Immigration 

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,…

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…