International Students in F-1 Status

Please note that the following information is meant to be used only by current and prospective students of Florida State University and only in the context of international visits to FSU specifically. It is not intended to be used and should not be construed as general legal advice.

Your F-1 status allows you to study in the United States. It is important that you know both the rules and special benefits related to your F-1 status.

This website provides you with basic information about F-1 status.

If you have additional questions, you can contact an advisor:

  • By phone or email
  • By coming by during walk-in hours
    • Walk-in hours are on a first-come, first-served basis
    • If you need more than 10 minutes with an advisor, you should schedule an appointment instead of coming during walk-ins
  • By scheduling an appointment (do this by phone or email).
    • Unfortunately, you cannot make same-day appointments.

Application forms, drop/add forms, travel signature requests and other documents can be dropped off at the front desk. You do not need to see an advisor unless you have specific questions about your application.


Luca Lipparini
Advisor to ALL Undergraduate and
Graduate F-1 Students with Last Names P - Z

Walk-in Hours:
2:00 to 4:00 pm

Tan Edgerton
Advisor to Graduate F-1 Students
with Last Names A - O

Walk-in Hours:
2:00 to 4:00 pm