The international student advisor provides support to foreign students who are studying at NHCC on an F-1 student visa (or F-1 students, for short).  If you are a current F-1 student at NHCC and could benefit from any of advising services listed below, please contact the international student advisor.

Services include:

  • Special orientation activities for new students
  • Weekly time to advise students
  • Occasional workshops at all-campus events

Areas of advising expertise include:

  • How to maintain F-1 Status
  • How to apply for Optional Practical Training
  • How to apply for Off-Campus Employment Authorization based on Economic Hardship
  • How to satisfy the MnSCU International Insurance requirement
  • How to secure on-campus work or institutional scholarships
  • How to transfer the SEVIS record from NHCC to another school
  • How to apply for a Social Security Number
  • What documents are needed to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad