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Upcoming ISO Events

The International Services Office (ISO) hosts educational and social events for international student and scholars. Below is a list of current events.

For presentation materials from past events, see our Event Archives page.


F-1 Employment Workshop Series - Spring 2020

ISO will be hosting several workshops related to F-1 employment authorization during the Spring 2020 semester. These workshops can be a useful tool to get a sense of the timing and procedures required for various employment activities you may be interested in pursuing.

Topic: Work After Graduation and F-1 OPT Application Procedures
Description: This workshop provides a detailed overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT)—what it is, how to apply for it, and how to use it. This workshop covers topics such as employment and unemployment during post-completion OPT, travel on OPT, the STEM OPT extension, and transitions to H-1B. Students can apply for post-completion OPT up to 90 days (~3 months) before their program end date, so if you will be graduating this semester, now is the time to begin thinking about this process!

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 | Recording & Slides
Time: 1:00 – 2:30PM
Location: Gleason 318/418, Simon School of Business, River Campus


Topic: F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Procedures* (Updated 3/19)
Description: This workshop provides an overview of Curricular Practical Training (CPT), including eligibility criteria and application procedures. This workshop will be of interest to currently enrolled students who are hoping to work off-campus in the United States during their degree program.

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020 | Recording
Time: 11:00AM – 12:30PM Eastern time 


Topic: STEM OPT - Eligibility Requirements & Timeline
Description: This workshop provides an overview of eligibility for the STEM OPT extension and is geared toward students who are currently enrolled in STEM-designated academic programs AND students who are currently on OPT who may plan to apply for STEM OPT in the future. This workshop covers STEM eligibility requirements and application timelines to be aware of.

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020 | Recording 
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Location: Dewey 1-101, River Campus


Topic: Life after F-1: Future Employment and Immigration Options
Description: This workshop will be hosted by an immigration attorney and covers immigration options that may be available to students following their time on F-1 status.

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Recording & Slides
Time: 12:00 – 1:30PM
Location: Morey 321, River Campus


Nonresident Alien Tax Webinars - Spring 2020

To assist UR's international student & scholar populations, ISO will be hosting a series of tax webinars to review nonresident alien tax preparation and filing requirements. These events will held online and accessible remotely via a Zoom webinar meeting. A recording of our March 4, 2020 webinar is available on our Events Archive. For more information, please see our Tax Resources page.


Rochester Global Connections (RGC)

RGC events allow international students to engage with the local community and one another through cultural activities. Past events have included picnics, square dancing, and traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

View RGC’s upcoming events. Please note that RGC is not affiliated with the University.