International Student Handbook

Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to the University of Puget Sound!
  2. General Information
    • Office of International Programs
    • Emergencies
    • Financial Information: Banking, Credit Cards
    • Tax Information: Sales Tax, Social Security, Income Tax
    • Communications: Telephone, Post Office
    • Health and Safety: Counseling, Health and Wellness Services, Health Insurance, Safety and Security in the U.S., Traveling
    • Cultural Adjustment
  3. Essential Immigration Information for F-1/J-1 Visa Students
    • Maintaining Your F-1/J-1 Visa Status
    • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
    • Immigration Problems
    • Length of Study: Purpose, Duration of Status, Limitations of Status, Program Extensions, Application Deadlines, Failure to Comply, Further Information
    • Immigration Papers: Passport, Visas, I-94
    • Important Immigration Procedures: School Transfer, Reinstatement, Departure or Termination of Status
    • Travel Outside the U.S.A.: Visiting Canada
    • Employment
    • Obeying Laws in the U.S.A.
    • Drinking and Driving
    • Driving: Driver's License, Purchasing a Car, Vehicle Inusrance
  4. Academics
    • Academic Tips
    • Understanding the Academic System: Goals of the Academic System, Organization of the Academic System, Methods of the Academic System, Academic Honesty
    • If You Run Into Difficulties: Withdrawing from Classes, Academic Probation & Dismissal, Academic Expulsion

Appendix I: Definitions of Puget Sound Academic Terms

Appendix II: Definitions of Immigration Terms

Appendix III: American Holidays

Appendix IV: Additional Resources