Earlham College is a diverse and global community that includes students from 70+ countries and from almost all of the states within the United States.
The International Programs Office (IPO) staff is available to students throughout their time at Earlham College, and specifically serves as a source of advice, support, and information on matters of immigration regulation, cultural adaptation and practical concerns. If you are unable to find answers to a specific question on this website, please feel free to contact an international student adviser for assistance.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) requires that international students abide by specific rules and regulations during their period of study in the United States. MORE
The approach to education and learning at Earlham may be different from what you are used to in your home country. We hope this information helps. MORE
Healthcare & Insurance
Healthcare in the U.S. may be very different than in other countries. Learn about on-campus health services as well as insurance and medication information. MORE
Studying in a new country or culture is typically an exciting experience, but the process of evaluating ourselves in a new cultural context may also be challenging. MORE
Social Security & ID
Learn more about the United States’ Social Security program and how to obtain a Social Security Number, an Indiana ID, or driver’s license. MORE
It is not recommended to keep large amounts of cash in your room. In Richmond, you have several banking options. MORE
All F and J visa holders must file appropriate U.S. tax forms even if they have no income. IPO provides filing assistance and guidance each spring. MORE
Employment for students on visas in the U.S. is restricted by law. IPO offers advice for finding appropriate employment and for adhering to employment regulations. MORE
You have several options you may wish to pursue following your graduation from Earlham. You will need to begin planning and taking action early. MORE