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International Programs and Services (IPS)

The International Programs and Services Office supports the mission and values of Lynn University by providing comprehensive and specialized services for the international student population. Serving as the central point of contact for all international students, the International Programs and Services Office strives to provide timely, accurate and effective advising and assistance while ensuring compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations.

All of the IPS forms are now online! Log in to the International Student Portal and submit updated documents or request services at: https://international.lynn.edu 

Request services such as:

  • Updated form I-20
  • Travel signatures
  • Employment authorizations
  • Authorization for reduced course loads 
  • Letter requests (social security, driver's license) 
  • Request to transfer SEVIS record out to a new school
  • Submit updated documents

International Student Advising:

  • Undergraduate students schedule an appointment on Navigate
  • Graduate students schedule an appointment by emailing us at ips@lynn.edu

Walk-in advising hours: Monday through Friday 10am to noon

Upcoming Events

OPT Application Process Presentations: If you are completing your program of study in the current semester or within the next 5 months, you should attend this presentation to learn more about how to apply for OPT and how to continue to maintain your status while on OPT. You must register in advance to attend this presentation. To register for a presentation, go to the International Student Portal and go to the Employment Menu and fill out the OPT Presentation Registration Form to obtain the meeting link.

  • October 3, 2022 at 11am
  • November 7, 2022 at 3pm
  • December 5, 2022 at 11am

CPT Application Process Presentations: Attend this presentations if you would like to learn how to apply for employment authorization for an off-campus internship related to your major field of study. You must register in advance to attend this presentation. To register for a presentation, go to the International Student Portal and go to the Employment Menu and fill out the CPT Presentation Registration Form to obtain the meeting link.

  • October 14, 2022 at 11am
  • November 4, 2022 at 3pm
  • December 2, 2022 at 11am

Other Immigration Presentations:

Alternatives to the H-1B for STEM Graduates

  • October 4, 2022 at 1pm, to register click here.

Immigration Options for F-1 Students

  • October 21, 2022 at 1pm, to register click here.

Open Q&A with Aaron Blumberg

  • December 6, 2022 at 2pm, to register click here.
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Office location: Christine E. Lynn University Center, 2nd floor

Phone number: 561-237-7522

Email address: ips@lynn.edu

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Are you looking for an off-campus roommate or have a room available for others to rent? As a Lynn student, you’re able to use our Lynn Bay posting advertising site. Review this handout to find out how. 

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Hello Lynn students! We are excited to assist in your transition to living off-campus. Please use this off-campus resource list to explore affordable housing options with great amenities close to campus.

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As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intensifies its immigration compliance efforts, please make sure that you keep a print out of your most recent I-94 record with you. (See handout with instructions on how to retrieve your I-94 and how to correct your I-94 if it is incorrect).

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Find all of the information you need to get a Florida State Driver's License or ID!

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If you plan on traveling outside of the U.S. be sure to read the following information on what documents you will need to return to the U.S. or to renew your F-1 visa.

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Find all the information you need to apply for a Social Security Number

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Review this handout for the specific full-time registration requirements for your program of study.

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This handout has step-by-step instructions on how to complete the required immigration document upload for new students.

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Step-by-step instructions on how to complete the New Student International Cavas Orientation (ISO101)

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Curricular Practical Training: The CPT request forms are now available on the International Student Portal for electronic submission. No paper forms will be accepted.

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This form must be completed by the student and employer, and must be uploaded to the CPT/Internship Request on the ISSO Student Portal.

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For your convenience, we've put together a GUIDE for completing and submitting the required Post-Completion OPT Application Forms for IPS Review. This is just a Guide with sample documents to assist you gather all the necessary documents to file your OPT application on the USCIS website online.

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For your convenience, we've put together a GUIDE for completing and submitting the required STEM Extension OPT Application Forms for IPS Review. This is just a Guide with sample documents to assist you gather all the necessary documents to file your OPT application on the USCIS website online.

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For your convenience, we've put together a GUIDE for completing and submitting the required Pre-Completion OPT Application Forms for IPS Review. This is just a Guide with sample documents to assist you gather all the necessary documents to file your OPT application on the USCIS website online.

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All F-1 students and their F-2 dependents must file Form 8843 even if they received NO income during 2021.

Need help completing Form 8843? use the following link to access the online Wizard tool.

https://www.internationalstudent.com/tax/form/

 

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Use this guide when completing your Form 8843. 

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Because tax advice and preparation is so specialized, you need to seek guidance from a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Tax preparation service if you need assistance. The International Programs and Services staff does not have this type of expertise, and therefore cannot assist you with advice or preparation of these tax forms. Please review this handout carefully for guidance to filing required tax forms.

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For students from a Treaty Country.

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Below are specific program cost information handouts per degree level and program of study, and are estimated expenses submitted to the U.S. government as estimated cost of living and studying at Lynn University. This is the amount of funding that must be shown before a form I-20 can be issued by the International Student Services Office and to the U.S. Consulate before the F-1 visa can be issued. You can count any scholarships you are awarded toward the total cost listed on the program cost information for your program.

The costs listed on the Program Cost Information handout for your program are estimates and should not be used to determine the actual costs associated with attending Lynn University.

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