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2011 OISS Newsletters

 

2011 Newsletters

January
2011

  • OISS Student News: Last Day to Register for Classes; Part-Time I-20s and Commuting Canadians; Concurrent Enrollment; Tax Assistance Workshops;

    Question of the Month:
    The winter 2011 term is my last semester, do I qualify to take a vacation semester in spring/summer then apply for OPT?
     
  • OISS News: OISS Learning Community; Work Authorization Request e-Learning; The Results of International Education: Changing a Country-One Book at a Time; Tax Assistance Workshops; Delays in H-1B Petition Processing; New USCIS Fees Now in Effect; New Fees for Employment-Based Filings; Reminder to Departments about H-1B Termination; New Scholar Orientation Time; Sponsoring Permanent Residency (PR) for Faculty / Professor; Changing from EB-2 to EB-1

February
2011

  • OISS Student News: Apply for Graduation; Are You Graduating In May 2011? Apply for OPT Now!; OPT Workshop; Tax Assistance Workshops; Thrid Thursdays in Midtown;

    Question of the Month:
    Can I travel while my OPT is pending?

March
2011

  • OISS Student News: Daylight Savings Time; Tax Assistance Workshops; Are You Graduating In May 2011? Apply For OPT Now!; OPT Reporting Form & OPT Card;

    Question of the Month:
    I am going home for a month or so. Will that be enough time to get a new visa? If so, what kind of paperwork do I need to prepare?
     
  • OISS News: World Citizens; State Department Announces New Passport Forms Starting March 1, 2011; Tax Workshops for Non-Resident Students and Scholars; New Scholar Orientation; H-1B Petition Processing Timelines; Reminder to Departments about H-1B Termination; Fiscal Year 2011 H-1B Cap Reached for Industry H-1B; EB-3 Priority Date Cut-Offs Will Advance in March, but EB-2 India and China Dates Will See No Change; Combined Work and Travel Document Now Available to Adjustment Applicants;

April
2011

  • OISS Student News: Japanese Disaster Relief Fund; Internet Security Reminder; Career Services, Career Awareness Week; Great Decisions Series; Depression and Anxiety Group; OPT Reporting Form & OPT Card; Featured Student of the Month; Important Reminders

    Question of the Month:
    Do I need special authorization from OISS to be enrolled less than full time during spring/summer if I am a continuing student at WSU?
     
  • OISS News: International Education Spotlight; Michigan Association of International Educators (MAIE) Conference Update; Summer Travel: Traveling Abroad; Contact OISS in the Following Cases Regarding H-1B Scholars; J Regulation Reminder for Departments: Apply for an Extension Prior to the DS-2019 Expiration; 2011 Workshops; EB-3 Priority Date Cut-Offs Will Advance in April; Combined Work and Travel Document Now Available to Adjustment Applicants

May
2011

  • OISS Student News: Japanese Disaster Relief Fund; OPT Reporting Form & OPT Card, Personal Safety, Midtown Makeover, Global Detroit, Cyber Security Tip, Depression and Anxiety Group

    Question of the Month:
    I am planning to travel outside of the U.S. for summer vacation.  What documents will I need to re-enter the U.S.
     
  • OISS News: International Education Spotlight; Michigan Cultural Corner, Upcoming 2011 Workshops, Summer Travel: Traveling Abroad, When to Contact OISS Regarding H-1B Scholars, J Exchange Visitors Departmental Reminder:  Apply for an Extension Prior to the DS-2019 Expiration

June
2011

  • OISS Student News: OPT Reporting Form and OPT Card, Departure Form Requirements for Graduates, Academic Success Workshops, Get Involved Spotlight

    Question of the Month:
    I am a new F-1 student. Last Sunday, I entered the U.S. for the first time through Detroit Metro Airport. This morning I noticed that my I-94 card is valid until "Dec. 31, 2011." Will this be a problem since my I-20 and my F-1 visa are valid until December 31, 2015? 
     
