The International Student Services section of the International Center provides you with a number of important benefits and services. Our primary function is to insure that you maintain your legal status while a student at the University of Hartford and to provide you with the necessary support to insure your success here.
To this end, the Center acts as the liaison between the University and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service, the U.S. Department of State, embassies and consulates abroad, foreign governments, and international organizations.
We also provide you with current information regarding compliance with DHS requirements, including student and exchange visitor status, travel, employment regulations and so much more. Personalized academic and non-academic counseling and referral is available and no appointment is necessary to speak with an advisor.
The International Student Orientation Program for newly arrived International Students. Konover Campus Center, 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Please bring your passport and immigration documents. All new international students are required to attend.
Join International staff for our "Welcome Back" Pizza Social. It's a fun chance to gather with friends and meet other international students and staff. There will be FREE pizza, chips and soda.
11:30 to 1:00 pm in GSU, third floor, room 335
Come out to support your University of Hartford men's soccer team as they take on Iona.
7:00pm , Al-Marzook Field
Are you graduating in December 2017? The International Center will host an Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop on Tuesday, February 13h for those students who will be graduating in December 2017.
During the workshop, you will receive all the necessary forms as well as complete instructions on how to apply and when. This will also be a great opportunity to ask questions regarding employment in the U.S. on OPT, the STEM program and the H-1B Visa process.
If your I-20 is expiring at the end of the semester, you must apply for a program extension. Read the requirements here. We recommend you apply at least one month before the end date as listed on your document.
If you are planning to travel outside the US over the semester or summer breaks, please read this important information.
If you are completing your program of study in December 2017, then it's time to consider applying for your Post Completion Practical Training permit. Apply through the International Center beginning on in October 2017.
If you have recently changed your U.S. address or phone number, please contact the International Center with your new information. The U.S. Immigration Service requires that any new information be updated within ten days and Center staff will assist you.
Whether it is for graduation or just a visit from your family or friends, the Center can help you with needed advice and documents. Here's how to do it.
The International Center strives to maintain the accuracy of our website, particularly as it relates to immigration regulations and procedures. Due to evolving changes in immigration law, it is not always possible to make timely updates to our site. International students and scholars are advised to always check with their International Student Advisor for the most up-to-date information.