International Students: Workshops & Webinars

Academic Workshops

Employment Workshops

OPT Stage 1 Information Session

This information session is an online webinar offered twice each month. This webinar explains what OPT is, the timeline of applying for OPT, and how to request an OPT I-20 from ISPO.

Please register for the Spring 2019 OPT  Stage 1 Information Sessions here:
  •  OPT Stage 1 Information Session Webinar - Register Here for a date below
    • Tuesday, April 2, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
  • You can also view a recorded session here:

 

OPT Stage 2 Information Session

This information session is in-person and offered twice each month. You must attend the OPT Stage 1 Session first and have already requested the OPT I-20 from ISPO in order to attend this session. Attendees must bring their OPT Application materials to the session.

Please register for the Spring 2019 OPT Information Sessions here:
  • OPT Stage 2 Information Sessions - Student Center B Large Conference Room
  • Register Here for a date below 
    • Tuesday, April 9, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (12pm-1pm)

 

OPT Stage 3 Information Session

This information session is an online webinar offered once each month. This webinar explains how to maintain your F-1 student status while your OPT is pending and explains how to report your employment once your OPT Application is approved by USCIS.

Please register for the Spring 2019 OPT Stage 3 Information Sessions here:

Pre-Arrival Webinars

International Weekly Webinar Series

The iStudents Weekly Webinars is a series of webinars to update and inform F-1 and J-1 students on topics that may impact their visa status while they are in the U.S. Each week during the academic year, ISPO advisors will be available online to present on the topics below. Students will have the opportunity to submit general questions through the webinar platform for response from the advisor. This is not meant to replace walk-in or appointment advising for complex issues.

Webinars will start promptly at the times indicated.

Winter 2019

 

OPT Stage 1 for F-1 Students: Requesting OPT I-20 from ISPO

Date: Tuesday, April 2

F-1 students will learn about what OPT is, the timeline of applying for OPT, and how to request an OPT I-20 from ISPO.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3345753807759112963

 


F-1 Employment Overview

Date: Tuesday, April 9

Learn about work authorization for F-1 students. This webinar is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in F-1 status.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7554611751118236163

 


J -1 Employment Overview

Date: Tuesday, April 9

Learn about on and off campus work authorization for J-1 students. This webinar is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in J-1 status.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8894395256865623555

 


OPT Stage 1 for F-1 Students: Requesting OPT I-20 from ISPO

Date: Tuesday, April 16

F-1 students will learn about what OPT is, the timeline of applying for OPT, and how to request an OPT I-20 from ISPO.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3345753807759112963

 


Maintaining F-1 Status While OPT Application is Pending or Approved with USCIS

Date: Tuesday, April 23

This webinar explains how to maintain your F-1 OPT status while your OPT is pending with USCIS and how to report your employment once your OPT Application is approved by USCIS.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7373130759884024579 

 


OPT Stage 1 for F-1 Students: Requesting OPT I-20 from ISPO

Date: Tuesday, April 30

F-1 students will learn about what OPT is, the timeline of applying for OPT, and how to request an OPT I-20 from ISPO.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3345753807759112963

 


Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, May 07

CPT is a type of work authorization for F-1 students while they are in the academic program of study at UC San Diego and will participate in a paid position off-campus. Learn about eligibility and requirements.

12:00 -12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2432699560844665603

 


OPT Stage 1 for F-1 Students: Requesting OPT I-20 from ISPO

Date: Tuesday, May 14

F-1 students will learn about what OPT is, the timeline of applying for OPT, and how to request an OPT I-20 from ISPO.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3345753807759112963

 


Maintaining F-1 Status While OPT Application is Pending or Approved with USCIS

Date: Tuesday, May 21

This webinar explains how to maintain your F-1 OPT status while your OPT is pending with USCIS and how to report your employment once your OPT Application is approved by USCIS.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7373130759884024579

 


OPT Stage 1 for F-1 Students: Requesting OPT I-20 from ISPO

Date: Tuesday, May 28

F-1 students will learn about what OPT is, the timeline of applying for OPT, and how to request an OPT I-20 from ISPO.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3345753807759112963

 


Travel and Re-Entry

Date: Tuesday, March 12

This webinar is for students who are planning to travel outside the US and will reenter in F-1 or J-1 status to resume their studies. Learn about the documents you will need to reenter the US and steps you should take once you have reentered.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/494818013470865667

 


OPT Stage 1 for F-1 Students: Requesting OPT I-20 from ISPO

Date: Tuesday, June 11

F-1 students will learn about what OPT is, the timeline of applying for OPT, and how to request an OPT I-20 from ISPO.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3345753807759112963

 


Maintaining F-1 Status While OPT Application is Pending or Approved with USCIS

Date: Tuesday, June 18

This webinar explains how to maintain your F-1 OPT status while your OPT is pending with USCIS and how to report your employment once your OPT Application is approved by USCIS.

12:00 – 12:30pm

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7373130759884024579