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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

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Michigan Tax Webinar

Description: Representatives from the Michigan Department of 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.

Ask Me!

Friday, August 6, 2021
Ask Me Summer 2021

Description: “Ask Me!” Q&A sessions are informal peer-led virtual question-and-answer sessions in which new international students can ask our Summer Orientation Peer Advisors questions and connect with other new students. 

Please note that because this event is led by student staff, we are unable to answer immigration related questions.

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.

Virtual International Student Lunch Conversation

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
International Student Lunch Conversation

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.  Feel free to eat your lunch during this event!

OPT 101: Preparing to File for Post-Completion OPT

Monday, September 28, 2020
OPT 101 Flyer

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.

March Birthday Brunch: Donut and Coffee Pick-Up

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
March Birthday Brunch

Description: Happy Birthday to international students and scholars with birthdays during the month of March!

Students and scholars with Birthdays during the month of March are invited to stop by the International Center to pick up a donut and coffee during our monthly “Birthday Brunch.” This is a grab-and-go event.

Register: So that we know how many treats to get, please register here if you plan to stop by!

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