International Student Services Office (ISSO)

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) supports internationalization at Lynn University by providing comprehensive and specialized services for the international student population. Serving as the principle point of contact for all international students, the ISSO strives to provide timely, accurate and effective advising and assistance while remaining in compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations.

 

ISSO Student Access

What We Do

Immigration and cultural adjustment advising, Issuance of immigration documents, authorizations, and certification letters, Guidance with visa and passport renewals and/or replacements, orientation, employment, and travel workshops as well as cultural and social activities!

 

International Student Recognition Ceremony

May 11th 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm  AG Theater

 

Calling all Graduates (December 2016- Summer 2017) we want to celebrate you! Join us for the Inaugural International Student Recognition Ceremony 

Family and Friends welcome with a light reception after ceremony (Includes all graduates Dec 16-Summer 17)

RSVP here or email Ke’Ana Bradley @ Kabradley@lynn.edu for more information

 
 
 Celebration of Nations Week 
 
parade of Flags
Celebration of Nations Festival Parade of Flags
Celebration of Nations Week is designed to showcase Lynn’s diverse community, promote cultural awareness, celebrate diversity and provoke meaningful dialogue. Join us for a week full of cultural demonstrations and events. Each day will offer new and exciting cultural activities and demonstrations. Click here for more details on the week's event and to get involved! 
 
Explore South Florida!
ISS trip to Kennedy Space Center
ISSO trip to Kennedy Space Center Nov 2016
 
Each month the International Student Services Office offers a trip to various museums, restaurants and tourist attractions around South Florida.
 
This Spring we sponsored trips to Xtreme Action Park, The Little Mermaid Live at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, Gator Park Airboat Tours, and Wynwood Walls. Stay tuned for details on the tours for next semester. 
 
 
Past Events:
Zoo Miami -October; Kennedy Space Center November; City Place at West Palm Beach December
 
International Education Week 
 
This year we welcomed Alina Fernandez (Fidel Castro's daughter) on November 14th as our Keynote for the week. She gave a fabulous talk and was well received by the campus community. Stay tuned for details for our keynote for 2017. 
 
 

Advising Hours/Contact Us

Advising Hours Schedule:
 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
By appointment only - 30 minute appointments
 
You must schedule an appointment at the front desk of the ISSO or by sending an email request to iss@lynn.edu.
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Walk-in advising from 10:00am to 4:00pm (no appointments necessary)

 

The International Student Services Office is located in the Trinity Residence Hall (North Entrance)
Tel: 561-237-7522   Email: iss@lynn.edu
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
 
Director
              
Assistant Director
 
International Student Advisor
 
Administrative Assistant 
dhendricks@lynn.edu 
 
 
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Print Your I-94

You must go to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov everytime you enter the U.S. and print your most recent electronic I-94. You must carry a copy of your I-94 record with you at all times.

Track your USCIS Application

Once you receive your receipt notice from USCIS, you can use your receipt number to track your application online. If you have submitted an application for OPT, Change of Status or Reinstatement, you can track it online.

Study in the States

Click here to gain valuable information on how to Study in the U.S.!

Study in the States offers free government resources that explain the rules and regulations governing the international student process in the United States.

Program Cost Information

Below are specific program cost information handouts per degree level and program of study, and are estimated expenses submitted to the U.S. government as estimated cost of living and studying at Lynn University. This is the amount of funding that must be shown before a form I-20 can be issued by the International Student Services Office and to the U.S. Consulate before the F-1 visa can be issued. You can count any scholarships you are awarded toward the total cost listed on the program cost information for your program.

The costs listed on the Program Cost Information handout for your program are estimates and should not be used to determine the actual costs associated with attending Lynn University.

Employment Forms

Curricular Practical Training: The CPT request forms are now available on the ISSO Student Access Page for electronic submission. This CPT e-form process will replace the Center for Career Connections’ paper Internship Registration Form that has been previously used. (For International Students on an F1 Visa Only).

To complete the CPT Request E-forms for your Internship/Off-campus employment opportunity, please see handouts with instructions below.

Read through the first page and follow the instructions on how to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Click on this handout if you need help filling out the OPT Application Forms I-765 & G1145.

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Important Handouts

If you plan on traveling outside of the U.S. be sure to read the following information on what documents you will need to return to the U.S. or to renew your F-1 visa.

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Find all the information you need to apply for a Social Security Number

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Find all of the information you need to get a Florida State Driver's License or ID!

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All F-1 students and their F-2 dependents must file Form 8843 even if they received NO income during 2016.

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Need help filling out your 8843 Tax Form? Here are detailed instructions on how to fill it out and where to mail it.

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As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intensifies its immigration compliance efforts, please make sure that you keep a print out of your most recent I-94 record with you. (See handout with instructions on how to retrieve your I-94 and how to correct your I-94 if it is incorrect).

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See all the dates for the Fall semester employment workshops. No individuals sessions will be schedule. Students that cannot attend the in-person workshops for OPT and CPT will need to complete the online workshop.

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