Center for International Programs

International Student Services


The ability to re-enter the U.S. following travel abroad is considered a benefit of F-1 or J-1 status. It is important that you comply with all immigration regulations and requirements. Failure to comply may lead to a loss of travel benefits.

The procedures for travel and successful re-enter into the U.S. will vary depending on your current status, visa validity, and destination.  Use the links below to get the appropriate information based on your travel plans.

General Travel Information

Entering and Exiting the U.S. - US-VISIT procedures

Travel to Canada and Automatic Revalidation

Applying for a new F-1 or J-1 visa in your home country

Applying for a new F-1 or J-1 visa in Canada or Mexico

Traveling while on F-1 Optional Practical Training