Current Franklin International Students

Fall Trimester Registration Opens Tomorrow!

We in OISP hope you are enjoying your summer!  The summer is moving fast, though, and Fall Trimester registration is now upon us.  Registration for Fall Trimester classes begins tomorrow!

Know the classes you need to take?  Register online through myFranklin.  Not sure which classes you should take?  Contact your Academic Advisor for suggested courses or an updated Personal Education Plan.  Undergraduate advisors can be reached at; graduate advisors can be reached at, or you can call 1.614.797.4700 to schedule an appointment to speak with your advisor by phone or in person.


Do you have the new I-20?

If your most recent I-20 looks like this:

Old I-20

you will need an updated one for travel, renewing driver’s license, etc.   The new I-20 will look like this:

New I-20

If you do not have an updated I-20, be sure to request an updated one within the next couple of weeks.  You can do so by replying to this blog post or emailing

Interested in learning more about the new I-20?  Check out information at the Study in the States website for students!

Global Issues Coffee Hour – June 14

Are you interested in what is going on in the world, do you care about our neighbors in other countries, are you interested in environmental issues and international relations in general? Would you like to network with your peers and faculty? Then, the Global Issues Interest Group is the perfect opportunity for you!

Every second Tuesday of the month, the Library and OISP will host a Global Issues Coffee Hour.

Come right before class, grab a coffee and discuss a topic in alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

When: June 14, 2016, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Where: Phillips Hall

Topic: Good Health and Well-being, Dr. Mathew

Please RSVP by filling out the following form.

See you at the Coffee Hour!


2 Global Issues Interest Group Flyer

Congratulations, New Graduates!

You made it! You finished your degree, and you are ready to take on the world!

We in OISP are so proud of our graduates – you have committed yourselves to earning a degree far from home, in a different educational system, and often in another language.  You have persisted through all the obstacles that can make earning a foreign degree and being an international student so difficult yet so rewarding.

As you prepare for the next chapter in your life, let us know how you are doing.  Post pictures of your graduation at, join our alumni network at, and prepare for your OPT work experience with the resources at

Thank you for sharing this time of your life with us, and best wishes for your future!

Your friends in the Office of International Students and Programs at Franklin University

Summer Grad Apps Due plus OPT Applications Start

If you are graduating this Summer Trimester, please remember that Graduation Applications must be submitted by Monday, May 16.  See details at  Applying for graduation is mandatory to graduate!

If you are an F-1 student planning to apply for OPT work authorization, applications can begin being submitted to USCIS on Monday, May 16.  Review details and prepare your application packet using information at


F-1 Students: SEVIS Registration Deadline Soon

F-1 Students, please remember that OISP is required to register you in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) every term.  We must indicate whether you are enrolled full-time, eligible for a break term, or otherwise not required to be enrolled full-time, such as on approved medical leave.

OISP will be reviewing enrollment data and registering you in SEVIS if you are enrolled full-time.  If you have been enrolled full-time for two trimesters in a row, you may be eligible for a break or “vacation” term.  Please be sure to email if you are planning to take a break term during Summer Trimester or are having any complications that may prevent you from enrolling full-time as required.  We will be following up with you individually if we notice you are not enrolled and not eligible for a break term.

Thank you in advance to those who have already registered full-time!

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