International Students: Workshops & Webinars

Academic Workshops

Employment Workshops

International Student Employment Series

Presented by the Career Center and ISPO


OPT Information Sessions

  • When: Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm AND Thursdays, 8-9:30am.
  • Where: Student Center B, Large Conference Room (please enter from outside door at the top of stairs facing Gilman Drive)
  • What: The “OPT Information Session” is a presentation of the Application Guide (found in Step 3) and an opportunity for Q&A. You can attend this session to get basic information about the OPT application process, to participate in a “self-check” of your documents, and to have any last questions answered before mailing your complete application to USCIS.

 

Employment Visa Options After Graduation Webinar

Pre-Arrival Webinars

International Graduate Student Pre-Arrival Webinar: Graduate Student Funding


Date: June 27, 2018

Watch webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2480336994531022081

 

Visiting International Summer Session Students Pre-Arrival Webinar


Date: June 25, 2018

Watch webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7217940185159963394

 

International Transfer Students Pre-Arrival Webinar


Date: June 22, 2018

Watch webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2383858148787587843

 

International Graduate Student Pre-Arrival Webinar: Housing


Date: June 6, 2018

Watch webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3877290706876216065

International Graduate Student Pre-Arrival Webinar: Student Health & Immunizations


Date: May 16, 2018

Watch webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7277313811982794753

International Education Abroad Program - Reciprocity Student Pre-Arrival Webinar: What's Next?

Date: May 15, 2018

Watch webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1464984185279217410 

 

 

International Freshman Student Pre-Arrival Webinar: I'm Admitted, What's Next?


Date: May 11, 2018

Watch webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5099517727427533314

 

 

International Graduate Student Pre-Arrival Webinar: I'm Admitted, What's Next?


Date: April 19, 2018

Watch webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4655815307790617101

 

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 US. 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.

Spring 2018

 

Leave of Absences from the USA

Date: Tuesday, April 3

If you are planning on taking one or more quarters off from UC San Diego, you may need to take a leave of absence from the U.S. This webinar will go over the process of both requesting the leave of absence, and returning to the U.S.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Leave of Absences from the USA for F-1 and J-1 Students

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/1687207579730630147 


Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, April 10

Learn about on-campus and off-campus work authorization for F-1 students. This webinar will include general information about your options to work while you are still a student and after you have graduated from UC San Diego. This webinar is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in F-1 status.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/4716722754222320642

 


Optional Practical Training for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, April 17

Post-Completion OPT is a type of work authorization for F-1 students in the period after they have completed their program of study at UC San Diego. Learn about eligibility and requirements.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/4865826426708180994

 


Reduced Course Load

Date: Tuesday, April 24

F-1 and J-1 students are required to maintain full-time enrollment (12 units) each academic term however there are a few exceptions to this rule. Learn about eligibility to enroll in less than 12 units for specific academic or medical reasons and learn about the steps you will need to take to receive reduced course load authorization from your college (undergrads) or department (graduates) and ISPO.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Graduate International Students (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3628852751845322248

 

8:00 – 8:30pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Undergraduate International Students (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/8267358058518593794

 


Overview: Employment Authorization for J-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, May 01

Learn about on-campus and off-campus work authorization for J-1 students. This webinar will include general information about your options to work while you are still a student and after you have graduated from UC San Diego. This webinar is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in J-1 status.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Overview: Employment Authorization for J-1 Students

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/6568250855981314817

  


Academic Disqualification or Suspension and F-1 or J-1 Status

Date: Tuesday, May 08

This webinar is for students who may be subject to disqualification or suspension. Learn about how this may impact your F-1 or J-1 status.  

7:00 – 7:30pm    F-1/J-1 Students and Academic Disqualification or Suspension

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/1970133912564131329

 


Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, May 15

Learn about on-campus and off-campus work authorization for F-1 students. This webinar will include general information about your options to work while you are still a student and after you have graduated from UC San Diego. This webinar is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in F-1 status.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/4161744258245358856

 


Reduced Course Load

Date: Tuesday, May 22

F-1 and J-1 students are required to maintain full-time enrollment (12 units) each academic term however there are a few exceptions to this rule. Learn about eligibility to enroll in less than 12 units for specific academic or medical reasons and learn about the steps you will need to take to receive reduced course load authorization from your college (undergrads) or department (graduates) and ISPO.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Graduate International Students (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/8830826985451913734

 

8:00 – 8:30pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Undergraduate International Students (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/1942195322412955142

 


Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, May 29

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.

7:00 -7:30pm      Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2801184383720334088 

 


Travel and Re-Entry

Date: Tuesday, June 05

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.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Travel & Re-Entry into the U.S. for F-1 and J-1 Students

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4470413457479366146