If You Are Leaving the United States for Less Than Five Months
If you are planning to leave the United States for less than five months and want to return to continue your studies at Foothill, you may return to the United States with your current I-20 with a valid travel signature within five months of your departure from the U.S.
If you are planning to leave the United States for more than five months, you must obtain a new I-20 from the International Student Office. Additionally, you will need to apply for a new F-1 visa even if your current visa is not expired. You will be assigned a new SEVIS ID number. Upon your return to the United States, you will be required to study for one academic year again to be eligible for practical training (Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training).
International student featured in International Educator magazine article on 2+2 transfer success
Received Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce in 2012
Find out more about our Transfer Agreements(pdf).
Foothill is now an
iTEP Test Center.
Instead of TOEFL/IELTS,
Take iTEP for admission.