International Student Services
Your Gateway to a Transformative U.S. Academic Experience
Get support from LIM College’s Office of International Student Services as you embark on the next phase of your education. We’re here to guide you through the immigration and visa process and make it as stress-free as possible. Let us be your bridge to academic excellence, career readiness, and the thrilling vibrancy of life in the center of New York City.
As of Fall 2023, international students in all master's programs can apply to begin Curricular Practical Training (CPT) in their first semester. In addition, master's degree students in STEM-designated programs may be eligible for a 24-month STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension after completing their post-completion OPT.
Submit the I-20 application electronically using the Adobe EchoSign link or as a PDF attachment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about submitting an I-20 application and the supporting documents you need.
Health Insurance for International Students
All LIM College students are required to have health insurance. All full-time undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled in LIM College’s plan through Gallagher Student Health unless proof of comparable U.S.-based health insurance coverage is provided.
If you are already covered by a U.S.-based health insurance carrier, you may submit an online waiver. Waiver deadlines can be found on Gallagher Student Health's website or in your new student enrollment packet.
Students enrolled in LIM College’s plan can find out more about it here:
If you have any questions about the plan or the waiver, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at email@example.com or (212) 310-0689.
If you'd like to find out more about the U.S. healthcare system and learn how insurance plans in the U.S. work, contact the Office of International Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a “Health and Wellness” brochure and schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our staff members.
The International Student Handbook provides helpful information about staying in status as an incoming international student, life at LIM College, and living in New York City.
Tax Filing for International Students
Students with F-1 status may be required to file federal and state income tax forms while in the U.S. LIM College is not able to provide guidance on tax filing. However, you can contact any tax professional or accountant within the U.S. for assistance.
Alternatively, many students have used https://sprintax.com or https://glaciertax.com/ to determine their filing needs. Please note that LIM College does not endorse any specific person or entity for tax guidance/filing.
Useful Links for International Students
All F-1 students are encouraged to visit the following websites to learn more about F-1 status:
Contact the Office of International Student Services
The Office of International Student Services provides information and services to students regarding international F-1 student status and immigration regulations. The office also supports international students in adjusting to college life at LIM, as well as life in New York City.
Phone: (212) 310-0628