International Student Services

Rush University welcomes international student applicants! Begin your application process here. 

Information for newly admitted Rush University students on obtaining an F-1 visa, arriving in the U.S., transferring an I-20 and traveling when transferring an I-20.

Information on academic support services, maintaining F-1 student status, requesting a reduced course load, annual vacations and on-campus employment. 

Check here for information on applying for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) or the STEM OPT Extension.

Here you will find information on living in Chicago, international travel reminders, inviting family to the U.S., and forms to help maintain F-1 status.

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