Drop-In Advising Hours at the International Center

In-Person Advising:

  • Mondays 3 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays 3 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.
  • Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Virtual sessions are also available please email:

International Services

Current International Students

International students are subject to visa requirements during the duration of their program at Anna Maria College. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain their nonimmigrant status. However, the International Programs Office (IPO) is here to help guide you.

Grace Periods

Visa-specific regulations allow for F-1 students to remain in the U.S. for as long as 60 days following completion of your program/ I-20 end date. J-1 students, in contrast, have a 30 day grace period. You can use this grace period to make travel plans to depart the U.S., pack your items and take care of final items prior to departure, or to travel within the U.S.

You are not permitted to leave the U.S. and re-enter the country in F-1/J-1 status during your grace period.

If you have arranged for a transfer of your F-1/J-1 record, have applied for OPT, or applied for a change of status, you are not subject to the grace period limit, and are eligible to remain in the U.S. pending transfer or your application result.

The grace period is not available to students who do not complete their program of study due to suspension or withdrawal.

Graduating Late / Early

If you are completing degree requirements before or after the program end date listed on page 1 of your form I-20, please follow the below steps to request a modification to your program end date. There are several steps that you must complete before using the online form:

Step 1: Schedule an appointment with Academic Services to confirm your academic plan.

Step 2:
If you need your I-20 end date EXTENDED past the date currently listed:
• Have your Academic Advisor fill out the Academic Services Certification Form. Keep a copy of this form to upload in Step 3.
• Obtain proof of extended financial ability (bank statement/ certification). If you are extending your program for a semester, obtain a bank statement or certification and, if necessary, a sponsor support document showing ability to pay for a semester of tuition and living expenses. If you are extending your program for a year (or more), please provide bank statements and, if necessary, a sponsor support document showing ability to pay for an academic year (two semesters) of tuition and living expenses. Keep copies of these documents to upload in Step 3.

If you will be graduating before your current I-20 program end date, and need your I-20 SHORTENED:
• Please notify your academic advisor and the Registrar of your plans. They will communicate this with the International Programs and Services Office.

Step 3: Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, fill out this web form to request an I-20 modification from International Programs and Services