International Student Services is here to help:

  • Advise international students on matters relating to the US federal immigration regulations and maintaining F-1 status.
  • Create I-20 documents and maintain SEVIS records.
  • Support international students in their transition to a new cultural, academic, physical, and social environment.
  • Maintain programs designed to help international students both engage in the local community and stay connected to their home cultural environments.
  • Ensure institutional compliance with SEVIS and Federal Immigration Regulations.

Coordinator of International Student Services

Jason Ford serves as your main contact for matters regarding your student status at COA. You may contact him at, or by phone at 207-801-5673.

International Student Handbooks

We have created guides to aid all international students and provide information about immigration regulations as well as procedures and the COA culture and community. We recommend that incoming students should read the International Student Pre-arrival Guide