Welcome


Grand Valley State University is home to 428 F-1 and J-1 international students. Our office advocates for international students on campus and serves as a primary resource for legal, cultural, and social matters for international students. We work closely with many offices across campus, as well as organizations in our community to help international students feel at home and connected with community.


OPT Information

For those of you graduating in December, 2017- If you plan to apply for OPT to work in the US after graduation, please email istudents@gvsu.edu

Additionally, you will need to gather the following information: 

  1. 2 copies of your passport identification page,
  2. 2 copies of your F-1 Visa 
  3. 2 copies of EACH of your I-20's
  4. 2 copies of your I-94
  5. a check or money order payable to USCIS for $410.00 
  6. $3.00 cash
  7. complete online and print Form G-1145
  8. complete online and print Form I-765
    • #3 US Mailing Address:
      • Street Number: c/o Stoetzner, 1 Campus Drive
      • Apt #: 130 LOH
      • City: Allendale
      • State: MI
      • Zip Code: 49401
    • #16 Eligibility: (C) (3) (B)

Additionally, you will need to complete the form

If you do not have your I-94- google "electronic I-94" and then complete the required information and download it from the internet!


HEALTH INSURANCE

The Health Insurance information can be found here


Required Forms for New (Fall 2017) international students

Please complete these required forms: 

Student Information  F1 Student Regulations   J1 Student Regulations


Walk-In Hours

If you would like to speak with Kate or Libby about any question you may have, please plan to come by the office during walk-in hours!

First come, first served!

Monday & Wednesdays: 2:30-4:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9am-11am

If you cannot come during one of the designated walk-in times, please call 616 331 3898 or email istudents@gvsu.edu to make an appointment.


Planning to Attend GVSU!

Find more information regarding your arrival at Grand Rapids, your on and off campus housing options and your course registration.

ARRIVAL INFORMATION       HOUSING INFORMATION 

COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION    

Please complete these required forms: 

Student Information  F1 Student Regulations   J1 Student Regulations

 



Answers to Financial Questions!

For information on tuition, scholarships, and loans 







Page last modified October 24, 2017