Course
Student Member
$308
Member
$420
Nonmember
$560
Event Date Event Time Registration Deadline Registration
September 1 - 30, 2020 12:00 am - 11:59 pm Register Today
October 1 - 31, 2020 12:00 am - 11:59 pm Register Today

Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses.


This newly updated four-week, self-guided e-Learning course will lead participants towards developing a comprehensive and nuanced approach to improve their F-1 advising. Through real-world case studies, participants will gain skills to advise international students through the complexities of resolving status issues such as correcting errors, addressing visa and entry issues, supporting change of status, managing terminations and reinstatements, and more.

Special bonus: Participants will receive access to the NAFSA Adviser's Manual 360 for the duration of the course.

Who Should Register?

This is an intermediate-level course. In order to successfully apply the complex skills that are covered in this course, participants must have some prior advising experience or formal training. The content builds on the foundational competence that is gained from completing the “F-1 Advising: Getting Started” e-Learning course or the “F-1 Beginners” Core Education Program (CEP) Workshop, or formal on-the-job training.

Please purchase this course with your credit card through the NAFSA Shop. Please note that we are no longer able to process paper registrations and payments submitted via fax due to strict stay-at-home orders recently issued for Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Course Objectives

  • Identify, interpret, and apply relevant law and government policy within your institutional and legal roles.
  • Inform F-1 students of necessary actions to maintain status and obtain benefits.
  • Assist new and continuing F-1 students with situations that affect academic success and intercultural adjustment.
  • Coordinate with campus partners to provide services and resources for F-1 students.
Module 1: Ensuring Compliance: Regulations, Interpretation, and Institutional Policy
Module 2: Visa and Admission to the U.S. Issues
Module 3: Supporting Status Acquisition, Orientation, and Integration
Module 4: Addressing Student Status Issues and Crises