Monthly Archives: February 2020

International Students Tax Information Sessions

For International Students: Even if you did not receive income, but were physically present in the US anytime in 2019, you must submit Form 8843 to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by June 30, 2020.  To help you fulfill your IRS obligations, Wesleyan provides you with FREE access to the easy-to-use Sprintax Tax Preparation online software.  Sprintax will determine your residency,…

My name is Kiarah Young. I’m from Sacramento, California. I am double majoring in Government: American Politics and African American Studies. I am the LRT Digital Specialist. I work alongside Emmanuel Paris-Bouvret to digitize movies for professors. I also assist in recording lectures and editing them into full videos. I had prior experience with media…

Study Abroad Ambassador Program

Introducing the Wesleyan Study Abroad Ambassador Program! This brand new program gives study abroad returnees an opportunity to share their international experiences and support their fellow students in a meaningful way. In-person and virtual info sessions about the program will take place on Tuesday, March 3. RSVP here. Study Abroad Ambassadors will work closely with…

Wesleyan to Support Threatened Scholars

Wesleyan’s Interim Provost, Rob Rosenthal, and the Director of the Fries Center, Steve Angle, recently announced that Wesleyan has joined the New University in Exile Consortium (NUEC), re-joined Scholars At Risk (SAR), and is working actively with both SAR and with the Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) to identify and bring to campus a scholar who…

SOC Panel on Applying to Fellowships

Contributed by Inayah Bashir ’20 On Wednesday, February 12, a few students of color gathered at the Resource Center for a panel discussion about the process of applying to fellowships. The event was co-sponsored by the Fries Center for Global Studies. Three women of color who are current fellowship applicants spoke candidly about their experience…

International Student Advisory Board: Listening Table

February 27th 12-2 @ Usdan University Center Come one come all, the International Student Advisory Board is hosting its first listening table of the semester! Anyone who wants to voice concerns, ask questions, or simply have a conversation about what Wesleyan is doing for international students are encouraged to attend! All comments will be kept…

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Monday, March 2, 12:15-1:15 p.m. @ Gordon Career Center Each session is limited to 15 students. First come, first served. Registration not required. Intended Audience: Classes of 2020 and 2021 F-1 visa holders who wish to work in the United States after graduation Session Description: This workshop will cover: 1) OPT eligibility, 2) a step-by-step…

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

Wednesday, February 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m. @ Gordon Career Center Wednesday, March 25, 5:00-6:00 p.m. @ Gordon Career Center Each session is limited to 20 students. First come, first served. Registration not required. Intended Audience: Classes of 2022 and 2021 F-1 visa holders who intend to work off-campus in the United States during Summer 2020 Session…

Apply to be an International Student Orientation (ISO) Orientation Leader

Help the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) welcome the newest group of international students to campus by being an Orientation Leader (OL)! Orientation Leaders will mentor and guide new international students during their first few days at Wesleyan. Orientation Leaders also lead small group sessions, help manage events, including welcoming students at airports, working…