OISS: Office of International Student Services
Useful Resources for current students
Every Semester you need to Check-In after re-entry into the U.S.
Click the following link (have your passport, I-20 and I-94 handy).† Manhattanville is required to report your attendance to the USCIS.† Not participating is not an option.† You will have difficulties the next time you enter the U.S.
If you are planning to leave the country for a vacation, please see the OISS for a travel signature on your I-20.† This applies to all students: ELI, undergraduate and graduates. Donít wait until the last minute; plan ahead a few weeks.†† Without a valid signature, re-entry to the United States may be difficult and require time-consuming and expensive paperwork.†
Manhattanville requires that F-1 international students be covered by a health insurance policy.† We enroll students in a plan that is billed directly to you. For more information see the following link. F-1 students will no longer be allowed to waive out of this program.
F-1 students in the United States are required to submit income tax forms to
the U.S. government, even if no money has been earned. The OISS purchases
software that you may use in order to comply with this regulation. Watch for
our emails and then follow the instructions.†
Tax day is April 15. For more information about your
responsibilities see the
For more information about your responsibilities see the IRS SITE
Employment for F-1 Students
During your first two years as an undergraduate (or while in the ELI program), F-1 students may find employment on campus only.† Employment is limited to 20 hours per week (up to 40 during vacation periods).† After you have obtained a campus job (Career Services has listings, but word of mouth is sometimes better), come to the OISS for authorization to apply for a social security card.† We will authorize your I-20 and give you a letter as well as directions and application instructions.† After you receive your card from the government, the number is yours forever.†
Undergraduate students who have completed their sophomore year (earned 60+ credits) are eligible to find a paid, off-campus, credit-bearing internship in their field of study.
Graduate students should see the OISS for guidance in employment options.
Driving in the U.S.
∑ International Drivers Permits are only issued outside of the U.S. - Read "Foreign Visitors Driving in the U.S."
∑ NYS Drivers License - Read "Drivers from other Nations"
∑ If you decide to get a NY State drivers license it will only be issued the length of your I-20.
Visa Renewal Information
2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577 USA
Phone: 914.323.5168† Fax: 914.323.5494† Email: oiss[at]mville.edu