F-1 Foreign Student Issues in Higher Education: What Every College and University Needs to Know

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Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark LLP
Price: $349.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? College and university administrators, student services directors, and university legal counsel
Best For: Higher Education

Many foreign students come to the United States to receive an education at various colleges and universities. By enrolling in a college or university within the United States, many foreign students see a great opportunity to receive a great education. Foreign students can also be a significant benefit to colleges and universities in the United States, considering the different perspectives that foreign students offer as well as the increase in revenue that is provided by admitting them. However, higher education institutions in the United States need to be very aware of the various issues that are presented by foreign students who seek admission at the institution, including the issues associated with F-1 visas.

F-1 status is available for academic study by international undergraduate and graduate students. Institutions must be authorized to approve F-1 status for students and to use the SEVIS monitoring system. Institutions must also be aware of restrictions on these students, including restrictions on duration of status and employment. All and all, F-1 visas, while necessary, present a variety of issues and pitfalls of which administrators must be aware.

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding the approval process for F-1 students and continuing issues for higher education institutions related to F-1 students.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Learn about the criteria that foreign students must meet in order to obtain F-1 non-immigrant student status
  • Understand the requirements that institutions must meet to admit F-1 non-immigrant students, including recordkeeping requirements
  • Discuss issues concerning F-1 non-immigrant students who wish to transfer from one institution to another
  • Review employment eligibility of F-1 non-immigrant students throughout their studies, including curricular (CPT) and optional (OPT) practical training
  • Understand the employment options for F-1 students upon graduation, including OPT extensions, H-1B status, and other options


Your conference leader for “F-1 Foreign Student Issues in Higher Education: What Every College and University Needs to Know” is Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark, LLP, Madison Wisconsin. Rick’s practice focuses in all areas of education law, including immigration law, constitutional law, civil rights, student issues, privacy and technology issues, student safety, and many other issues. He advises and represents K-12 and higher education institutions on these matters, drafts and negotiates contracts, prepares opinions, analyzes legislation and policies, and provides other legal services. Rick also has extensive experience on matters involving labor relations, employment law, contracts, handbooks, anti-discrimination law, workplace bullying and harassment, wage and hour laws, hiring, background checks, drug testing, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation, and workplace investigations. He also represents these institutions at hearings before state and federal agencies and state courts, including wage claims, unemployment hearings, collection matters, and discrimination complaints. Rick has published many articles on education and employment law related topics. In addition he has participated in seminars and presentations dealing with education, labor, and employment related topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is the past president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association, and is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He earned his JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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