Full time students may drive on their home country's driver's license while studying in the USA until they become employed. This does not apply to commercial vehicle drivers.
If you become gainfully employed and wish to drive in the USA, you are required to hold a Virginia driver's license.
If you already have a valid driver's license from another state in the U.S. and are currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited university, you do not need to get a Virginia driver's license.
Getting a Virginia Driver's License
If you are a new student, you must report to your Foreign Student Advisor (contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 592-4118) so that your SEVIS record can be registered with the U.S. government. You must wait at least 2 days after you are registered to apply for a driver’s license, and at least 10 days after your initial entry into the United States.
Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
See the DMV website for more information:
3236 Odd Fellow's Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Toll free (866) 368-5463