Immigration 

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…

Important F/J Visa Update: Unlawful Presence Policy

  Feb. 7, 2020 Update: “On February 6, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a permanent nationwide injunction blocking the August 8, 2018 USCIS policy memo that sought to change how days of unlawful presence are counted following a violation of F, M, or J nonimmigrant status.” The…

Getting Ready For Spring Break International Edition

    Staying on Campus: Students will be able to access meals on campus from March 7 to March 22, 2020. The deadline to sign up for the meal plan was Tuesday, February 25, 2020. If you still feel as though you are in need of the plan please contact Michelle Myers-Brown, Director, Usdan University…

Life After Wes: Maintain Your Status After Graduation

  Tuesday, March 3, 5:00-6:00 p.m. @ Gorden Career Center Monday, April, 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m. @ Gorden Career Center The two sessions are exactly the same. You only need to attend one. Each session is limited to 30 students. Registration on Handshake is required. Intended Audience: Class of 2020 F-1 visa holders who have plans…

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

Monday, February 17, 12:15-1:15 p.m. @ Gorden Career Center Wednesday, February 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m. @ Gorden Career Center Wednesday, March 25, 5:00-6:00 p.m. @ Gorden Career Center The four sessions are exactly the same. You only need to attend one. Each session is limited to 20 students. First come, first served. Registration not required. Intended…

International Education Week (IEW) 2019

International Education Week (IEW), November 18-22, 2018, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad…

OISA Closed on October 24, 29-31

The Office of International Student Affairs will be closed on October 24, 29-31. If you need immigration-related support, please plan ahead. If there is an immigration emergency, please email oisa@wesleyan.edu. If you need a travel signature during the time when the office is closed, please contact Anna van der Burg at avanderburg@wesleyan.edu (undergraduate students) and…

To See With Eyes Unclouded: An Information Session About Majors and Careers for F-1 Visa Holders 

Written by Shakeel Jessa ’21 On Monday, September 23rd, 48 students (28 sophomores, 19 freshmen, and 1 senior) met with representatives from the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA), Gordon Career Center (GCC), and Student Affairs/Class Dean to discuss the post-grad employment advantages afforded to F-1 Visa Holders who pursue STEM majors as undergraduates. The…

OISA: Processing Time, Drop-In Hours, and OPT Workshops

The processing time is now online. Students should plan accordingly to either visit us during one of our drop-in hours or make an appointment to see an OISA staff. Fall OISA drop-in hours: Tues. 10:00-11:00 am, 2:30-3:30 pm Wed. 2:00-3:30 pm Thurs. 11:30 am-1:00 pm Fri. 11:30 am-1:00 pm, 2:00-3:30 pm Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshops:…