Immigration Advising

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MSU's international students come from 75 different countries. More than 600 international students enjoy comprehensive educational opportunities, exciting cultural and athletic events on a campus that is currently adding to and renovating its extensive facilities. MSU prepares students for life in a changing, competitive world.

More than anything else, students define the International experience. If you want to know why international students choose to come to Minnesota State University, Mankato, ask a student. International Student & Scholar Services has been around for many years, and we're good at what we do: helping students for a lifetime of success and fulfillment in their professions, their communities, and their personal lives.

Suneel Parvathareddy by fountainDepending on your visa type (F or J), specific resources are available (see sidebar) - some issues involve both student classifications.


If you intend to travel outside of the U.S., please have the Kearney International Center review/sign your current immigration documents and turn in the travel form prior to your departure. You may wish to review U.S. Goverment procedures in advance of your travel.

Electronic I-94 Procedures

If you have arrived in the U.S. either as a new student or a returning student from abroad (since May 2013), you may now have to obtain your I-94 on-line through the Immigration/Customs and Border Protection website.  If you havequestions on how to obtain your I-94 through the electronic system, go to

Note there are some difficulties nationwide for students - tips are to enter the name as it appears on the biography page of the passport (exact).  Spaces and special characters may not work so try to ensure you are using names as they appear on your official government documents.