Student Support

F-1 International Students


Applied and service learning is a unique learning experience that can provide you as an international student the opportunity to learn other areas of American culture that may not be present in a traditional academic and/or professional setting.  However, given that applied learning students are required to fulfill a certain number of hours off-campus, it is important that you speak to an immigration specialist at the International Education Center (IEC) and receive permission prior to participating in any applied learning opportunity.  We want to ensure that you maintain your F-1 status while studying at SMC and participating in applied and service learning.