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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

International Education

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Office of International Education

Office of International Education (Walb Student Union 145, 260-481-6034) oversees international admissions and recruitment, international student and scholar services, study abroad and international programs.

International Student and Scholar Services issues I-20 or DS-2019 forms necessary for international students on F-1 or J-1 status to study at Purdue University Fort Wayne and helps international students to maintain their non-immigrant status while they obtain their degrees here. The office organizes an extensive international orientation one week prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. For more information, call 260-481-6034 or e-mail iss@pfw.edu

Purdue University Fort Wayne is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. The OIE ensures that Purdue University Fort Wayne complies with all applicable laws set forth by the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, and other government agencies. The office offers a variety of immigration services including assistance with change of status, extension of status, on- and off-campus employment, visa counseling, and others.

The OIE helps enrolled international students with obtaining social security numbers, state IDs, and driver’s licenses. The office also administers the required international health insurance policy and assists with non-resident tax preparation assistance. The office co-sponsors various trips and activities, campus and community ethnic and cultural celebrations, and serves as the advisor for the International Student Organization (ISO).

The office also works with international faculty and staff with sponsorship and immigration processing, including H-1B and Permanent Residency petitions.

International Programs (Walb Student Union G42, 260-481-0322) promotes and coordinates all aspects of international education on campus. 

The office provides information and advising for:

•           Students interested in study abroad

•           Faculty-led international travel programs

•           Inbound exchange students

International Admissions (Walb Student Union 145, 260-481-6494) oversees the creation and implementation of an international recruitment strategy to increase international student enrollment at Purdue University Fort Wayne. This includes the processing of applications and supporting documents for international students and credential evaluations for all students who have completed coursework outside of the United States. This function is also responsible for the communication with prospective students, parents, agents, and counselors from the initial point of contact through matriculation.

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