Welcome Spring Term Students!

We encourage any and all family members to join the newest members of the Eckerd College community for Winter Term check in on Monday, February 1, 2016. There are events which will help parents and family members become better acquainted with the College.

Dear International Students,

Welcome to Eckerd College! As the Director of International Student Services, I will be your contact to guide you through the laws and procedures that will regulate your activities as a foreign student.

Once you arrive on campus, please visit my office located in Fox Hall.

In the meantime, please review the Pre Arrival Guide. It will help you with the legal procedures prior to your arrival such as applying for an F-1 visa and what papers to carry to enter the United States. You can also consult the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on how to obtain your F1 visa.

Eckerd College has foreign students from many countries and the International Student Association (ISA) organizes events regularly. You might want to join this association after your arrival on campus.

Finally, I encourage you to visit the International Student Services page to find information about Visa Regulations, the International Health Insurance Plan, as well as the International Student Welcome Guide which includes useful information prepared for you by Eckerd’s current international students.

I am looking forward to meeting you. Feel free to contact me at 727-864-7678 or by email at debureoc@eckerd.edu if you need additional assistance.


Olivier Debure
Director of International Student Services