Current international students can get assistance with all of your needs including employment authorization and extensions needed to stay in the country. Call, email, or come in and talk to our staff about any questions you have.
Admitted students who score less than 250 (CBT), 100 (iBT), or 600 (PBT) on the TOEFL, or below a 7.5 on the IELTS, will be required to take a non-credit English course during their first semester at CGU. For more information on the course, please contact the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or review the information in the CGU Bulletin.
F-1 students can work on campus without express-written permission, up to 20 hours per week during school time, and up to 40 hours per week during school breaks (Winter vacation and Summer semester).
J-1 students are eligible for the same work time periods but must have express-written permission from the International Office Staff (or their Responsible Officer if CGU is not their sponsoring institution).
F-1 OPT allows you to work off-campus full-time for up to 12 months after you graduate from CGU. Please refer to the F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Application Packet for additional information and eligibility requirements.
J-1 Academic Training allows international student/scholars to work off-campus while studying at CGU or after they graduate CGU. Please refer to the J-1 Academic Training handout for information on Academic Training.
A new regulation now allows F-1 students who have applied for an H-1B to have his/her F-1 status automatically extended until October 1 of the year in which the student is applying. Duration of status and work authorization will automatically be extended for a student on OPT who is the beneficiary of a timely filed H-1B petition requesting an employment start date of October 1 of the following fiscal year.
As a multi-functional inter-college space, I-Place is an exciting hub of international activity throughout the year. It is a "home away from home" for students from abroad and from the United States; a lounge for relaxing with a cup of coffee and a newspaper, or just to hang out!
The I-Place of The Claremont Colleges is also a center for cultural exchange and educational programming on key global issues, as well as a resource for international students.