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CUNY Focus Group for International Students

This special meeting will allow international students to voice their opinions on the services provided by the International Students Office. The meeting is confidential, and students can discuss ways in which they believe our services can be improved. There will be CUNY officials present. However, there will be no International Students Advisers at this meeting.

To RSVP, email

Date: Monday, November 17
Time: 2:45 - 4:00 pm
Place: Room 1442, East Building

For more information, please contact International Students Office at 212.772.4864, or email


One-to-World Event

Campus-to-Career Employment Workshop

Join us for a day-long workshop led by a professional consultant on internship and job-hunting in the U.S. You will learn to put together a professional resume, practice effective interviewing techniques, develop skills necessary to enter the professional work force, and walk away well-equipped to search for a great internship or job. $30 fee.

Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 16

Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Manhattan (Details available via email)

For more information, contact Molly Hampton, Coordinator of Enrichment Programs at 212.431.1195, extension 32, email or visit the One-to-World website.


One to World Event

Community Visit: Thanksgiving in Lancaster County, PA

Travel to a small community in Pennsylvania to share a four-day weekend of local culture and holiday fun! Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with your American host family, visit area attractions, tour the neighboring Amish and Mennonite farm country, and sample some local favorite foods at a community pot luck and dinner. Cost: $115

Date: Wednesday, November 26 - Sunday, November 30
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania (meet in Manhattan)

For more information, please contact Molly Hampton at 212.431.1195, or email

For additional information visit the One-to-World web site event listing.


Apply Now for Optional Practical Training (OPT)

If your status is F-1, and Fall 2014 is your final semester, the last date we recommend that you apply for OPT is November 23.

In addition, you will need a letter from your departmental advisor stating your expected date of completion, as well as a second letter from Graduation Audit in the One Stop Office (North 217) stating that you have applied for graduation. These letters must be submitted to the International Students Office (E1109).

You can download the Optional Practical Training application forms, including samples of the two letters described above, at Optional Practical Training Form [pdf].

Students are required make appointments to file an OPT application. To make an appointment with an International Student Advisor, please contact Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood at: or Xavier Remigio at

We recommend that you apply for OPT by November 23, one month before your last class.

Please Note: To apply for OPT, you must have already filed a Degree Audit Application Form. (The DAAF deadline was October 14.)

Deadline: Tuesday, December 23


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