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International Student Services

Deciding to study abroad and live in a country which may be far away, and where different customs are practiced, can be both exciting and daunting for the international student and his or her family. The International Student Programs & Services (ISPS) team at Iona University is committed to making sure our international students feel welcomed and part of the Iona University family and experience.

From the moment you start considering Iona University as your educational destination, the ISPS team will be with you every step of the way. You will never have to feel alone, and your parents can feel reassured that you will always have someone to go to for help. The Iona University ISPS team has only one priority – the international student!

F-1 International Student Information

Information on obtaining an I-20 Visa application and F-1 Visa is available at Access this site for detailed information on:

  • Students and the Form I-20

  • Maintaining Status

  • Paying the I-901 SEVIS Fee

  • Applying for a Visa to Travel to the United States

  • Training Opportunities in the United States

Important Information


When arriving to the United States, F Visa students must:


While studying in the United States, F Visa students must:

  • Attend all your classes, and maintain normal academic progress.

  • Maintain a full course of study each term. If you cannot study full time, contact your DSO immediately. You may be eligible for a reduced course load in limited circumstances.

  • Speak to your DSO before dropping a class.

  • Talk to your DSO about requesting a possible program extension if you do not think you will complete your program of study by the end date listed on your Form I-20. An extension must be requested before your program end date.

Contact Us

ISPS Team Members:

Contact Us

Dayna Richardson

Director of Study Abroad & Service-Learning