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212.772.4864 ▪ fax 212.650.3147 ▪
695 Park Avenue, Room 1109 East, New York, New York 10065


Travel plans?

Are you planning to travel outside the United States during the fall months? If so, please come to our office at least two weeks before your planned departure date and ask an International Student Advisor to sign your I-20 or DS-2019. Remember that re-entry to the United States requires a recent (within 12 months or 6 months while students are engaging in Post Completion Optional Practical  Training for F-1 Student Status holders or Academic Training  for J-1 Exchange Visitors) 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 Student 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

If you require a signature during walk-in hours, please check-in at room 1119 East Building and wait to be called. For fall travels, try to get your I-20 or DS 2019 forms signed before December 23, 2014.


 Fall 2014 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 beyond the Master's level.

If the fall 2014 is your last semester and you plan to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), you should apply no later than one month from the completion date or final examination date(December 2014).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 One Stop Office located in room 217 Hunter North. For further questions or to make an appointment to start processing your application, please e-mail Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood at or Xavier Remigio at

To·download the OPT application form, click here.


ISO has scheduled two meetings to assist students with their OPT applications:

Thursday, October 16 : 4:30 PM -5:30 PM in Room 1035 EAST

Friday,  October 24: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM in Room 1442 East

For more information , contact ISO staff at


After F-1 Employment Options  Meeting for graduating International Students:

The ISO has scheduled a meeting to discuss the various employment options available to graduating students.

When: Thursday, October 30 , 2014; from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM in room 805 East, in the Career Development Services Office

For more information and /to reserve a seat, please contact ISO staff at


Winter session On- Campus Employment forms for F-1  Student Status and J-1 Exchange Visitors are being processed

If you are planning to continue or start employment on campus for the winter session 2015 semester which will resume on on January 2nd or the Spring 2015 semester which resumes on January 28th  , stop by the International Students Office at your earliest convenience to obtain authorization for employment.Please bring a copy of your employer's job offer letter with you.


One To World Event:

Community Visit: Discover New York

Welcome to New York! Spend the day with a "real" New Yorker- visit their home, share lunch and explore their favorite things to do in the city. This is a great opportunity to learn about American life and culture through the eyes of the people who live here. $15

Date: Saturday, October 11

For more information or to RSVP visit the One-to-World website.

One To World Walk: Discover Harlem

Explore historic Harlem on a tour led by a specialist in Manhattan's African-American influences. Discover Harlem's exciting history, culture, contemporary landscape and local "soul food." Don't miss the chance to explore this vibrant neighborhood. $16

Date: Saturday, October 18

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Join fellow international students and local residents for the 29th annual international beach cleanup day. Spend the day at Coney Island beach gathering and cleaning up the remnants of summer past and enjoy an afternoon picnic on the sand with new friends. $10; For more information:,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,4/year,2014/month,09/day,20/Itemid,108/catids,14/

Mandatory Document Check in dates

Newly enrolled fall 2014 international students ( F-1 Student Status or J-1 Exchange Visitors  orcontinuing enrolled students returning from overseas are required to provide copies of their immigration related documents to the International Students Office . 

October 17th  and 24th , 4:00 PM-5:00 PM in room 1108/1109 East; stop by,no appointments are necessary.





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212.772.4864 | f: 212.650.3147
Rooms 1108/1109 East Building, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065