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Office of International Students

The Office of International Students assists students during their transition to Florida Southern and the United States.

The office provides a variety of services for our international students enrolled at Florida Southern.

International Student Association advisor Vanessa Beckham seeks to have an ongoing relationship with each international student. She strives to assist students with immigration and employment regulations, legal rights and responsibilities, adjustment to Lakeland and the United States, and other various personal concerns.

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International Student To-Do

Once You’re On Campus...

Check in with Vanessa Beckham at the Simmons Multicultural Center. As a new first-year or transfer student coming to Florida Southern College you will need to make an appointment to meet with Ms. Beckham upon your arrival. You will need to bring four documents: your passport, visa, I-20, and I-94.

About to Graduate?

If it is your last semester but you wish to stay in the United States and work, the Optional Practical Training (OPT) application and information may be for you.

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Questions? Contact

Vanessa Beckham

Director Of Evett L. Simmons Center For Multicultural Appreciation
863.680.6285