The regulations governing study and work here by international students are complex. Staff at the International Center are specially trained to help students and other university visitors follow these rules. They must be followed since neither the staff of the Center nor of the Department of Mathematics can alter the laws and regulations of the United States. In particular, students must be sure that their documentation is correct before they travel in and out of the U.S. Different regulations regarding work and residency may apply when students graduate. The staff of the International Center will know the current regulations and can help students deal with problems.
The International Center usually has meetings at the beginning of the academic year which are extremely useful. These meetings deal with such topics as entering the Social Security system, which is essential for receiving payments in the U.S.