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About Us

The Kearney International Center aspires to foster global citizenship across our diverse campus, community and world. A one-stop-shop for international students for support throughout their time in the U.S.

New Students

All the information new international students need before arriving!

F-1 Returning Students

If you were previously enrolled at Minnesota State Mankato and need to return after a semester or more of non-enrollment, please follow these directions.

Visa Rules and Regulations

The Kearney International Center has immigration advisors ready to assist while you study at Minnesota State Mankato. A violation of your status can jeopardize your ability to stay in the United States and accomplish the academic goals you've worked so hard for.

Update Your SEVIS Record

Changes or updates to your name, address, major, funding, and academic status, to name a few, may impact your immigration record.

Visas and Travel

Be as prepared as possible for your upcoming travel plans. Stay up-to-date with changing travel restrictions and visa requirements.

Employment (OPT, CPT & Work Permits)

The rules and regulations pertaining to employment for F-1/J-1 visa holders are complex. Before accepting any employment AND before working, please discuss your options with an immigration advisor.

Health Insurance

All students attending Minnesota State University, Mankato are required to carry comprehensive health insurance. It is always wise to have insurance anyway so you may enjoy your studies healthy and happy.


Minnesota State Mankato values the cultural contribution of international students to our campus and communities.

Programs and Events

The Kearney Center provides programming and events for all Mavericks, faculty, staff and the greater Mankato community.

International Student Association and RSOs

Your Mankato experience will be greatly enhanced by student organizations who will make you feel welcome and help you get connected to our active campus community!

International Student Resources and Forms

We want you to be successful during your time at MSU, Mankato. Here is a list of helpful resources and forms you may need as a Maverick.

Visiting International Scholars

University Guidelines for Visiting International Scholars to Minnesota State University, Mankato.