Chapman University

International Student Services

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The ISS office at Chapman provides support to international students who are studying in the United States on an F-1 visa. This support includes:

  • Advising to maintain your immigration status.
  • Updating and processing of immigration documentation.
  • Assistance in getting started at Chapman and living in the United States.

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Getting Started

After you have received your F-1 visa, our office can assist you with preparing to move to Southern California. Visit our Getting Started section to start planning for your arrival!

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As an international student, you have several opportunities to be employed in the United States. Learn more about those opportunities below:

Living in Orange County, California

All students study at our campuses in Orange County, California. You can learn more about the area from current students in our video!

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Maintaining Your Visa Status

As a student studying on an F-1 visa, you must meet certain obligations to maintain your status. Our Maintaining Your Status section will help you stay in compliance with those obligations.

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Whether you are traveling within the United States or out of the country, we can help make sure you stay compliant with immigration regulations.

Contact Us

Find contact information for our office or make an appointment to meet with one of our team members.

International Student Services provides general guidance. Any advice provided to you by the ISS should not be construed as legal advice.

Additionally, due to the fluid nature of governmental interpretation, government agencies such as USCIS/ICE/CBP may change their interpretation of immigration laws/regulations and eligibility requirements for benefits at any time. We will do our best to provide the most current guidance.

Each case is fact-specific and it is advised that you contact an experienced immigration attorney if you have questions regarding your situation.