Bethel University’s international students come from all over the world, including Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Traveling home (where you were issued your visa) or re-entering the United States: You need to have the following documents with you:
- Valid passport
- Valid visa
- Current and valid I-20 with an updated signature. Signatures on the I-20 are valid for 12 months.
Traveling outside of the United States: You must check visa requirements to find out if you need a visa to enter a country outside of your own. Contact that country’s consulate for more information.
Applying as an International Student
New students need to bring all their documentation (visa, passport, I-20, I-94, I-901 fee receipt) to a one-day orientation—including their health records. This is prior to freshmen orientation.
Courtney Chapman, International Students Coordinator, steps in to support and care for Bethel’s international student population. She assists students in orientation, social outings, employment, information regarding status, and the maintenance of immigration records.