The University of Akron students at an International Center event

Current international students

The International Center assists all international students from orientation to commencement. We can help with visa, immigration, or status concerns, housing, campus and community integration (including conversation partners) and much more.

On this page:


Employment Information for International Students

Work Authorization and Employment OptionsNov. 16, 2021

Watch seminar video

  • Attorney Presentations
    • Attorney Duriya Dhinojwala – I-9, E-Verify, O Visa, TN Visa, and PERM Labor Green Card Process: Powerpoint slides
    • Attorney Farhad Sethna – The Basics of U.S. Immigration through Employment: Powerpoint slides

Watch seminar video


F-1 and J-1 Students: Maintaining Status

Students in F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status must follow federal regulations to maintain lawful status in the U.S. Click on your nonimmigrant status below to read more about maintaining status at The University of Akron.

If you have questions, email immigration@uakron.edu or call 330-972-6349 to set up an appointment to meet with an advisor at the International Center.

Visit the following government websites for more information:

Handbooks:


Groups for International Students

A number of groups on campus and in the community make it easier for you to adjust to living in the U.S. and getting to know both UA and Akron.

See groups


Immigration Forms

See our forms directory to report changes, apply for work authorization, information packets and applications related to F-1 and J-1 status etc.

Forms directory


Immunization update

As you may be aware the United States and other countries are experiencing a resurgence in vaccine-preventable measles infections.

Immunization information you need to know


Tax Information for 2022

We will help guide you through what you need to do comply with US tax law and understand the tax filing requirements of your visa. All non-immigrants in the US who were present at some time during 2021 are required to file tax related documents. The deadline for filing taxes in 2022 is Monday, April 18.

Detailed tax information

International Student Programs & Events

International students at event on University of Akron campusInternational Friends Program

The International Friends Program connects international undergraduate students with local families to develop meaningful intercultural exchange, friendship and support for international students while they are in the USA.

Learn more and sign up!


Conversation Partners Program

The Conversation Partners Program gives international students a chance to improve their conversational skills with native English speakers. It is an opportunity to speak in English, socialize, meet new people who want to help you feel welcome in the U.S. and learn more about American culture.

If you are interested in participating, learn more and sign up here!


International Education Week

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity for international students, faculty, and staff to highlight the rich cultural diversity we have here at UA. The annual event, held each October or November, features cultural performances, international food, guest speakers, and more.

If you are interested in participating, contact international@uakron.edu.


Events calendar

See the university's events calendar to learn about upcoming shows, lectures, exhibits, gatherings, athletics and more.