Answered By: Juli Konopa Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016 Views: 30
The rules and regulations of the US Department of State require all non-US students attending Walden residencies in the United States to obtain an I-20 from Walden University for entry into the United States. Students who are citizens of Visa Exempt countries, Canada and Bermuda, do not have to apply for a separate visa; however, these students must obtain an I-20 and pay the SEVIS fee. Students from all other countries, including visa waiver countries, must also obtain an F-1 student visa for entry into the United States to attend Walden residencies.
Therefore, non-US students cannot attend a US residency without having the proper documentation for attending an academic program. This documentation is the I-20 and F-1 student visa or, for students who are citizens of Canada or Bermuda, the I-20 only.
Please see the attached website for complete information about the process for international students attending residencies in the U.S.