In order to qualify for a vacation semester, students must complete one academic year at U.S. Ling. One academic year is two full consecutive semesters. Students must achieve a minimum of an 80% grade and 80% attendance for both semesters. Partial semesters do not count toward vacation semesters. If a student completes a partial semester in one academic year he/she is ineligible for vacation. Also, to be eligible to take a vacation semester, students need to maintain their F-1 status throughout their full-time studies. For further questions or concerns you can refer to DHS website Study in the States httpss://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/.