International Students

While CalArts transitions to online classes during this unprecedented time of change, we thank you for your patience. Our International Students and Programs staff will be available to assist you remotely. Please visit our HUB page for appointments, handouts, and presentations.

Here are links to COVID-19 related information specifically for International Students:

  • Visa Status FAQ: For Enrolled Students and OPT Students (Updated 5/1/2020)
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators: The leading organization for international education and exchange has up-to-date COVID-19 resources and news. (Updated almost daily)
  • ICE Guidance on COVID-19: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) post guidance documents and FAQs for Nonimmingrant Students and SEVP-Certified Schools. (Updated 4/30/2020)
  • EVP Information on COVID-19: Exchange Visitor Program (J visas) by State Department
  • Presidential Proclamation 4/22/2020 Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak (This does not directly affect non-immigrant visas.)

International Student Updates

Congratulations graduates!  This newsletter contains information about mandatory address updates, digital travel signature, I-20 extension, financial resources, new OPT guidelines updates, CPT summer internship, and more...

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This Newsletter contains information about Spring 2020 deadlines, mandatory address update for international studens, issues regarding customs and immigration policies, funds, summer internship, I-20 and travel signature delivery, Optional Practical Training, webinars, tax preparation and more.

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