F-1 Academic Services


Welcome International Students!

International Student Services (ISS) promotes the positive impact international students provide CHU by offering effective advising and assistance before, during and after they attend CHU. ISS is part of the Student Services office, located in the CHU Administration Building, room 214. Please visit the office anytime; we love getting to know our students!

Q. What is an international student?

A. Any student attending CHU on an F-1 visa.

CHU is a diverse community, and it often feels like everyone could be called an international student! International Student Services is primarily designed to advise and assist those students attending CHU on an F-1 visa. If you have a different type of visa and have a question or concern, we will work to find resources and/or contacts to assist you.

Online ISS Resources and Forms:

CHU has created many valuable resources to assist you with your visa and help ensure that you maintain your status. You are strongly advised to use the following resources in combination with ISS advising sessions. Your circumstances may alter the general guidance provided, and you will only be able to determine this through direct advising.

Welcome New Students:

International (F-1) Student Guide
Welcome Presentation – Maintaining F-1 Status

Employment Information:

Employment Options Presentation
Employment FAQ
CHU CPT Application Form
CHU OPT Application Form
CHU CPT Employer Information Handout

Reduced Courses and Withdrawal Information:

Reduced Course Load Request Form
Withdrawal FAQ (pending)
Withdrawal with Intent to Return Form

Travel Information:

Travel FAQ
CHU Travel Request Form

Change of Status Information:

Change of Status Information

Other Information:

Letter and I-20 Request Form
Canadian Student Information
Tax Guidance [see: International (F-1) Student Guide]
Driver License Information [see: International (F-1) Student Guide]
Social Security Card Information [see: International (F-1) Student Guide]

Contact Information:

Stop-in visits are always welcome during our hours of operation. To make sure that you do not have to wait to speak to someone – and that the appropriate amount of time is available to devote to your inquiry – we recommend that you schedule an appointment by calling or emailing our office.

CHU Administration Building
Room 214
8 am-6 pm, Monday-Thursday
8 am-5 pm, Friday