An international student is looking for a room mate. He has a very nice apartment (Woodlands Apartments) with two beds and two baths. The rent will be 400 + electricity. Please contact us if you are interested.
Franklin adjunct faculty member Morris Schottenstein is looking for a native Spanish-speaker to tutor him one hour per week. If you are interested, please contact Professor Schottenstein directly at email@example.com.
Don’t forget! Monday, August 8 through Sunday, August 14 is the official break between Summer and Fall Trimesters.
Enjoy the quiet time between the trimesters, or make use of the time to prepare for fall. Remember that some offices at the university, such as the Student Learning Center or Franklin University Nationwide Library, may have modified hours over the break. Be sure to check the Franklin University website for break week hours.
Looking for ways to spend your week in Columbus? Check out local events at http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/events/, like the Dublin Irish Festival and Columbus’ India Festival this weekend. Let us know how you’re spending your time at https://www.facebook.com/FranklinUniversityOISP/.
This is a quick reminder to alumni currently on OPT with a 17-month STEM extension. Monday, August 8 is the last day to submit an application to USCIS to extend your 17-month extension to 24 months. To be eligible for the additional 7 months, you must:
- have a STEM degree (such as from Franklin’s Computer Science or Information Technology programs)
- be approved for the 17-month extension
- have at least 150 days remaining on your current EAD card (If your OPT EAD card expires before January 2017, you are not eligible for the extension.)
- work for an employer that is enrolled in USCIS’ E-Verify employment eligibility verification program
- work more than 20 hours per week for the eVerify employer
- have an I-983 training plan signed by your employer
If you are eligible, act quickly to apply! Application instructions are at http://engage.franklin.edu/oisp/files/2016/03/Module-4-STEM-Extension-24rjrwo.pdf.
Our monthly coffee hour on Global Issues is taking place tomorrow from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Come to the Library and hear Dr. Mathew talk about Good Health and Well-Being. Please RSVP at https://form.jotform.com/61086524903960. See you tomorrow!
A quick reminder to F-1 students: your grace period to remain in the country normally ends 60 days after your graduation. For our F-1 students who graduated in May at the end of Winter Trimester, this would be July 21.
The US government has established this time for you to make arrangements to depart the country while in legal status or to finalize other ways to remain in the country in legal status, such as applying for OPT work authorization, gaining admission to another education program, or changing immigration status.
Check out the information at http://engage.franklin.edu/oisp/files/2016/03/Module-4-OPT-Ending-Resources-27fy6d0.pdf; while geared toward students completing OPT, much of the information may be relevant if you are not pursuing OPT at this time.
If you have any questions about your grace period, please contact OISP before the end of your grace period!
There are a few job openings for F1 students! Find out more at http://www.franklin.edu/news-community/careers-at-franklin/search-positions. International students can apply online or contact Elena Mihailovska, HR Student Recruiting Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a friendly reminder: Fall Registration for new students begins today, Fall registration for current students begins July 5.
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 email@example.com; graduate advisors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call 1.614.797.4700 to schedule an appointment to speak with your advisor by phone or in person.
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 for new students begins tomorrow!
Please contact OISP to be registered. You can call 1.614.797.4700 to schedule an appointment to speak with OISP by phone or in person.
Looking for some information in regards to break terms, work authorization, traveling requirements or how to maintain your status? Check out our blog at http://engage.franklin.edu/oisp to see if you can find your answers. There have been a few changes!