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    International Students

    Helpful links for International Students:

    Orientation 
    Study Abroad
    ESL Program  

    The Office of International Education is responsible for advising and assisting international students with the transition of living and studying in the United States and assisting students in developing global opportunities such as study abroad and involvement in campus international activities.

    It is the mission of the Office of International Education to enhance opportunities for global understanding through the exchange of students, scholars and faculty between Capital University and other countries. We affirm that international educational exchange can advance learning and scholarship, build respect and understanding among different people, and encourage responsible leadership. 

    International Students
    We are happy to have you as students at Capital University. Capital University has approximately 100 international students from 23 different countries. The Office of International Education is here to help you with your transition as you live in the United States and to support you in meeting your educational goals! The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Later hours can be requested from our adult and graduate populations on an as needed basis.
      


    International Student Advising Hours:
    Mondays: 3 to 4 p.m.
    Tuesdays: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
    Wednesdays: 2 to 3 p.m.
    Thursdays: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
    Fridays: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    Location of the International Education Office:
    Director: Ms. Jennifer Adams, M.A.
    014 Harry C. Moores Student Union (near the Capital Mail Room)
    Phone: 614-236-6170 Fax: 614-236-6290

    E-mail: jadams@capital.edu or oie@capital.edu

  • For International Students
    • International Student Association

      International Student Association

      ISA is a recognized campus student organization with membership open to all Capital University students. This organization plans cultural events to provide opportunities for Capital University students, faculty and staff to learn about world cultures and events that shape our world. The organization also plans social and community service events for its members. Watch your e-mail for important announcements and follow the activities on Facebook: CUInternationalstudentsassociation.
      Popular trips and events have included:

      • Trip to Old Man’s Cave and Hocking Hills State Park
      • Shopping trips to Easton
      • Culture Night
      • Halloween Pumpkin Carving
      • Wild Lights at the Columbus Zoo
      • Skiing or Tubing at Mad River Mountain
      • Ice Skating
      • Trips to Columbus Metro Parks
      • Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration

    • International Student Employment

      Optional Practical Training

      Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an opportunity for you to have temporary employment to gain practical experience in your field of study. Generally, an F-1 student is eligible for a MAXIMUM OF 12 MONTHS of this type of employment for each educational level (Bachelor’s, Master’s, etc.).

      » Download the full Fact Sheet

      Curricular Practical Training

      Curricular Practical Training-paid or volunteer temporary employment-is a way for students in F-1 immigration status to gain practical experience and work authorization in their field of study before they graduate. Students must be earning academic credit for the internship or clinical work during CPT, or the work must be either a required or integral part of the academic program as documented in the University Bulletin or the Student Handbook for the academic program. Eligibility requires students to have been full time in a qualifying immigration status for one academic year, or on F-1 status for one academic year. ESL students are ineligible for CPT. The controlling federal regulations is 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(f)(10).

      » Download the full Fact Sheet and Form 

    • International Student General Forms

      Change of Address Form

      Complete this form online and we will process your request as soon as possible.

      Letter Request Form

      Complete this form online and we will process your request as soon as possible.

      Vacation and Travel Request Form

      Complete this form (interactive PDF) and submit it with your I-20 to Jeni Cooke on the first floor of the Student Union 

    • Exchange Student Requirements

       Exchange Student Requirements

      To participate in an exchange program, students must provide the following documents:

      • An exchange application with a signature from the partnering institution indicating you have been approved by them to participate. 
      • A Financial Affidavit-of -Support form and a current bank statement translated in English. Students need to demonstrate they have sufficient funds to live and study in the U.S. while participating in the program. This is determined by the length of time you will be studying. Students should keep a copy of this information for themselves as they apply for a J-1 exchange visitor visa.
      • Copy of the Information page of the passport
      • Demonstration of English proficiency. If students are enrolled in Capital courses, students may demonstrate they have sufficient English skills from taking one of the following exams; TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores.
    • Exchange Students and Visiting Scholars

      Exchange Students and Visiting Scholars

      Students or scholars from one of Capital University Partner Institutions may apply to Capital University as part of an exchange program. Each year, the number of available participant spots is determined but the number of students who participated the previous year. Generally, there are between 1 – 3 places available each year for each exchange partner.
    • Exchange Scholar or Visiting Professor

      Exchange Scholar or Visiting Professor

      To participate in an exchange program, visiting scholars/professors must provide the following documents:
      • A “DS-2019 Preparation Form” LINK TO THE FORM
      • A letter of support from the Capital University academic department that will be working with you on your exchange visitor program and approval by Capital University Dean of the College.
      • A Financial Affidavit-of -Support form and a current bank statement translated in English or a Financial Support letter from a university or government agency that lists the amount and type of financial support being sponsored by the Institution. The amount that should be document is determined by the length of the exchange visitor program and the type of activities. Exchange Visitors should keep a copy of this information for themselves as they apply for a J-1 exchange visitor visa.
      • Copy of the Information page of the passport
    • Aya Ueki International Student Scholarship

      The parents of Aya Ueki established a scholarship to honor and celebrate the memory of their daughter, a former Capital University and Hokuriku Gakuin University student, who had a love of global learning. International students who have completed at least one semester at Capital, who are in good academic standing, and who have demonstrated campus involvement are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is open to any academic program of the university (ESL, undergraduate, graduate studies and the adult degree program.) The scholarship may be used to help cover tuition costs for the following fall and spring semester, but is not available to be used towards summer tuition or to pay off previous university debts. 

      Students who meet the qualifications can apply for the Aya Ueki International Student Scholarship using the online form.