International Student Orientation and Support Services.

ACCLIMATE TO YOUR NEW ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT WITH HELP FROM OUR TEAM

It's a big task to get acclimated to a new school, especially in a foreign country. DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management provide new international student orientation and support services to help you thrive, and we connect you with an International Student Advisor who can offer you one-on-one assistance.

Your International Student Advisor is your go-to expert if you have any questions:

  • Change of major, program or degree level
  • Change of education level
  • Transfer to a new school or take a leave of absence
  • Take a break from school
  • Travel outside the United States
  • Move to a new address
  • Request a program extension

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INTERNATIONALLY-FOCUSED CAMPUSES

DeVry and Keller have four campuses that are specially equipped to address the needs of international students. International Student Advisors and special support services are offered at these four locations, where international students can register:

Program and session start limitations vary by location.

ASPIRE INTERNATIONAL CONNECTION

In order to provide our international students with the most assistance possible, both inside and outside the classroom, we have formed a partnership with ASPIRE International Connection. ASPIRE gives enrolled students and their families 24/7 direct access to a network of professionals to provide emotional support, life coaching, financial and legal consultation and a wide range of resources to balance school and life.

ASPIRE's International Connection resources can help you with:

  • Access to clinicians for cultural confusion, stress and emotional support
  • Immigration information
  • Health and travel insurance referrals
  • Study abroad resources including relocation guides and community groups

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

While we don’t offer formal housing assistance, we do have campus-specific resources for students to use:

  • Private apartments – Campus locations maintain current lists of apartments in the school's vicinity. A security deposit, equal to the first month's rent, is generally required in advance to secure these apartments. A rental or credit history may also be required. Leasing terms are established between apartment complexes/owners and students.
  • Private rooms – Student Central Offices maintain current lists of private rooms in private residences. Accommodations vary. Leasing terms are established between property owners and students.
  • Homestay – Students may contact the American Homestay Network if interested in staying with a local host for accommodations.

MAINTAINING F-1 STATUS

While studying in the United States, it is important to maintain F-1 student status.

  • Attend and pass all classes
  • If unable to complete program by end date listed on Form I-20, talk with your International Student Advisor (ISA) about requesting possible program extension
  • Take a full course of study each term; if you cannot study full time, contact your International Student Advisor. Do not drop a class without speaking first with your International Student Advisor.

VISA AND TRAVEL REMINDERS

  • Keep your passport valid at all times 
  • Keep your local address updated with your International Student Advisor at DeVry University 
  • Maintain full-time enrollment 
  • Get DeVry University Advisor approval before withdrawal from DeVry University 
  • Attend the school noted on your I-20 form 
  • Keep your I-20 form valid at all times 
  • Get a travel endorsement

Inviting Family to Visit U.S.

Anyone may apply for a tourist visa to the United States if they have legitimate tourist intent. Some steps you and your family may take to increase chances of being granted a B-2 tourist visa:

  1. Write a letter of invitation addressed to your family detailing the purpose of their visit, the length of their stay and how they will financially support themselves while they are in the U.S. The letter should be sent in both English and your native language.
  2. Provide your family with photocopies of all your immigration documents to take with them to the U.S. Embassy for their visa appointment. It is a good idea to send a document that shows when the University commencement will take place if your family is coming for graduation.

RECOVERING LOST DOCUMENTATION

If any important documentation, such as a passport, visa or arrival-departure records (Form I-94), are lost or stolen at any point during your time at DeVry, notify your International Student Advisor immediately. Then refer to the U.S. Department of State website for help in replacing these documents.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Medical costs can be unexpected. Be prepared and be knowledgeable about the resources available to you while studying in the United States.

DeVry University has identified the following list of health insurance providers for our international students. Although DeVry University does not offer student health insurance, students are encouraged to obtain the appropriate coverage to meet their needs. Resources and related information can be reviewed via the following links:

FINANCES

Be prepared to manage your living expenses and housing in the U.S. The U.S. Department of State provides official information on salaries, costs of living and relocation. In addition, the following resources will help you stay informed.

City Comparisons

Numbeo allows you to compare the costs of living between your current city and your prospective DeVry University campus.

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Housing Prices

Move offers information about the housing market near DeVry University campuses. Compare off-campus housing costs and make the best decision based on your individual housing requirements.

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Salaries

Salary enables you to compare the costs of living in different states. The site also allows prospective students to search salary ranges by state, city, or job category.

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Money for Arrival

When you arrive at DeVry University, you will need enough money for immediate expenses including hotels, food, registration fees and housing costs. Contact your home country bank for details about the following:

  • Traveler's Checks: The money is immediately available if checks are in U.S. dollars, and they can be replaced if lost or stolen
  • Wire transfers: Money can be transferred, but an account at a U.S. bank must be opened first and there may be a fee for using the service

Opening a Bank Account

With a checking account in the U.S., you will be able to deposit and withdraw money frequently and easily pay bills such as rent or utilities. Most checking accounts include an ATM/debit card.

