Hampton University International Office
The Hampton University international students’ community includes over 150 students from numerous foreign countries and five continents.
Under the auspices of the College of Education and Continuing Studies, the International Office oversees all matters related to international educational programs and activities at the university. The International Office handles study abroad programs, student foreign exchange programs and advises faculty on related grants opportunities and scholarly exchanges.
The office houses the Designated School Official (DSO) to assist Hampton University international students in complying with regulations of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Special orientation programs and workshops for international students and scholars are provided to assist international students in maintaining their visa status as they pursue their degrees. Topics include enrollment requirements and the time frame for completing your program of study, special registrations that may be required from time-to-time; permission to work under certain authorized circumstances, travel regulations, tax information and other important matters.
The International Office serves as a one-stop service facility for the entire Hampton University campus focused on coordinating global educational outreach, international student affairs and issues, cross-cultural social activities and international academic enrichment opportunities for all students, faculty and the community at-large. In addition, the International Office offers referrals on related issues such as international student activities, community outreach and individual and group assistance with the many cultural aspects of studying in a foreign country.
International Students Forms & Documents
- International Students Manual
- CPT Form and Regulations
- OPT Instructions and Forms
- International Student SEVIS Transfer Out Form
- International Student Transfer from Another U.S. Institution
- F-1/I-20 Extension of Stay
- Reduced Course Load (RCL) for F-1 Students
- Request for Travel Document for Spouse or Dependent (DS-2019 or I-20)
- Invitation Letter Request for Parents and other Non-Dependent Relative and Friends
Programs Offered by International Office at Hampton University
Advanced Studies in England
Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler)
Regional International Program
How to Select a Program
- Request a copy of the Study Abroad Procedures ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or review program options by browsing materials in the International Office, Room 130 Phenix Hall.
- Discuss your options with Mrs. Marcia Jackson.
- Apply to the program/s of your choice.
- Follow Hampton University procedures to register for study abroad and arrange for your credit.
- Complete Study Abroad forms.
Earn Credits Toward Your Degree
Depending on your program choice, you may earn credit
toward your degree and graduate on time. Consult your
advisor and the International Office to be sure that
your study abroad courses will meet HU degree requirements.
(Scholarships are available for several of these programs. See the International Office for details.)
Fulfill your study abroad requirement through programs in Spain or Costa Rica.
Interested in internships or service-centered international opportunities? Contact the International Office for information.
What Else Should I Know?
Check with your major department to see if any study abroad experiences are being planned for the academic program. Existing programs are offered by the Departments of Architecture, Chemistry and the Leadership Institute.
Procedures vary depending on the program you choose. Be sure to follow the timeline for the program you have selected.
Review the program budget carefully and be sure you understand your financial responsibilities and payment deadlines.
* Reminder: Make an appointment with the Director of Financial Aid to review procedure for applying your aid to study abroad on approved programs