My school operates on a quarter-based schedule consisting of summer, fall, winter, and spring academic quarters. I started my study this fall and would like to take next summer off to travel around the U.S. Am I permitted to take a vacation?


If a school operates on a trimester or quarter calendar, a student in F-1 status can take a vacation once a year during any trimester or quarter, after s/he has completed at least one full academic year. Therefore, you need to wait until you have completed your first year of study before you can take an annual vacation. (22.Nov.2013)

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