You'll need to inquire with a bank about their specific requirements for opening a new account. Common documents needed to open an account include:

  • Valid passport
  • I-20 form
  • Enrollment verification letter
  • Proof of residency in U.S. (e.g., utility bill)
  • Foreign driver's license
  • Student photo ID

Telephone Services

You may already have a cell phone in your home country. Be sure to inquire about its use in the U.S. before you arrive. Other common ways to communicate with friends and family abroad include:

  • International Calling Cards: Call home by using an international calling card, credit card, or by placing an operator-assisted or collect call
  • Skype: Skype software enables you to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files over the internet with other Skype users
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Locations with Enhanced International Student Support Services

Explore a National university with International Appeal

With locations across the United States, DeVry University and it’s Keller Graduate School of Management boast vibrant multicultural and international student populations from coast to coast. Designated advisors and support services for international students are available at four specific DeVry and Keller campus locations in the Los Angeles, Chicago and New York metropolitan areas. International students can only register at theses locations, and program and session start limitations vary by location.

DEVRY CHICAGO AND CHICAGO LOOP

Overview

From towering skyscrapers overlooking sandy beaches, to basketball, football and baseball games, twilight concerts in Millennium Park and free fireworks at Navy Pier—Chicago can’t be beat! Experience a multi-cultural city buzzing with energy. Here you will find world-class dining, shopping and entertainment in the largest and most-visited city in the Midwest United States.

Degree Programs

Students enrolled at our Chicago Campus may also take courses at other Chicago area locations. The following degree programs are offered at our Chicago location. Program availability varies by location.

Bachelor's degree programs

  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Management
  • Network and Communications Management
  • Technical Management

Master's degree programs

Business Administration
Either as a standalone program or with a concentration in:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Health Services
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

Housing

Our Chicago locations have partnered with two housing providers to offer convenient housing.

  • Tailor Lofts: Located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, Tailor Lofts is accessible to our campuses and centers via CTA Blue Line or buses.
  • 215 West: Located in the heart of the Chicago Loop, 215 West is accessible to our campuses via the CTA Red Line or buses.

Many students live in apartments throughout the city, or choose to live with family or friends in the area. If you are looking for an apartment, you may be interested in trying one of the apartment-finding services in Chicago. These services are free for renters.

Public Transportation

The Chicago, Loop and O’Hare campuses are easily accessible by public transportation, buses and trains:

  • CTA (Chicago Transit Authority)
  • RTA (Rapid Transit Authority)

Neighborhoods

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods and composed of an international culture. Originally settled by large numbers of German and Irish immigrants, Chicago's current ethnic areas include Bridgeport (Irish, Lithuanian, Mexican, Chinese); Chinatown; Greektown; Little Italy; Little Village (Mexican); Paseo Boricua (Puerto Rican); Pilsen (Mexican, Polish, Lithuanian); Polish Village/Polish Downtown; Ukrainian Village.

Local Attractions

Museums: Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium
Parks: Millennium Park, Grant Park, Lincoln Park
Music: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, House of Blues
Festivals: Grant Park Music Festival, Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, the Air and Water Show, plus ethnic and neighborhood festivals throughout the year
Architecture: Earliest skyscrapers built after 1871 fire; Prairie School style of Frank Lloyd Wright; several of the world’s tallest buildings
Sports Teams: Bears (football), Cubs and White Sox (baseball), Fire (soccer), Bulls and Sky (basketball), Blackhawks (ice hockey)
Lakefront Activities: Boating, beaches, architectural boat tours; Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo
Shopping: The Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue), State Street
Theaters: Steppenwolf, Goodman, Broadway in Chicago, Second City
Local specialties: Deep dish pizza, Chicago hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches

DEVRY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

Overview

Welcome to the United States' largest city, New York City. The DeVry College of New York* campus is located in Midtown Manhattan, one block east of the Empire State Building. DeVry is in a resurgent and exciting area of the city. The community is a mix of business, industry, education, artistry and historical landmarks. Here you'll find anything and everything you might possibly want to do, from legendary attractions like Times Square and the Empire State Building, to unparalleled entertainment and nightlife. It's all here in the city that never sleeps.
*In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York.

Degree Programs

Students enrolled at DeVry College of New York may also take courses at other New York area locations. The following degree programs are offered at our Manhattan and Rego Park (Queens) locations. Program availability varies by location.

Bachelor's degree programs

  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Network & Communications Management
  • Technical Management

Master's degree programs

  • Business Administration

Either as a standalone program or with a concentration in:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Health Services
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Information Systems Management

With a concentration in:

  • Data Administration and Management
  • Information Security
  • Project Management

Housing

Educational Housing Services helps students find quality, affordable housing.

