Student and Exchange Visitor Program Helps School-bound Nonimmigrants

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Student and Exchange Visitor Program
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Boarding school Boulder Creek Academy opened in 1993 and continues to provide academic instruction and therapeutic care to students facing difficulties in school due to behavioral, academic, and clinical challenges. Located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, Boulder Creek Academy also works with international students through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), which administers the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program serves as a bridge for government organizations with an interest in nonimmigrants traveling to the United States with the intention of becoming students. It provides services and management to schools, nonimmigrant students, and their dependents on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State (DOS) depending on visa classifications.

Nonimmigrants with F and M visa classifications fall under the DHS management, and the DOS manages exchange visitors with J visa classifications. Also, both entities use SEVIS to track and monitor schools, exchange visitor programs, and nonimmigrants in the M, F, and J visa classifications attending school in the US.

To know more about the Student and Exchange Visitor Program and the SEVIS, visit www.ice.gov/sevis/overview.

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