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International Student Handbook

We are glad you are here, and we want your experience at LeTourneau University to be as successful and enjoyable as possible! In order for that to happen, we need to work together and communicate well.

This handbook is designed to be a place where you can get the answers to most of your questions. If you don't find the answer here, please contact us in person or via email.

Our office is here to help you, but remember that it is primarily YOUR responsibility to maintain legal immigration status during your stay in the U.S.


  1. Know your documents, how to keep them current, and when to update them.
  2. Be registered full-time (minimum of 12 hours) per semester.
  3. Maintain good academic standing and make normal progress towards completing your degree.
  4. Check your documents to be sure they are in order before leaving the U.S., even for a brief trip, and be sure to have the proper documents to re-enter the U.S.
  5. Limit on-campus employment or any authorized off-campus employment to a total of 20 hours per week during the academic semester.
  6. Do not work off-campus (paid or unpaid) without first obtaining proper authorization from USCIS. (Working without proper authorization constitutes illegal employment, an offense that can lead to deportation.)
  7. Report promptly any of the following information to the Office of International Studies:
  8. Change of Address
  9. Change of Major
  10. Change in Passport Information
  11. New I-94
  12. New Visa
  13. File for a Program Extension in a timely manner if you must remain in the U.S. longer than the time estimated for completion of your program as stated on your I-20.
  14. Follow appropriate procedures to notify USCIS if you transfer schools or if you change from one educational level to another.

(The above list is an overview of the main responsibilities during your stay in the US, but is in no way a comprehensive list.)


Rebecca Haesecke

Director of Intercultural
Engagement and Development