International Students: Workshops & Webinars

Academic Workshops

Employment Workshops

OPT Information Sessions

  • When: Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4pm
  • 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 an interactive presentation with the OPT webpage and OPT guides. This is also 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.

International Weekly Webinar Series (IWWS) - Employment

Please check this quarter's IWWS schedule below for employment-focused webinars.

Employment Visa Options After Graduation Webinar

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 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.

FALL 2018

 

Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, October 2

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.

12:00 – 12:30pm    Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/5109469411194561793 

 


Overview: Employment Authorization for J-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, October 9

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.

12:00 – 12:30pm    Overview: Employment Authorization for J-1 Students

View recording here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7532546747301136643 

 


Optional Practical Training for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, October 16

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.

12:00 – 12:30pm    Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/5555404939296477960

 


Reduced Course Load

Date: Tuesday, October 23

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.

12:00 – 12:30pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Graduate International Students (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/928727079979156225

12:30pm – 1:00pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Undergraduate International Students (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/4704563259459969032

 


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

Date: Tuesday, October 30

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/2437145982768122374

 


Study Abroad for International Students, Co-Presented with Study Abroad

Date: Tuesday, November 6

This webinar is co-presented by ISPO and Study Abroad for international students to learn the basics of studying abroad and its impact on their F-1 or J-1 student visa.

12:00 – 12:45pm    F-1/J-1 Students and Academic Disqualification or Suspension

View recording here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/7856405699766725122

 


Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, November 13

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.

12:00 – 12:30pm    Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5539985387167724291

 


Optional Practical Training for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, November 20

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.

12:00 – 12:30pm    Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/212707514569806083

 


Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, November 27

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

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1463948448444016899

 


Travel and Re-Entry

Date: Tuesday, December 4

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/509640525255376899