  • OISS News: Cross-Cultural Story, Cultural Corner, Upcoming 2011 Workshops, Health Insurance Reminder, New Scholar Orientation Time, Summer Travel: Traveling Abroad, When to Contact OISS Regarding H-1B Scholars, J Regulation Reminder for Scholars:  Submit Notice of Absence/Departure Form Before Your Travel Outside of the U.S., "18 Month Window" for Sponsoring Permanent Residency (PR) for Faculty/Professor, Priority Date Cut-Offs to Advance for EB-2 India and China

July
2011

  • OISS Student News: Visit OISS Prior to Traveling, OPT Reporting Form and OPT Card, Academic Success Workshops, Free Hearing Evaluations, Get Involved Spotlight, Student Organization Spotlight, Internet Security Reminder

    Question of the Month:
    Can I travel during my OPT?
     
  • OISS News: Cross-Cultural Story, International Education Spotlight, International Friendship Program, Making the Grade: WSU Global Citizens, Upcoming 2011 Workshops, OISS on the Road, WSU Colleges/Departments/Scholars Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions, Health Insurance Reminder, J-1 Exchange Visitors: Apply for an Extension Prior to the DS-2019 Program End Date, Permanent Residency Reminder: "18 Month Window" for Sponsoring Permanent Residency (PR) for Faculty / Professor, Continued Advancement for EB-2 India and China in July, OISS Guide to Hiring Foreign Employees

August
2011

  • No Newsletters Published for August 2011

September
2011

  • OISS Student News: Fall Office Hours, Welcome New Students and Welcome Back Continuing Students, 41st Annual Global Festival, New Students Learning Community, Visit OISS Prior to Traveling, OPT Reporting Form & OPT Card, Upcoming Workshops, Free Hearing Evaluations, Student Organizations and Volunteers Needed for Global Festival 2011,

    Question of the Month:
    Can I travel during my OPT?
     
  • OISS News: 41st Annual Global Festival, International Education Week, Wayne State Farmers Market, Coffee Hour, OISS Brown Bag Series, Humorous and Reflective Cross-Cultural Story, Rocks, Meijers, Tigers and a Party!, Meet the OISS Advisors, OISS Advising Appointments, Ask the Advisor, OISS on the Road, Health Insurance Reminder, Scholar Orientation Times, J-1 Corner, H-1B Corner

October
2011

  • OISS Student News: Are You Graduating in December? Apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) Now, Are You Thinking About Dropping a Class? WAIT!!!!!, Visit OISS Prior to Traveling, Important information on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students, Important Health Insurance Reminder, Safety Tips, Workshops, International Education Week

    Question of the Month:
    Do I need to get a new CPT approval if I change my level from PhD to Masters?
     
  • OISS News: International Education Week, Coffee Hour, OISS Brown Bag Series, OISS Global Festival Celebrates Campus Diversity, Humorous and Reflective Cross-Cultural Story: Where is the Rest Room?, Never Assume, OISS on the Road, Health Insurance, Scholar Orientation Time, J-1 Corner, H-1B Corner

November
2011

  • OISS Student News: Daylight Savings Time Ends, Priority Registration and Holds, International Education Week, Graduating in December? Apply for OPT Now, Reminder to Canadian Citizens, Special Note to Part-Time Commuting Canadians, Thanksgiving Holiday Closure

    Question of the Month:
    I will travel to Miami, Florida in a few weeks,  Do I need to get a travel signature on my I-20 from OISS?
     
  • OISS News: International Education Week, Coffee Hour, OISS Brown Bag Series,  Humorous and Reflective Cross-Cultural Story: Looking for "skins" in Salamaca, Never Assume, OISS on the Road, Work Authorization for New Hires, Health Insurance, Scholar Orientation Time, J-1 Corner, H-1B Corner

December
2011

  • OISS Student News: University Closure, Departure Form Requirements for Graduates, Safety Tips, Visit OISS Prior to Traveling, Volunteer for the Late Night Breakfast, Final Exam Preparation

    Question of the Month:
    I am planning to travel outside of the U.S. for the holiday break, what documents will I need to re-enter?
     
  • OISS News: Important Reminder on Work Authorization for New Hires, Coffee Hour, Humorous and Reflective Cross-Cultural Story: Are You Really Full?, Never Assume, Health Insurance Reminder, Scholar Orientation Time, J-1 Corner, H-1B Corner