Graduation Cookie Pick-Up

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Graduation Cookie

Description: The International Center invites graduating students to stop by the SAB for a cookie pick-up to celebrate graduation! Staff will be handing out cookies from 2-4pm for this grab-and-go event.  Please practice social distancing and wear a mask when you arrive. 

OPT 101: Preparing to File for Post-Completion OPT

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Description: International Center staff will provide an overview of the process of preparing to file your post-completion OPT application with USCIS including tips on how to avoid common issues. We'll also share information on maintaining F-1 status during pending and approved OPT. OPT topics related to travel, troubleshooting, OPT reporting, health insurance, and abandoning F-1 OPT will be discussed. This workshop is intended for students that have already completed the OPT Online Workshop and are preparing to mail the OPT application to USCIS.

Michigan Tax Webinar

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Representatives from the Michigan Department of the Treasury will explain the State of Michigan tax form to international students and scholars. This webinar is specifically designed for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars. It will not help permanent residents or U.S. citizens.

Since your Michigan tax form uses information from specific parts of your federal tax form, it is important to prepare your federal tax form before the webinar and have it available so you can follow the webinar.

Travel Signature Sessions

Friday, November 13, 2020

Description: The International Center staff will provide travel signatures for F and J students (and their dependents) who plan to travel internationally or need an updated signature. Students MUST register in advance and only come to the session they are registered for.

Register Here

Please bring the following documents:

Ask Me!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Ask Me - July & August

Description: Ask Me! is designed to support new international students who will begin their studies at the University of Michigan Fall 2020. During this informal virtual chat, new international students will be able to ask any questions (except immigration related) they may have, share resources, and connect with each other. Each session will be primarily led by our summer orientation peer advisers who are international students.

Immigration Updates and Q&A

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
July 2020 Immigration Updates

Description: Join International Center staff for an open Q&A session regarding immigration concerns for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars.

Registration is encouraged in case there are any changes to technology links. When you register, we also encourage you to ask your questions beforehand so we can best prepare for the Q&A session.

International Student Lunch Conversation

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Description: International Student Lunch Conversation is a casual time and space for international students to virtually connect with each other and talk about life as an international student in the U.S. and at U-M.

We will inform you of the current services that the IC and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are offering, share resources for your mental health, and more, but you are also open to bring your own topics of conversation.  Don’t forget to bring your lunch!


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