We understand that, as an international student at DigiPen’s Redmond campus, you have many things to keep in mind in addition to classes and projects. The immigration regulations, employment issues, and travel arrangements you might be facing can be complex, and you shouldn’t have to deal with them alone.
Fortunately, DigiPen has been welcoming students from all around the world for years. Our Student Affairs staff is knowledgeable and experienced in many of the everyday issues international students encounter. We encourage you to stop by our offices or reach out to us at (425) 558-0299 or dso[at]digipen[dot]edu if you have any questions. We have also put together several informational resources for international students attending DigiPen Redmond.
As an international student, the rules involved in entering, residing in, and departing the United States are very intricate. We provide information on topics such as maintaining your visa status, keeping your SEVIS registration up to date, and the contact information for DigiPen’s Designated School Officials (DSOs).
During your time at DigiPen, you may wish to pursue some form of employment to help cover living expenses and gain invaluable work experience in your field. There are strict regulations regarding employment while living in the country on an F-1 visa, which we outline for you here.
As a student on an F-1 visa, you must file tax forms with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) every year, whether or not you were employed. We have put together a guide to the various types of forms, concepts, and regulations that you should be aware of.
If family members wish to join you in celebrating your graduation, they may require supporting documentation to help obtain a travel visa. While not a guarantee of a visa, the Graduation Invitation Letter we provide may strengthen their application.