The International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) provides services to newly admitted and continuing international F-1 and J-1 visa students, Fulbright students and participants of the study abroad program and National Student Exchange (NSE). In addition, we offer visa services for California State University, Northridge (CSUN) international faculty members.
The IESC also coordinates cultural and social events that allow our students to share their national heritage and get involved with the campus educational community. Additionally, the center provides information for on- and off-campus resources and contacts and tips in times of an emergency.
News and Announcements
Stay up-to-date with current announcements and important reminders regarding your status.
New Automated Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure-Record) Process
Effective April 30, 2013, for travel via air and sea, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) will no longer issue paper versions of the Form I-94 upon your entry to the U.S. Instead, the Port of Entry Officer will place an admission stamp in your passport marked with the visa status (F-1, J-1, etc.) and the letters "D/S" to indicate you have properly entered the U.S. Your arrival and departure information will be recorded electronically in the CBP's database. If you are traveling by land, you will be issued a paper Form I-94.
International students may access their electronic Form I-94 online within approximately 24 hours of their arrival to the United States. All students should keep a printed Form I-94 with their passport in case they apply for future benefits such as work authorizations, social security numbers or driver's licenses. For more information about the new Form I-94 process, please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol website.
Foreign Registration Hold
Get your foreign registration hold removed before your fall 2014 registration appointment begins. Email your proof of insurance to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Include your first name, last name and CSUN ID number in the subject line of the email. This is the only way you may submit your proof of health insurance. If you are not able to scan and email it to the email address, please contact your foreign student advisor. For privacy reasons, please note that students are responsible for emailing their proof of health insurance to IESC. We will not accept emails from any off-campus insurance companies so make sure that you are emailing us the proof of insurance from your email account.
Fall 2014 Reminders for International Students
Take full advantage of your registration appointment to ensure full-time enrollment for fall 2014. Please visit the important reminders for continuing international students for more information.
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International Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
Learn more about financial aid and scholarship information for international students.
Please visit the following online resources regarding registration, SOLAR navigation, and website information.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the International and Exchange Student Center at (818) 677-3053 or come visit the office to see a foreign student advisor.