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F1 Students on OPT/STEM

Travel Outside the U.S.

  • You should have a discussion/obtain approval from the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) PRIOR to travel in order to avoid complications. You may come in to the ISSO Office during Advising Hours to speak to an advisor. Updated Advising Hours can be found on our Advising Hour page.

Students are recommended to access their I-94 card after each entry into the United States.

This is to make sure your I-94 reflects the correct "Class of Admission" (F-1 or J-1), and that the "Admit Until Date" reflects D/S (Duration of Status). If you have issues accessing your I-94 card, or you find a mistake on your I-94 card, please contact the ISSO at isso@uml.edu. This may prevent the processing of future Applications like Applying for a Social Security Card, CPT, OPT, etc. Instructions on how to access your I-94 card are available via the ISSO website.