the hilltop strengthen our understanding of world cultures and events.

The International Student Services (ISS) Office supports and advocates for international students on campus. We advise on F/J visas, immigration regulations, life in the U.S., work authorization and more. ISS also sponsors activities and programs that foster intercultural sharing and learning. Explore the following resources:

New International Students

If you’ve recently been admitted to St. Edward’s, here’s an overview on how to secure your student visa to pursue your education in the U.S. You’ll also find information about immigration and pre-arrival planning.

Current International Students

If you’re currently enrolled at St. Edward’s as an F-1 student, review our information on maintaining your immigration status, work authorization and important travel guidance.

Exchange Students

Exchange students who will study at St. Edward's for a semester or year can find more information about the application process and J-1 visa permissions.

Forms for International Students

We’ve gathered all necessary forms for international students in the myHilltop task, Forms for International Students.

Events for International Students

Throughout the academic year, ISS hosts special events for international students. Check out our event calendar

Information for Faculty and Staff

The International Student Services Office puts together helpful information for faculty and staff working with international students. 

International Student Services Manual

The International Student Services Manual has been designed to help new international students make the transition to studying in the USA and to serve as a reference for continuing international students. ISS encourages you to review the resources and guidelines provided in the manual and to contact ISS if you have any further questions! 

Disclaimer: ISS provides regulatory and practice information related to F- and J-status, as it stands at the time of the consult. Government agencies may change their interpretation of established immigration laws/regulations and eligibility requirements for benefits at any time. Regulatory content is designed for students; it’s not intended to constitute legal advice or substitute for legal counsel. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain legal status in the U.S. at all times and to comply fully with university policies and procedures.