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Last Chance to File for Optional Practical Training

If you are completing your studies during Summer 2015, or if you graduated in May 2015, please be aware that you must file for Optional Practical Training (OPT) now. If you apply for OPT less than two months before your last exam, you will not be able to get employment authorization for the full year of OPT.

Deadline: Now
Room 1109, East Building

Please make an appointment to see an International Students Advisor immediately. For more information, please contact Iris Aroyewun Birchwood at 212.772.4579 or email


Socializing with Seniors

Join us to volunteer at Arch Care Senior Life Center, which organizes events to enrich the lives of elderly Harlem residents. Give your time to brighten their day as we take a walk to a nearby park and socialize for a few hours in the fresh air!

Date: Tuesday, June 30
Time: 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Place: Harlem, New York

For exact location and more information, please visit our website or contact Molly Hampton at 212. 431.1195 or email


Planning to Travel Abroad this Summer?

If you plan to travel outside the United States, please stop by the International Students Office at least one week prior to traveling. Students must fill out a travel request form and have their I-20 endorsed by an international student advisor before leaving the US.

Please review this list of important documents that you must have for travel.

Contact Us Now

For more information, please contact Iris Aroyewun Birchwood at 212.772.4579 or email


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