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.

Do I have to work?

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?

Equal Footing

The Boston Globe: In search of talented foreign students, Amherst College takes rare step

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The college's decision to extend its need-blind admission policy to international students made headlines in the Globe and was also picked up by Inside Higher Ed.

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