Last updated: February 2, 2023


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Traveling internationally over winter break? Check whether you need to request a new travel signature.

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In-person course requirement: There is a limit to how many credits of online courses can count toward your full-time registration each semester. Learn more.

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Are you paying your tuition from a bank account that is outside the U.S.? You can use Flywire to save on bank fees and exchange rates.

Submit your Reduced Course Load request. Remember that ISSS must approve your Reduced Course Load request before you drop any classes.

New MN Cannabis Law and the Impact on International Students and Scholars

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The state of Minnesota recently passed a law legalizing recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21, effective August 1. It is important for individuals who are not citizens of the United States to understand that although Minnesota has legalized the use of marijuana, federal law still prohibits the use or possession of marijuana. If you are not a U.S. citizen, violations of federal law can negatively impact your immigration status.

The best advice for anyone who is not a U.S. citizen is to avoid using marijuana.

For more information, Student Legal Services has posted an FAQ on the new law on their home page.


Meet the ISSS Staff

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Welcome to a new academic year! Get to know ISSS staff and check out their recommendations for resources and places on campus and nearby.

In-person course requirement for F-1 students

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has indicated it plans to return to the usual registration requirements for F-1 students in Fall 2023.


Join ISSS, Housing & Residential Life, the Office of Student Health Benefits, and Boynton Health to learn more about navigating well-being and health in the U.S., including immunizations.