Reduced Course Load (RCL) – Academic Reasons

Posted On January 16, 2018
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F1 Students may be under-enrolled in their final term if their remaining coursework is less than full-time enrollment. This type of Reduced Course Load is not automatic and requires submission of the RCL – Academic e-form in iStart before the end of the 1st week of class. In addition, final term enrollment may not consist of only 1… more »

12/5/2017 Update to Executive Order on Travel Ban – Statement from the University System of Georgia

Posted On September 26, 2017
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Updated December 5, 2017

The University System of Georgia greatly values the contributions of our international students, faculty and staff. International education, research and collaboration enrich our academic culture, benefiting students, faculty and staff throughout our 28 institutions across our University System. It is important that we continue to remain in close communication as new… more »

USCIS Fees Increasing December 23, 2016

Posted On August 19, 2015
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a fee increase, effective December 23, 2016. In particular, OPT / OPT STEM (form I-765) will increase from $380 to $410 and a Change of Status (form I-539) will increase from $290 to $370. Petitions post-marked after December 23rd will be rejected if the correct amount is not… more »

First Lady Shares Thanksgiving Well Wishes at Annual ISAC Feast

Posted On November 24, 2014
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Ms. Laura Voisinet, the First Lady of Georgia State University, served as the keynote speaker at the annual International Thanksgiving Feast, where she shared Thanksgiving well wishes with over 150 Georgia State international students and scholars.

“We think of Thanksgiving as America’s most celebrated holiday,” Mrs. Voisinet said.

Ms. Voisinet praised international students for… more »

Recreational Services Teams Up for Fútbol Festival and Turkish Coffee Hour

Posted On November 21, 2014
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Recreational Services teamed up with the university’s Turkey task force and ISAC’s Turkish Cultural and Student Association (TCSA) for the inaugural Fútbol Festival during Georgia State’s International Education Week.  A combination of sports and culture, the festival hosted over 200 students and community guests who celebrated soccer through drop-in tournament-style matches… more »