International Student Support
International Student Support serves international students studying on an ‘F’ visa. While our main purpose is to ensure that you are able to maintain your legal status while studying at MSU Denver, we are also here to support your personal, academic, and career goals. Review our informational flowcharts below and contact us for an appointment to discuss more information.
It is our mission to create a meaningful experience for international students through cultural exchange, retention-based programming, and holistic support for students’ educational and cultural needs. ISS provides advising on regulations to maintain status, internships, employment options, academics, and personal matters to help international students reach their personal, academic, and professional objectives. In engaging our international community, we also strive to give our domestic population of students the opportunity to develop their own interpersonal cultural competencies by exposing them to other worldviews in an effort to break down barriers and inherent prejudices. Ultimately, the objective is to increase respect and awareness between cultures, providing tools for both domestic and international students to compete in our global society.
Internship & Employment Options: Once an international student has completed at least one academic year at MSU Denver, they may be eligible to obtain a job or internship off-campus.
- Curricular Practical Training is authorized by the institution and approved by the Applied Learning Center and our office. This is an internship or job for one semester, as required by the degree plan.
- Optional Practical Training is off-campus work that may last up-to one-year either before completion of a degree or after. Any time used before the degree may count towards the time after. This option is approved by USCIS and takes several months for a decision.
- On-Campus Employment is also an option and only requires approval from the DSO. This option does not count against the 12-months of OPT or require a connection to any major.
Appointments & Document Pick-up/Submission:
Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM
Jordan Student Success Building
Office of the Registrar
890 Auraria Parkway, Suite 160A
Denver, CO 80204
Coordinator of International Student Support: