International Students

There’s no such thing as a typical Ringling student. Our student body is comprised of emerging artists and designers from over 65 countries and all across the United States. At Ringling College, we welcome international dialogue and foster respect and inclusion because inspiration and creativity don't thrive in a vacuum - the best artists and designers inspire and engage with the global community. We also encourage students to take advantage of our many international programs to study abroad and work with artists and businesses from around the world, preparing you to work in today's global world.

Here, you’ll meet people from all walks of life and connect with a new community of creatives - some just like you and a lot who aren’t that different after all.

Legislation & What It Means For You

Resources from NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. Below are a few links to more information about current executive actions and immigration concepts under the new administration.

Executive Order Travel Ban
NAFSA has updated its travel advisory on the Section 2(e) Entry Ban, to help you stay up-to-date and informed.

Executive Actions under the Trump Administration
This page keeps track of certain executive actions related to immigration, under the current administration.

Background on Presidential Executive Actions
Executive actions, also called presidential actions, are actions that are taken by the President of the United States, usually through the following vehicles: Executive Orders; Presidential Proclamations; and Presidential Memoranda.

Immigration Concepts in a Time of Change
This page explains the regulations and departments of the United State’s immigratory system in order to provide context to laws.

Resources on Rights in Encounters with Law Enforcement
The information provided here is basic, general information about the Constitutional rights of people in the United States. For specific information and legal advice, consult a qualified immigration attorney. The American Immigration Lawyers Association provides a lawyer referral service for people seeking the counsel of an immigration lawyer:


Additional Resources

Study in the States
A website administered by the Department of Homeland Security which provides comprehensive information for prospective and current international students.

U.S. Department of State
A website that provides information on the visa application process
A website for prospective students with questions about F-1 visa processing times

Culture Shock USA
A website providing an overview of culture shock – how to recognize it; what to do to manage it, etc.

Arrival (I-94) Record
May be retrieved from this site


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