Office of International Services

The Office of International Services, located in 443 Armour Academic Center, works with international students, residents, researchers and faculty who are planning to study or to work at Rush and who will need authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to do so. Functions of the Office of International Services include:

• Rush representative to USCIS, the Department of State and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) regarding the status of international students, residents, scholars, and faculty

• Responsible officer for the Rush J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and Training Program Liaison to ECFMG

• Designated school official for the F-1 student visa program and Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

• Advising concerning the admission of international students

• Advising regarding the hiring of international faculty and staff

• Consulting with current and potential students, residents, researchers and faculty regarding nonimmigrant and permanent resident issues

• Supervises the issuance of USCIS documents for F-1 students, J-1 Exchange Visitors and H-1B temporary workers to assure compliance with established governmental policies and procedures

• Consulting with academic and administrative offices regarding non-immigrant and permanent residence issues

• Orienting new students and scholars

The Office of International Services is available to serve the needs of international students, as well as other international visitors to the Medical Center. The office provides pre-arrival information, prepares immigration paperwork and provides orientations. For additional information, please call (312) 942-2030.