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Lehigh University is home to a vibrant community of people from around the world—international students make up 10 percent of the Class of 2021 and more than 35 percent of the graduate body.

The information in this section is for undergraduate and graduate students on F-1 or J-1 visa status. It includes tips for getting a student visa, arriving at Lehigh and International Orientation, maintaining or changing your visa status, employment and training opportunities and regulations, and changing your academic program.

Our staff is here to help you navigate these issues and comply with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services rules. If you have questions or need help, please reach out to us at

For students entering in Summer or Fall 2022, please review our Orientation page for more information about coming to Lehigh and links to all of our pre-arrival correspondence.