You must take with you all supporting documents that the US Embassy/Consular office may need. This includes several forms that are enclosed in this packet:
Please forward both your declaration of finances and copy of passport to the FIU-OSA Asst. Director: SUSY GOMEZ, Modesto A. Maidique Campus PC 113, Miami, FL 33199 as soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2016.
Once the OSA receives your declaration of finances and a copy of your passport, they will contact you with specific instructions regarding your DS-2019. Please note, once your DS-2019 has been issued, you will be required to pay your SEVIS ($200) fee online; be sure to keep record of your receipt! You will be required to present your DS-2019 upon arrival in the US (Customs department at Airport) so that you can be admitted as a J-1 non-degree exchange student.
Canadian NSE students will be required to purchase health insurance at FIU (approximately $900 per semester), even if you already have an existing health insurance plan. The finalized 2016/2017 health insurance plan will be sent to you by the OSA. Upon receipt of this information, you will be able to purchase your required health insurance prior to your arrival at FIU; payments can be made via credit card or money order.
The OSA office will coordinate with you, prior to your departure from FIU, the completion of the Foreign National Information Form/Tax Compliance requirement.
For more helpful information about arriving, checking in at FIU, health and medical insurance requirements and immigration regulations refer to: http://isss.fiu.edu. To read the Pre-arrival information in its entirety, refer to: http://isss.fiu.edu/prearrival.htm. The ISSS orientation will be combined with the Office of Study Abroad Orientation. You may reach the ISSS department directly at Modesto A. Maidique campus at (305) 348-2421 and Biscayne Bay campus at (305) 919-5813. You may also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**All International/Canadian CHECKS or MONEY-ORDERS made to FIU must be drawn from a U.S. bank; otherwise we will not accept your payment.