Immigration 

International Student Reminders from OISA

Greetings, Global Cardinals (Wesleyan international students)! We hope your fall semester is off to a great start so far. Please carefully read the following important reminders from the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA): Planning to work on campus? If you are planning to work on campus this fall or have already been offered a…

Hajde! Wesleyan seeks to share multilingual information on US citizenship

Inspired by his father’s inability to return to his motherland, which has prevented him from visiting his siblings or the graves of his parents for over 37 years, Hajde! Founder and President Anton Lulgjuraj ’23 took it upon himself this past summer to increase access to documents outlining processes and qualifications for US Citizenship. Hailing…

OISA Online Drop-In Hours

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) is providing drop-in hours three times a week where students can receive guidance from an international student advisor. These virtual drop-ins help on-campus students to practice social distancing and remote students have their questions answered from anywhere in the world. Spring 2021 OISA Drop-In hours (no appointments required): …

Optional Practical Training (OPT): Filling out the I-765 Form

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/98235477842 Intended Audience: Classes of 2021 and 2022 F-1 visa holders who wish to work in the United States after graduation Session Description: In this workshop, OISA staff will provide step-by-step guidance to fill out the I-765 (Application For Employment Authorization). Students are encouraged to download the…

International Student and Scholar (ISS) Portal

The International Student and Scholar (ISS) Portal was launched on February 1, 2021 by the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA). Serving as an important connection between F-1 visa students and OISA, the ISS Portal allows students to submit the requests, information, and documents required to maintain their F-1 status and apply for benefits. The…

OISA Launches New Website

The newest version of the Office of International Student Affairs’ website went online in November. Months of working with campus partners and taking in student feedback resulted in a comprehensive site designed to meet the needs of Wes’ international population through each phase of their student experience. Most content on the site is divided into…

OISA End of Semester Announcements

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) hopes that you had a good fall semester, despite the unique challenges that our world is facing. We are impressed by everything that you have done to make the past few months the best they could be, by taking important health and safety precautions including social distancing from…

Duration of Status (D/S) Explained

The Office of International Affairs (OISA) has received many questions about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to replace Duration of Status and how it might affect international students. What is Duration of Status? International students have a certain amount of time to complete their degree programs and return to their countries. When a…

Meet OISA New Staff Member: Angela Hickman

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) welcomes their new SEVIS Coordinator, Angela Hickman. Angela joined the OISA team in the fall semester, most recently serving as the International Student Coordinator at HB Studio in New York. She will be advising Wesleyan’s international students on immigration topics, creating and maintaining their records in the Student…

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,…