Current Franklin International Students

Come to our monthly coffee hour tomorrow!

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!

Winter 2016 Grads: Grace Period Ending Soon

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!

Fall registration for current students begins on July 5

Good morning!

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 advising@franklin.edu; graduate advisors can be reached at graduate.advising@franklin.edu, 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 oisp@franklin.edu.

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!

OISP

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 https://www.facebook.com/FranklinUniversityOISP/, join our alumni network at http://alumni.franklin.edu/, and prepare for your OPT work experience with the resources at http://engage.franklin.edu/oisp/current-student/opt/learn-how-to-navigate-opt/module-3-what-do-i-do-once-ive-applied-for-opt/.

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

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