Current Students

International Advising for Current Students

The Office of International Students and Programs (OISP) in the Division of Student Affairs supports non-immigrant international students enrolled in Franklin degree programs in the U.S. and students enrolled in Franklin degree programs through our Global Partner Schools by serving as advocates within the University and the community.

Studying in the U.S.:

The role of OISP is to support the educational goals of all students studying in the U.S. in a non-immigrant visa classification and to provide guidance on federal regulations for F-1 students and those wanting to change to F-1 status.

OISP can assist you with:

  • Obtaining and maintaining your F-1 immigration status
  • Understanding travel requirements
  • Exploring work authorization options
  • Adjusting to life the U.S.
  • Understanding your rights and responsibilities
  • Referring you to other resources or University offices like Academic Advising
  • Finding answers to questions by promptly responding to email and phone inquiries
  • Understanding your health insurance coverage
  • Identifying programs in which international students are eligible to enroll

Learn more about being an international student at OISP’s blog or at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Study in the States website.

Studying outside the U.S.:

OISP, also, supports students completing a Franklin degree at each of our Global Partner Schools by providing guidance on University processes and resources.  

OISP can assist you with:

  • Completing admissions requirements
  • Adapting to the U.S. educational system
  • Understanding administrative processes and degree requirements
  • Referring you to other resources or University offices like the Registrar
  • Finding answers to questions by promptly responding to email and phone inquiries

Learn more about online learning and Franklin’s Global Programs.

Contact Information

Paul J. Otte Center for Student Services
331 E. Rich St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Office of International Students and Programs
1.877.341.6300
614.797.4700
oisp@franklin.edu

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