Center for International Education

1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704 

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

International Admissions
Email / (608) 243-4108

International Student Services
Email / (608) 243-4108

Study Abroad
Email / (608) 243-4108

CIE Main Office
Call: (608) 246-6201 
Fax: (608) 243-4445

Downtown D112
211 North Carroll Street
Madison WI 53703

Call: (608) 243-4108

Hours: Limited staffing on Wednesday and Friday, please call first.

International Student Services

Information and resources for current F-1 visa-holding international students.

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    Visa authorizations and requests including I-20 extension, changing or adding programs, invitation letter for visitors and transferring out.

  • Health Insurance Information

    Information on the required health insurance plan coverage for international students including terminology, average costs and other resources.

  • Information on maintaining status

    How to maintain your F-1 visa status while attending Madison College. At least twice per semester, review and update your profile in the ISS Portal.

  • Information on reducing your course load

    Before an F-1 visa-holding international student is permitted to be enrolled less than full time, a Reduced Course Load (RCL) authorization must be granted.

  • information about traveling on an F-1 visa

    What you need to know before traveling and requirements to return to the US while on a visa.

  • Working on and off campus

    How to obtain work permission for both on and off campus jobs while on a student visa, including how to get an SSN.

Get Connected On & Off Campus!

Make new friends! Share your culture and learn about others! Madison College encourages cross-cultural experiences between international and U.S. students through Cultural Connect, World Student Association (WSA), the Global Showcase, and other fun events and activities!

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