Carnegie Mellon University

Information for Foreign Students

From requesting intial documents and traveling to Carnegie Mellon, to maintaining status and employment options, this section of OIE's website will provide students with information and instructions that will be needed throughout their educational journey. 

Pre-Arrival & Settling In

Applying to Carnegie Mellon

Application information for prospective international students. 

Initial Steps & Document Requests

Congratulations! You've been accepted. Now what?

Mandatory Check-In & Orientation

Details and instructions for OIE's mandatory Immigration Check-In & Orientation sessions. 

Settling In Guide

This guide serves as a reference on how to adjust to life in the U.S. and Pittsburgh, and will help you get to know the university. 

Current Student Resources

Maintaining Legal Status

Documents you need and rules to follow in order to maintain a legal immigration status in the U.S.

Employment Options

Details about employment options and instructions for F-1 and J-1 students.

Travel Tips & Advice

Advice for traveling in and out of the U.S., as well as information about visas and other documents for non-immigrants.

Virtual Neighbors & Host Family Programs

Connect with volunteer local host families for informal opportunities. 

Student Groups & Leadership

Internationally-focused student groups and leadership resources.

University-wide Resources

Resources from across the university for currently enrolled students.

Leaving Carnegie Mellon

Graduating soon? Learn about your immigration options and responsibilities.