Upcoming Orientation sessions for New Fall 2013 International Students
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, Time: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM. Room to be announced
Thursday, August 15, 2013, Time: 5:00 PM -7:00 PM. Room to be announced
Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM. Room to be announced
Wednesday, September, 18, 2013, Time: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM. Room to be announced
During Orientation you will:
• Meet the international Students Office staff
• Review your immigration documents and how to maintain status
• Design and Select upcoming topical workshops
• Meet other international students
• Obtain on campus and off campus resources
• Learn about off campus opportunities for sharing culture and language and having fun.
Tax Info is available!
Tax filing information for international students who did not work in 2012 is ready for pick up from the International Students Office , Rooms 1108 East or 1109 East. The deadline for submitting tax information for International students who did not work in 2012 is June 15, 2013.
Are you planning to travel outside the United States during the summer months? If so, please come to our office at least a week before your planned departure date and ask an advisor to sign your I-20 or DS-2019. Remember that re-entry to the United States requires a recent (within 3 months) signature from a Designated School Official for F-1 status holders or an Alternate Responsible Officer for J-1 Exchange Visitor holders.
In addition, if you have recently applied for post-completion OPT you should ask an International Students Advisor regarding whether you can travel or if you should wait for your EAD card to arrive.
Appointments can be made by calling 212-772-4864 or via email at email@example.com
If you require a signature during walk-in hours, please check-in at room 1119 East Building and wait to be called. For summer travels, try to get your I-20s signed before May 24. 2013.
Attention Summer 2013 Graduates!
Post-completion Optional Practical Training
As an F-1 student, you are entitled to up to 12 months of employment in your field. This post-completion employment authorization is called "Optional Practical Training" or OPT. You get 12 months of practical training for each higher degree you obtain. That includes separate 12-month periods for Associate, Bachelors, Masters and other graduate programs.
If the summer session 2013 is your last session and you plan to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), you should apply no later than one moth from the completion date or final examination date or at least one month before June 27, July 8, July 15, July 29, August 1, August 12, and August 19 or the the end of the particular summer session you plan to complete studies. If you file for OPT later than a month before the last final exam, it may reduce the amount of time that you are allowed to work in the United States. To apply for OPT, students must first file a Degree Audit Application Form (DAAF) with the Office of the Registrar. For further questions or to make an appointment to start processing your application, please e-mail Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or Xavier Remigio at email@example.com.
To·download the OPT application form, click here.