Welcome to Hope International University! We are so glad you are here, and we are eager to assist you with your F-1 visa questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for in the following pages, please do not hesitate to contact us.

To make an appointment with your Designated School Official (DSO), please make an appointment during normal office hours (M-F 8am-5:30pm) by calling the ISP Front Desk at (714)879-3901 ext. 1698. You may also e-mail us at [email protected].

The Study in the States blog (https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov) is run by the U.S. government and provides great resources that explain the rules and regulations for international students.

One privilege granted to F-1 students is the ability to work part time on campus. To find a job on campus, you may contact the cafeteria, look on the bulletin board in the Lawson Fulton Student Center outside the cafeteria, or ask your fellow students to find out what jobs might be available.

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We know many of you have family and friends in various parts of the United States. Please be aware that you may be asked to show proof of your student status at ANY time in the United States... and especially when you take domestic flights.

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So many new terms... What do they all mean? If the acronyms and immigration slang confuses you, you are not alone! Feel free to refer to this immigration terms list at any time.

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Whether it’s traveling, visas, or employment all of your quick questions can be answered here.

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Have additional questions? Contact our department of International Student Programs.

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