NSU University School Student/Parent Handbook 2016-2017
Page 44 NOTE: when planning travel out of this country during holiday breaks or summer vacation, you are required to have your I-20 form signed in advance of leaving. Reentry for F-1 Nonimmigrants Traveling Outside the United States for Five Months or Less To reenter the United States after traveling abroad on pleasure or personal business, please adhere to the following: • Have and take with you a Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20, endorsed for travel IN ADVANCE OF YOUR TRIP and signed by your Designated School Official (DSO); • Make sure your trip is for less than five months; • Maintain a current passport valid for at least six months after the date of your reentry. You may find detailed passport information and relevant updates a t http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html • Bringing your most recent I-94, Departure Card, will facilitate your reentry, if reentering through a land port of entry (POE). If you are flying, the airline will collect your I-94 prior to departure and you will complete a new one upon reentry. Violation of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations as specified above will result in the loss of your student status and may result in deportation. SEVIS stands for S tudent and E xchange V isitor I nformation S ystem. It is a government-mandated, internet-based system that provides users with access to information regarding F-1 and J-1 nonimmigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents. SEVIS links educational institutions authorized to admit and enroll international students to U.S. Embassies, Consulates, ports of entry, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. How Does SEVIS Work? • Once a student is admitted by Nova Southeastern University, the student's information is entered into SEVIS and a bar-coded I-20 is issued. • The student then visits a U.S. consulate/embassy abroad to acquire the F-1 visa. The Consulate/Embassy confirms that the I-20 is valid and issues the visa. • When the student enters the U.S., the immigration officer records the event in SEVIS. • The student then reports to the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at NSU to confirm arrival so that we can notify the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that the student has begun classes. • NSU continues to provide regular electronic reports to USCIS throughout the student's academic career. • A valid, current visa • Financial information showing proof of necessary funds to cover tuition and living expenses PARENTAL SUPPORT OF THE ARTS AND ATHLETICS Being involved in arts and athletics is an extremely valuable experience for both the students of NSU University School and their parents. Parents must respect the decisions made by coaches, directors, and advisers in regards to playing time, casting decisions, roles, leadership positions, etc. Parents are not to publically degrade other students or the coaches/advisers/directors involved in the school’s programs. Parents are required to treat other students and parents with respect at all times. If disrespectful behavior is displayed, parents may be removed from an event or even banned from attending future extra-curricular and co-curricular events.