On-Campus Employment

F-1 On-Campus Employment

On-campus employment is defined as employment on Florida Gulf Coast University premises.

To be eligible for on-campus employment, international students must be enrolled in a full course of study and remain enrolled full-time. Students may work “on campus” up to 20 hours per week when school is in session and full-time (more than 20 hours a week) during holiday and vacation periods. A new F-1 student who has been issued an initial form I-20 may work up to but no more than 30 days before the commencement of classes.


*All students are required to have a social security before starting to work in the U.S.

Social Security page 


Working on Campus at FGCU

  • How Do I Find a Job on Campus?

  • On-Campus Employment Guidelines for F-1 / J-1 students & Supervisors

  • After you are offered a job: Steps for Working  on campus

  • Are F/J Students eligible for work-study jobs?

  • FAQ for Working on Campus

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Working for the Global Engagement Office has been an amazing opportunity for me as an international student as it has helped me develop new essential skills. Also, as an international Business major, this job has been a fun way to meet new people and expand my work experience in the international field.”

Lara Feiertag / Brazil

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We’re here to answer your questions.

Reed Hall 122, Global Engagement Office 

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965