Last updated: March 20, 2020, 10:00 A.M. This webpage is being updated regularly, and we encourage you to check it frequently for important updates. Please note that this information is constantly evolving and we do not have all the answers at this time.
Florida Tech is closely monitoring the ever-changing information concerning the Coronavirus. Please be sure to follow important university updates at https://www.fit.edu/coronavirus/
At this time, the University and essential functions will remain open.
The ISSS Office remains open at this time. We will be modifying our office hours beginning Monday, March 23. Our phone lines will remain open between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, but our office doors will only be open for document drop-off, pick-up, and/or travel signatures between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. It is important to remember to bring your student ID to the ISSS Office when collecting documentation and only the person whom the document belongs to can pick up the document (this is an immigration regulation). Please note that we may need to further adjust our office hours in the future, based on new information or directives.
All appointments will be moved to phone or email appointments only. If you have a specific question, please contact:
OPT/STEM OPT/CPT: Lareyne Ellebracht firstname.lastname@example.org
Programming/Program Extensions/Change of Majors: Debbie Matta email@example.com
Immigration Status questions: Cindy Dubey firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions: Katie Bumsted email@example.com
Other questions: Jackie Lingner firstname.lastname@example.org
OR CALL: 321-674-8053
The ISSS Office is comprised of people who are professionals in providing the international student services you need to succeed in your academic life. We have extensive training and experience in the interpretion of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations. Services provided include assisting and advising F, J, M, and H-1B visa holders on all immigration matters, including enrollment requirements, travel, employment authorization, visa extensions… to name a few.
International Student Services also offers cultural programs designed to assist you in adjusting to life in the United States and at Florida Tech. These include the International Orientation Program, the International Workshop Video Series (covering topics such as employment, travel and taxes), International Coffee Hours, the Annual International Festival, as well as many others.
ISSS prides itself in providing international students the services you need to be happy and successful at Florida Tech. So, once again welcome. We are grateful you have chosen to come and study with us.
We are located on the third floor of the Harris Commons Building (on the corner of University Blvd and Babcock Street).
Have Your I-20s Signed
Please have your I-20s signed for re-entry prior to travelling. (Please allow 5-7 working days to process your request.)
International Student Resource Guide
The Office of International Student and Scholar Services answers your frequently asked questions.
Documents on a variety of topics which are designed specifically to inform international students and scholars related to their immigration status, as well as other topics and issues of importance.
Join the ISSS List Serve
Get important updates regarding immigration regulations and international life on campus.
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