FAQs: Information for International Students – Fall 2022

Last Updated: August 08, 2022

Even though the Student and Exchange Visitor Program SEVP – Department of Homeland Security has extended the March 2020 F program guidance for the 2022-23 academic year, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will return to normal operating procedures in the fall 2022. This means we will return to the traditional (pre-pandemic) F program regulations.

The below FAQs are for general information purposes for the fall 2022 semester only and may be subject to change. Please discuss your specific circumstances with an ISS International Student Advisor prior to travel or in advance of any change to your program or employment.  

COVID-19 Vaccine

Academic and Enrollment

Health Insurance

Leave of Absence

Reduced Course Load

Graduate Assistantship

Travel & Visas


Completing Program

J-1 Academic Training

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)

For frequently asked questions in regards to OPT during COVID-19 please see our page on OPT Frequently Asked Questions.

Additional Questions

I have read all the FAQs and my question/answer isn't included here. Who can I talk to?

We are here to assist you during these difficult times. We can arrange for a Zoom video conference, please schedule your appointment on ISS homepage: www.hawaii.edu/issmanoa 

Alternatively you can email us at: issmanoa@hawaii.edu