AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


International Students

International Student Services

AOMA is committed to providing supportive resources to international students during their studies. 

Maintaining Status

As an F-1 student, you are admitted to the U.S. for “duration of status”, documented as “D/S” on the I-94 card you received when you initially entered the U.S. This means you are permitted to stay in the U.S. as long as you maintain your F-1 visa status.

F-1 visa status is regulated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and is granted when you legally enter the country.

It is important that you are aware of your responsibilities for maintaining your legal student status. A violation of status may affect your ability to remain in, or return to the United States. Several factors are involved in maintaining status. These include:

  • Enrollment
  • Travel
  • Employment
  • Updating Personal & Financial Information

Please download and review “How to Maintain F1 Status” for detailed information.

Housing & Relocating to Austin, TX

Austin is diverse city with a variety of different neighborhood, each with its own character. The following resources are designed to help you find housing within the city.

Housing Search Checklist
Signing a Residential Lease
Relocation Resource Guide
Apartment Locators Guide
Apartment Reference Guide
AOMA Student Housing Forum
AOMA Student Housing Board

Austin Cultural Resources

Austin if frequently ranked as one the United States’ most livable cities and is a melting pot for individuals from an array of different backgrounds. AOMA’s students both reflect and actively participate in this diverse community.

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Cultural Resources for International Students
Austin Area Resources

Life in Austin

Additional Resources

Income Tax Requirements for International Students
Texas Id and Drivers License
Employment for F-1 Students
Study in the States
Education USA

AOMA is listed in SEVP as “Academy of Oriental Medicine, Austin”

Please contact the AOMA Admissions Office at (512) 492-3017 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.