Where is International Student Services
The office for International Student Services is open 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. and is located in the Student Activities Building, office
#216. The phone number is (352) 588-8489.
Does Saint Leo University have an International Student
Yes. The Intercultural Student Association (ISA) is gearing up for
the year for some fun adventures for anyone interested in
international issues. Events the ISA organizes or co-sponsors
include: the International Signature Week in November (including an
international food festival), international movie nights and
speakers on international topics as part of the lineup for the
week; Monthly Food for Thought trips to various ethnic restaurants
within the Tampa Bay area, which the club co-sponsors; signature
weeks during the year showcasing various minority groups and
themes; trips to various tourist attractions such as the Busch
Gardens and Disney theme parks.
Do you have to be an international student to join the
No, anyone interested in international and intercultural issues
can join the ISA. The more members we have, the stronger a club we
are and the more the international students' voices are heard.
Where do I get my I-20 signed before I go home for
Your I-20 can be signed at the International Student Office.
I want to work on campus. As an international student,
am I allowed to do that?
Yes, according to DHS regulations, you are allowed to work on
campus during the school year, but for no more than 19 hours per
week. During the summer you can work up to 40 hours per week.
Please note, work authorization is only limited to on-campus
employment for international students according to the DHS
regulations. The number of on-campus jobs is not unlimited, and
each year, there are more applicants for each campus job than there
are jobs available. Those interested in working on-campus need to
apply early and be persistent. Students must go through the Student
Employment Office to inquire about student employment
Will I need a Social Security number to work on
Yes, you will need to come to the International Student Office and
talk to the Assistant Director for International Students who will
help you obtain a Social Security
card. Because of new Social Security Administration rules, you
must already have a job offer in order to apply for and obtain a
Do I need to have insurance during my studies at Saint
All international students must enroll in the SLU Health Insurance
program. This requirement assures that each student will have
health coverage in the case of an accident or sickness during their
studies at Saint Leo. Please visit the Health and Dental Insurance
page for more information. Visit our Health Center to obtain the
health forms required at Saint Leo and for more information
regarding health insurance and required immunizations. The state of
Florida recently passed Statute 1006.69, which mandates
vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B for
every student residing in on-campus housing at any postsecondary
educational institution. Please click here for further information.
How do I get my I-20 to begin my studies at Saint Leo
You will need to go through the Admissions Office at Saint Leo.
That office, in conjunction with the International Student Office,
will help process the paperwork to get your I-20. Please click here
to obtain documents you will need to submit in order to receive an
Do international students have to file
The following information will give you a basic understanding of
your responsibilities and tell you how to get more information. Do
not construe the information presented here as individual tax
advice. Federal income tax obligations of students of F, J, or M
Does Saint Leo have any study abroad
Yes, through a series of articulation agreements, Saint Leo
University students have the opportunity to spend a semester
studying in Rome, Madrid, Leysin, Paris, London, Ireland, Scotland,
various cities within the UK, Quito, Greece, Australia, Asia and
If I study abroad, will the financial aid I receive at
Saint Leo transfer?
If you are planning on studying at an SLU approved program, all
your financial aid, except federal work-study, will transfer. The
only additional cost you will incur is the cost of your airplane
ticket and any personal expenses. Please remember that to have your
financial aid package transfer; you must be approved by the
International Student Services Office and by your Academic Advisor
for study abroad.
Where do I go to find out more information on study
Visit the International Student Office (Student Activities
Building, Office #216); send an email to Paige
Ramsey-Hamacher, or call (352) 588-8489. There is also very
good information about study abroad on the Study Abroad webpage.