Students may travel during any university breaks. This includes winter break, summer, fall break, spring break, recognized holidays, etc.
The answer depends on the reason for the travel and the length of time that you will be traveling.
Yes. You must obtain a travel permit from the Office of Immigration Services.
We know that emergencies can occur, and we will do everything we can to assist you in your time of need. However, the length of time you plan to leave the country and how long you will be out of class will affect your status. You will need to discuss this emergency with the staff in the Office of Immigration Services. For instance, if the emergency will have you out of classes for longer than a few days, the Office of Immigration Services is obligated to terminate your I-20. This termination will be coded as an authorized early withdrawal.
Once you are terminated for authorized leave, as long as you do not stay outside the U.S. for more than five months, you will not need a new I-20. The current I-20 will be reactivated.
USCIS will determine what types of information will be required to reactivate your I-20. Items that they may ask for could include return flight information, proof of registration, etc. Once we know what type of information they will request, we will know what information you will need to provide to the Office of Immigration Services.
Yes, as long as you maintain full-time registration at ERAU, and you get the travel signature.