Dear International Students and Scholars,
OISS will have limited service from Tuesday 5/28 until Friday 5/31 due to an annual conference attended by its international student advisors. Also note that Monday 5/27 is a public holiday and the office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
We thank you for your understanding.
The employment workshop on May 9th was a huge success. OISS thanks Goldblum and Hess for their excellent presentation and continued support. If you missed the workshop, or want to review what you heard, you can view the powerpoint by clicking on a link below. As always, please contact OISS with any questions you have now, or prior to accepting employment!
** Please be advised of the change in location **
Due to an outstanding response, we are changing the location to accommodate a larger audience. The location has changed to KIRKBRIDE ROOM 204
Are you interested in learning more about your ability to work in the US?
The University’s Immigration attorneys, GoldBlum & Hess, in cooperation with the Office for International Students and Scholars will be hosting an information session on Foreign National Employment on Thursday May 9th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in Kirkbride Room 204.
The training will cover university and immigration procedures/issues related to CPT and OPT applications. The presentation will also cover issues relating to foreign nationals’ employment in the US, and there will be time for questions and answers. It is highly recommended that you attend the training if you are interested in working in the future.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP by completing the form below:
Registration for this event is closed.
For more information, contact OISS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Orientation Location and Date
Fall International Student Orientation will take place on August 23, 2013. International graduate students should report to Clayton Hall at 8:30am. Undergraduate students should report to the Trabant Center. International student orientation is mandatory, so it is recommended that you arrive a few days early.
CBP has announced the implementation of a new procedure which will take the place of the physical I-94 card you receive at the border. Instead of a small white card, your information will be stored in a database online. The database will be comprised of data from your flight manifests and information obtained during your border inspection. Upon arrival to the US, you will be able to print your I-94 from this database. More information comming soon.
Expect these changes to take place around April 30, 2013.
Spring 2013 Orientation Slides
The Office for International Students and Scholars has purchased a license to an easy-to-use web-based tax preparation system called Windstar Foreign National Tax Resource for our foreign nationals that would also help them understand their tax status, immigration questions, and filing responsibilities for themselves and family members residing in the U.S. more...
Fall 2013 Orientation
Undergraduate students: please visit the NSO website for details regarding orientation.
Graduate students: The required orientation program will be held on August 23, 2013. Please check back for details regarding location, time, and other activities.
Additional STEM Majors
On May 11, 2012, DHS published an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree classifications. F-1 students with STEM designated degrees are eligible for a 17 month extension of optional practical training (OPT). To be eligible for the OPT extension, the student must have received a degree included on the STEM-Designated Degree Program List. The last version of the list was published in May 2011 and the newly revised list with the additions indicated in bold print can be found here: stem-list-2012.pdf .