Upcoming Events and Workshops

Events Announcements

Next J-1 Scholar Orientation

International House of RI, 8 Stimson Avenue at 10:45am followed by a Potluck lunch at 12:30 that you are welcome stay for and bring a dish, if you wish.

January 16th, February 20th, March 19th, April 16th, May 21st

Global Brown Lounge (Page-Robinson 3rd Fl, Rm 310) at 10:00am

Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug.6

J-1 Scholar Orientations are informational sessions regarding the rules and regulations of the J visa and are held monthly for newly arrived J visa holders.

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2020 SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Tuesday, February 4 –CPT covered at 11:30am, OPT covered 12:00-1:00pm  
Tuesday, February 11 –CPT covered at 1:30pm, OPT covered 2:00-3:00pm
 

Presenter(s): Elke Breker and/or Kelsey Dennis, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location: Petteruti Lounge (Campus Center Room 201)

The curricular practical training (CPT) part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in a paid internship off campus.

The second part of the presentation addresses questions related to optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students who are interested in utilizing this employment authorization during the summer, or who plan to complete their academic program in 2019.

Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the fall 2019 semester are strongly advised to apply for post-completion OPT as early as 90 days before their anticipated completion date.

See link below for further CPT/OPT information and application instructions

https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/international-student-and-scholar-services/students/f-1-student/f-1-student-employment

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2019 FALL WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Thursday, September 12 –CPT covered at 1:30pm, OPT covered 2:00-3:00pm  

Wednesday, September 18 –CPT covered at 1:30pm, OPT covered 2:00-3:00 (same content)

Presenter(s): Elke Breker and/or Kelsey Dennis, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location: Petteruti Lounge (Campus Center Room 201)

The curricular practical training (CPT) part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in a paid internship off campus.

The second part of the presentation addresses questions related to optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students who are interested in utilizing this employment authorization during the summer, or who plan to complete their academic program in 2019.

Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the fall 2019 semester are strongly advised to apply for post-completion OPT as early as 90 days before their anticipated completion date.

See link below for further CPT/OPT information and application instructions

https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/international-student-and-scholar-services/students/f-1-student/f-1-student-employment

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Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Tuesday October 1st from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

 Presenter: Immigration Attorney Elizabeth Goss

Location: Petteruti Lounge (Campus Center Room 201)

 The focus of this informational session, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after the completion of studies* or research program. Mr. Berger will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.  

*Students with questions related to practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above and consult with an OISSS advisor.

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International Undergraduate Student Orientation Aug.27, 2019

International Graduate Student Orientation Aug.22nd, 2019