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International Student Services

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.


Upcoming Programs and Events for Fall 2017


August 24, 2017 - International Student Orientation Programflags

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.



September 16, 2017 - Caribbean Night Soccer Match

Come out to support your University of Hartford men's soccer team as they take on Iona

7:00pm , Al-Marzook Field


September 30, 2017 - Six flags Amusement ParkSix Flags

Spend the day at the largest amusement park in New England. Enjoy the rides and fun at Six Flags Amusement Park in Springfield, Mass. Bring a friend and have a great day!

Please sign up at the International Center before September 25th!

A university bus will leave Konover Campus Center at 11:00 am and is expected to return to campus at approximately 6:00pm.  The cost for the trip, including entrance fee and bus transportation is $25.

Seating on the bus is limited so sign-up soon!!

Students who wish to use their own transportation are welcome to do so, but must still sign-up and meet at Konover Center


October 10, 2017 - Practical Training WorkshopOPT

Are you graduating in December 2017? The International Center will host an Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop , on Tuesday, October 10th 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.

Click here for our complete 2017 - 2018 Programs and Events Schedule

Important Notices

Is your I-20 expiring at the end of the semester and you will not finish your program by then?

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.

Are you planning to travel outside the U.S. during semester or summer Breaks?

If you are planning to travel outside the US over the semester or summer breaks, please read this important information.

Is It time to apply for your Post Completion Practical Training Permit.?

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.

have you changed your U.S. Address?

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.

Want to invite your family or friends to visit you in the U.S.?

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.


About our Website

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.