As US universities open up for the Spring season, many international students would be applying for Post-secondary programs ( especially Masters Program offered by US universities ), which would mean applying for an F1 non-immigrant visa. This episode discusses three major elements around the F1-visa which can be helpful to a lot of these applicants, which includes: Rules one to follow or keep in mind while applying for an F1 visa How to maintain status? – Many students fall out of the status because of sheer ignorance about the nuances of law or not being able to reach their Designated school officer. The essential things an F1 student needs to keep to mind once they are in the country to pursue their education. What is a Full Course of Study, and how one should maintain, while in the country?