Welcome, current students! Here, you will find information on maintaining your visa status, including employment and travel guidelines, as well as ways to connect with other students through events, activities and social media. This information can serve as a general guide during your time at Valencia College. For detailed school information and additional helpful resources, log in to your Atlas account. For specific questions, contact the ISS office and schedule an appointment to speak with an advisor. It is always a best practice to speak with ISS to clarify any questions that you may have in regards to your status.
Maintaining Visa Status
Valencia wants to help you maintain your student visa status. We encourage you to review the guidelines listed online and check with your advisor if you have any questions or concerns.
Travel Guidelines and Restrictions
If you are planning to travel outside of the U.S., you will need to follow the travel guidelines so that you do not jeopardize your visa status.
Intensive English Program Students
If you are a student enrolled in the Intensive English Program, please click here for a list of the resources and contacts available to you.
ESL Youth Program
If you are a student enrolled in the ESL for Teens program, please click here for your school policies.
Student Employment Guidelines
There are plenty of employment options available to international students. If you would like to work while studying at Valencia, first read the guidelines and then discuss your options with your advisor.
Connect With Other International Students
Join Valencia College’s Facebook group for international students to connect with other students, ask questions and see what’s happening at Valencia.
Planning to Transfer to a University
If you are planning to transfer to a university after completing Valencia, ISS has plenty of resources to help you. You may check this site for an overview and talk to your advisor for a more detailed plan.
Student Activities and Events
There’s always something happening on Valencia’s campuses. Check the events calendar regularly to see what’s coming up.
Letter and Change of Address Requests
Complete the online form to update your address or to request a letter from ISS for visa renewal, CADIVI, enrollment verification and more. For assistance, come by the ISS office.
Review Valencia’s official policies regarding matters ranging from dropping classes to making payments.