Public Transportation

There are plenty of options for getting around New York City without a car. The NYC subway runs 24/7 every day of the year. Buses and taxis run virtually non-stop as well. Other options include the Long Island Railroad, Metro North and Path NJ/NY.

Local Attractions

The list of places to see and enjoy in New York City is endless. Here are just a few:

  • Museums: Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim Museum
  • Culture: Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, Times Square, Shakespeare in the Park
  • Landmarks: Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Ground Zero
  • Sports: Yankees and Mets (baseball); Jets and Giants (football); New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets (basketball); New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils (hockey); the Red Bulls (soccer)

DEVRY POMONA

Overview

DeVry University Pomona is conveniently located in Los Angeles County, with easy access to local attractions and nearby cities and beaches. Nestled between the legendary city of Los Angeles and the sunny beaches of Orange County, both 30 minutes away by car, Pomona offers an ideal Southern California location.

Degree Programs

Students enrolled at our Pomona Campus may also take courses at other Southern California area locations. The following degree programs are offered at our Pomona location. Program availability varies by location.

Bachelor's degree programs

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Justice Administration
  • Management
  • Network & Communications Management
  • Technical Management

Master's degree programs

  • Business Administration

Either as a standalone program or with a concentration in:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Health Services
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

Housing

Many students live in apartment complexes close to the Pomona Campus. Most of them include such amenities as central air and heating, washer/dryers, wireless internet, cable, physical fitness facility, club house, etc.

  • Eaves Phillips Ranch apartments: Located on Appian Way, this Los Angeles County apartment community is conveniently located within easy access of the 10, 60, 57 and 71 freeways
  • The Hills of Diamond Bar apartments: Offering distinctive and spacious bedroom apartments with lush landscaping and a serene atmosphere, the apartments are conveniently located near highways, shopping centers, restaurants and gorgeous recreation parks

Public Transportation

There are plenty of options for getting around New York City without a car. The NYC subway runs 24/7 every day of the year. Buses and taxis run virtually non-stop as well. Other options include the Long Island Railroad, Metro North and Path NJ/NY.

Local Attractions

Pomona: The historic citrus grove town of Pomona has blossomed into an engaging and creative place with an abundance of restaurants, cafes, antique shops and art galleries. The historic GO GRAND Fox Theater, a fully restored Art Deco movie palace from 1931, is less than a ten-minute drive from campus and features live music, shows and movies.

Los Angeles: Pomona is just a 30-minute drive to the enchanting city of Los Angeles. Walk in the footsteps of some of America's most famous stars outside the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, see how the magic is made on a tour of the Universal Studios lot, or stroll along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Orange County: Come to play in sunny Orange County. Have a beach day surfing on the sun-kissed shore of Newport Beach, enjoy fresh seafood by the sea, tour the surfers' hall of fame at Huntington Beach and visit the famous Disneyland.

Reporting to DeVry University in the USA: International Student Forms and Documentation

As you prepare to come to the United States and begin your degree program, you will want to note the forms you'll need to enter the country and the documentation you'll need to provide your advisor once you arrive.

PREPARING TO TRAVEL TO THE USA

In order to show that you have been legally admitted to the United States, the class of admission, and the authorized period of stay, you will need Form I-94, “Arrival/Departure Record.”

If you arrive at the port of entry by air or sea, a Form I-94 record will automatically be generated for you by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. CBP will provide you with an admission stamp on your passport that is annotated with date of admission, class of admission and admitted-until date. The electronic arrival/departure record can be obtained at www.cbp.gov/I94.

ENTERING THE COUNTRY

As a new DeVry student, you have 30 days to enter the country before your official program start date, which is recorded in SEVIS. You must report to your school by the program start date listed on Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status.”

If you cannot enter the United States for the term listed on your Form I-20 or if you will be late by a few days, immediately contact your International Admissions Advisor.

CHECKING IN WITH YOUR ADVISOR

All international students must officially check in with their International Student Advisor within ten (10) days of arriving in the United States, at the beginning of each semester, and every time you travel abroad and reenter the United States during your program at DeVry University.

For your check-in with your International Student Advisor at Student Service Office, please bring the following original documents:

  • Passport and visa
  • I-94 Card
  • Original I-20 form
  • Local U.S. address
  • If undergraduate student, copy of health insurance (if not taking DeVry University Student Health Insurance)

EMERGENCY INFORMATION FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

International students should refer to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for information about medical emergencies while living in America. In cases of extreme emergency, you may need to contact your country’s embassy. Embassy information can be accessed at the U.S. Embassy website.

MEET A REPRESENTATIVE FROM DEVRY

Prospective international students will have the opportunity to meet representatives from DeVry or Keller before making a final decision about pursuing a degree program at DeVry or Keller. See the list below to find a DeVry agency representative in your country. Or to find out more information about DeVry’s international agents and our academics team, please contact an International Student Advisor.