International Student Employment - Questions & Answers

Am I eligible to work at Amherst College?

F-1 Visa holders are eligible to work at any position on campus. You are not eligible to work at off-campus federal work-study sites (examples: Reader to Reader, Inc., Girls, Inc. or the Jones Library). Consult the International Student Office about the possibility of working at one of the other Five Colleges.

How do I find a job?

Tax Information

International Student Tax Returns

As an international student or scholars in the US you are obligated to file a US tax return during your stay. Understanding the US tax system and filing a tax return is an overwhelming and confusing experience for any student.

International Students

The International Students Office at Amherst College serves international students with immigration and visa advising, programming, and support. We believe a student body rich in diversity — culturally, socially and economically — contributes significantly to a dynamic and energetic learning community for all students.

Information and links compiled especially for Amherst College International Students 

Waiting for the Van

By Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne ’01

Photos by Jessica Scranton

International Students Association

When You Are Strange

By Katherine Duke '05

Have Americans ever struck you as strange? Have you ever wondered about Americans’ obsession with sports like NASCAR, “football” or baseball? Did you grow up without American TV shows? Do you find it strange how Americans are constantly interrupting one another? Or asking “How are you?” and not waiting for an answer?

“Many Different Kinds of Strangeness”

By Katherine Duke '05

Photo by Jessica Mestre '10

Have Americans ever struck you as strange? Have you ever wondered about Americans’ obsession with sports like NASCAR, “football” or baseball? Did you grow up without American TV shows? Do you find it strange how Americans are constantly interrupting one another? Or asking “How are you?” and not waiting for an answer?

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