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Autumn Quarter 12/05/2022 - F-1 Student Newsletter

Featured Topics:
  • Final Travel Signature Clinic this Thursday!
  • Be careful! Avoid scams and protect your information!
  • We want to hear from you! Complete our survey!
  • STEM OPT Information Session 12/9
  • Planning for Graduation
ISS Vibes and News
  • World Cup -- Where to watch
Upcoming Events & Deadlines

ISS & ISHIP Hours this week

Final Travel Signature Clinic this Thursday!

When you decide to travel outside of the U.S., you will need to obtain a travel signature to re-enter the U.S. after your journey. The signature is on page two of your I-20.
  • Students who started their programs in autumn 2022 were issued travel signatures after they completed their check-in process. Please check your MyISSS profile to see if you have an I-20 with a valid travel signature.
  • All students should check their MyISSS profiles to see if their most recent I-20 is located there with a valid travel signature.
  • Signatures for continuing F-1 students are valid for 1 year.
  • If you need a travel signature, visit us this Thursday, December 8th from 1 PM to 4 PM in Schmitz 490

Be careful! Avoid scams and protect your information!

We've heard reports from students who are concerned about getting scam calls from ICE, the IRS, and even sometimes ISS. Please know that no one should be contacting you about your immigration status and asking for money or personal information. Protect yourself and make sure you ask questions from the people calling you. Better yet, don't answer the phone and respond to the voice message.

As a note: ISS may contact you via phone or email when you have an immigration status issue that needs resolved. However, we will never ask you for money when we reach out.

We want to hear from you! Complete our survey!

The International Leadership Team at ISS wants to hear from you! Please fill out our survey! Your feedback may impact our advising schedule and services for winter and spring quarters in 2023. The survey is open now through December 16, 2022.
Thank you, in advance, for helping us assess how we are serving you!


STEM OPT Information Session --12/0

Join us for our group advising and information session this Friday, 12/9 at 3 PM. During this 1-hour session, Jo Anne Marie and Sharece will share everything you need to know about STEM OPT!
Check out more on our Events Page.

Planning for Graduation

Students who are graduating soon should check out our Final Quarter Checklist and Planning Tool. It has great information that you should review as you plan for your next steps.
Thanks for planning ahead so you don't miss out on any great opportunities.

World Cup -- Where to Watch!

The World Cup comes around only once every four years and we know that many of you might be interested in watching it! If you haven't found your spot to watch it already, here are a few tips for where to watch in and around Seattle.


ISS & ISHIP Autumn Quarter Hours

The International Student Services office is open for regular business hours. You can visit our front desk Monday through Thursday, 1 PM to 4 PM.

The ISHIP Office has a virtual front desk Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM. An advisor is available to meet with you about insurance Monday through Thursday.
Let us know how we're doing by filling out our feedback form.
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