International Student Services

Information Sessions

Optional Practical Training(OPT)

Are you interested in obtaining permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Consider applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT), a form of work authorization for current F-1 students and students who will graduate soon. Come and learn who qualifies for OPT as well as how and when to apply. 

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please review the OPT information and come with questions.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

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Are you interested in getting permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Are you planning to find an internship (paid or unpaid)? If so, you will need to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), a form of work authorization for current students. Come and learn who qualifies for CPT as well as how and when to apply.

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Please review the CPT information and come with questions!

Introduction to F-1 Employment

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Would you like to learn about your eligibility to work in the U.S.?  Interested in jobs on-campus or off-campus, or perhaps both?  This information session will give you an overview of your employment options as an international student.

 

Final Year Information Session

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Graduating soon? Is this your final year?

The International Student Services Office will be conducting a “Final Year Information Session” for F-1 international students. Planning ahead is critical to ensure a smooth and successful transition from the UW to your next destination. Students will learn important information about maintaining F-1 status regarding enrollment, employment, graduation, and much more!

Guest speakers from the Counseling Center, Career & Internship Center, and Registrar’s Office will also come talk about how to prepare for returning to your home country, seeking employment, and getting your diploma. Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

 

Tax Workshop Schedule

Visit our Tax Workshops page for a schedule of ISS tax info sessions, Q&A sessions, and Student Fiscal Services tax overview sessions.

I’m Sick, now what? ISHIP Basics

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Need to get your flu shot?  Have a cough or cold?  Ready to use your medical insurance but aren’t sure how or where to go?  In this information session, we will cover the basics of the International Student Health Insurance Plan.  Find out what your benefits are.  Where you should go to make the most of your medical insurance.

International Health Insurance Counselor, Chris Dessert, will be leading this information session.

Space is limited so pre-registration is required.