International Student Services
Welcome to St. Francis College!
International Student Services (ISS) operates under SFC International Department and advises all students with F-1 student visas on immigration, personal, social, and cultural matters while studying at St. Francis College.
ISS advocates to the college community and helps to connect international students with resources around Brooklyn, New York, and the greater metro area. In addition, we also help faculty and staff learn more about our international student population.
Below please find the contact information for our International Student Advisor and Designated School Officer (DSO), Elizabeth Baldwin.
Elizabeth Baldwin M.Ed.
My name is Elizabeth Baldwin and I am very excited to be a member of the SFC International Team. I am here to assist St. Francis College international students to understand the rules and regulations of studying in the U.S. and help you make the most out of your experience. Please come to me with all of your questions!
The information below will help you through the pre-arrival process.
During this process, you will request an I-20, pay the I-901 SEVIS fee, obtain a student visa, bring family (if applicable), get health insurance, secure housing, arrive to SFC, and attend orientation. If at any point you have questions about the process, do not hesitate to contact your international student advisor who can help through every step of the way.
We look forward to welcoming you to campus!
Policies and Procedures
When you sign your I-20, you are agreeing to abide by all the rules and regulations of being an international student studying in the U.S. Your international student advisor is here to assist with making sense of the many rules and regulations but you, the student, are the one who is ultimately responsible. If you do not know the answer, review the regulations or ask your qualified international student advisor. Meeting deadlines for applications or tests/quizzes/homework/exams is always the responsibility of the student. The SFC academic calendar has academic deadlines, such as add/drop and withdrawal dates.
The information contained on this website is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice. The staff members at International Student Services are not immigration attorneys nor do they work for the U.S. government. If you need legal advice, we highly recommend you contact a competent immigration attorney.
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
SFC International, 8th Floor, Brothers Residence