An international student if accused of misconduct, unfortunately has a lot to lose. An international student who's here in the United States say from Asia or Europe for example, or anywhere for that matter, they're going to be here on a visa and there's certain requirements regarding their student visa which have to be met and maintained for them to remain in the United States. If an international student is accused of misconduct, whatever the misconduct may involve, whether it involves Title IX sexual misconduct, an academic integrity or an academic misconduct charge or a general disciplinary issue. The concern, especially with respect to the international student is that if they're found responsible and sanctioned and if they receive a separation from their college or university, for example, a suspension or an expulsion, their visa will be in jeopardy and they may have to go back to their home country.
Because of these additional concerns, an international student has more to lose than your average student. You should not speak to the school or others without taking the necessary precautions. Too much is at stake. You need to have an experienced attorney advisor in your corner from the start of the process to make sure that your interests and rights are protected and that you can stay here in the United States to continue towards your goals as a college student.