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International Student Office
As you prepare for study in the United States , you will have many questions, You will need to learn about U.S. Customs and values, academic requirements for your studies and community facilities for medical care, banking, shopping and amusement. You will obtain some information before you leave for the United States, but most of the important questions can only be answered once you have arrive on a U.S. Campus.
The International Students Office will assist you while you are in the United States . You should visit the office when you have questions and concerns. The person in the International Student Office is known as the Foreign Student Adviser (FSA). The duties of FSA's vary from one campus to another, but most advisers are responsible for providing assistance on immigration matters, coordinating all campus and community services available to foreign students, providing liaison with sponsoring agencies and foreign governments and promoting interaction between foreign students and the college and local community.
The FSA can also help you get involved on campus activities such as the International Student Friendship club, Bridge builders Club, Tutoring Club and many more. Assistance is also provided on such USCIS matters as visa requirements and regulations, school transfers, extensions of stay, travel outside the United States, work permission, and practical training. General or specific questions on immigration may be referred to the USCIS; you will be told how to contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) concerning the taxes you may have to pay. For all of these reasons and more the International Student Office will be an important place to you during your stay at Ventura College.