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 Winter 2019 OPT  Stage 1 Information Sessions here:

  •  OPT Stage 1 Information Session Webinar - Register Here for a date below
    • January 8, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • January 22, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • February 5, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • February 19, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • March 5, 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 Winter 2019 OPT Information Sessions here:

  • OPT Stage 2 Information Sessions - Student Center B Large Conference Room
  • Register Here for a date below 
    • January 15, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • January 29, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • February 12, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • February 26, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • March 12, 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 Winter 2019 OPT Information Sessions here:

  • OPT Stage 3 Information Session Webinar - Register Here for a date below
    • January 29, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
    • February 26, 2019 (12pm-1pm)
  • You can also view a recorded session here:

Pre-Arrival Webinars

Fall 2019 Pre-Arrival Webinars Coming Soon

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.

Winter 2019

 

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

Date: Tuesday, January 8

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

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/839849158763408651

 


Overview: On Campus Employment for F-1 and J-1 Students, Co-Presented with Career Center

Date: Tuesday, January 15

Learn about on-campus work authorization for F-1 and J-1 students. This webinar is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in F-1 or J-1 status and is co-presented with the Career Center.

12:00 – 12:30pm    Overview: On Campus Employment for F-1 and J-1 Students, Co-Presented with Career Center

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/5905563110872987137

 


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

Date: Tuesday, January 22

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

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/839849158763408651

 


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

Date: Tuesday, January 29

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

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2738317612792481539

 


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

Date: Tuesday, February 5

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

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/585680552910080001

 


Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, February 12

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      Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/742930508083999750

 


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

Date: Tuesday, February 19

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

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/585680552910080001

 


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

Date: Tuesday, February 26

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

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/9158679367307482881

 


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

Date: Tuesday, March 5

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

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/585680552910080001

 


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    Travel & Re-Entry into the U.S. for F-1 and J-1 Students

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7776013808848162818