SFU welcomes students from all over the world to its campus in Loretto, Pennsylvania. The campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art living and learning facilities in a beautiful, safe, and friendly setting.
Our students have gone on to become physicians, teachers, journalists, engineers, accountants, chemists, and so much more. We have a dedicated staff of international admissions professionals ready to help you find your place at Saint Francis.
Kelly Mack, Coordinator for International Admissionskmack@francis.edu
Please review the following information on how to enroll at Saint Francis University as an International student.
If you're considering attending Saint Francis University, you'll want to
examine all your options carefully, and study all the terms and
requirements. The following are resources we think might assist you in
the transition process. Good luck.
As you make Loretto your new home away from home, you may wish to check out our
Visitor Information listing.
Getting your VISA to study in the U.S.A. takes time but can be a surprisingly easy procedure and well worth the effort. The number of student visas issued by the United States has grown significantly in the last year in many countries.
Once you have been accepted in a U.S. program, you will complete the official paperwork that permits you to apply for a visa to enter and study in the U.S.A. While the application process for a student or exchange visitor visa can be confusing, hundreds of thousands of
students are able to meet the requirements for a visa each year.
The U.S.A. issues different types of visas to students.
A full-time student would receive an F-1 or M-1 visa.
Your spouse and children would receive F-2 or M-2 visas.
An Exchange Visitor would receive a J-1 visa.
Exchange Visitors come to the U.S.A. for consultation, training, research or teaching, or for an approved Au Pair or temporary work position.
After a college, university, or English language school has accepted you for admission to full-time study, the school will send you a document called an I-20 form, which is the application for an F-1 visa.
If you will be an Exchange Visitor, the organization or U.S. Government agency that is sponsoring you will send you a DS-2019 form, which is the application for a J-1 visa.
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