As an F-1 visa holder studying on exchange or study abroad to HPU, it is your responsibility to understand and comply with the terms of your immigration status. Immigration laws and regulations can be confusing, and this guide is not meant to be the final authority on matters relating to your immigration status, but a starting point to help you understand how to stay in lawful status and get the most of your opportunities afforded to you as a non-immigrant student.
A violation of immigration laws or regulations (for example, failing to maintain a full-time credit load or engaging in unauthorized employment) could jeopardize your F-1 status and legal stay in the U.S., as well as provide roadblocks and complications for employment or future U.S. visa requests.
Review this information carefully and contact your Designated School Official or the Office of Study Abroad if you have questions. The Study Abroad Advisor, Chris Ferguson, is the DSO for exchange and study abroad students. He can be reached by email or phone at: +1 (336) 841-9051. The Office of Study Abroad is located in Cottrell Hall.