International Services

International Student Services

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The information on these pages is intended for all current and incoming international students at the Monterey Institute.

Information for International Students

The Office of Student Services plays a key role in the Institute's committment towards building an international campus by providing support to all foreign nationals in the MIIS community with immigration and visa information for:

  • degree or non-degree seeking international students in the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status.
  • visiting staff, faculty or researchers.
  • MIIS departments interested in hiring foreign nationals.

Office of Student Services should be the first stop for current and accurate advising in the area of immigration procedures and visa acquisition. Commonly used links include:

Letter Request Student Services provides letters of support for students when applying for an SSN, driver license, or visas.
Online Certificate of Financial Responsibility This form can be used to complete the CFR online and submit required documents.
Certificate of Financial Responsibility A paper version of the online form to be printed out and mailed with supporting documents.
Optional Practical Training Information and procedures for off-campus work authorization after graduation.
Curricular Practical Training Information and procedures for off-campus work authorization during the program.