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Study or Research Abroad

While you are a student at Cornell, you may need to be away from the university for a semester or more. 

Maybe you have decided to enroll in an approved study abroad program through the Office of Global Learning Education Abroad. (If you are just beginning to consider study abroad, it’s a good idea to talk with a study abroad advisor about the best options for international students.)

Or maybe you are a graduate student pursuing research at another university or in the field.

These are great opportunities!

Plan Ahead

As an international student, you will need to plan your time away very carefully to maintain your F-1 or J-1 status. If you’re considering a leave of absence from Cornell, speak with the Office of Global Learning, and the advising office in your college, professional school, or graduate program to determine how it will affect your immigration status and employment eligibility.

Learn more about how you can maintain your legal status while you’re away from Cornell. 

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