Living and Working in the U.S.
At Haverford, we have a very inclusive definition for International Students. In addition to considering F-1 visa carriers, we also consider students coming from Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, students with multiple citizenships, U.S. Permanent Residents residing abroad, and U.S. citizens who completed high school outside of the U.S. Mainland.
Even though the needs of these groups might differ in some aspects, they all have the commonality of possibly encountering the United States Mainland and its academic and social cultures for the first time.
The pages to the left will give you details on a few specific areas of importance regarding the time you are living in the United States - mainly, employment, social security, and taxes.
The International Student Handbook is a valuable resource for F-1 students to familiarize yourself with the College and the surrounding area.