Current Franklin International Students

Global Issues Interest Group – Coffee Hour

Hello, International Students,

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: May 10, 2016, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Where: Phillips Hall

Topic: Quality Education, Dr. Christopher Washington

See you at the Coffee Hour!


Global Issues Interest Group Flyer


Welcome to Summer Trimester!

Taking classes in summer is an exciting time for new students to start, and it can be an invigorating time for current students to make progress on their degree programs.

Whether trying new foods at local farmers’ markets, catching some sun at our Metro Parks, or taking a weekend to enjoy the Hocking Hills or Lake Erie regions, there is much to enjoy about summer in Ohio!

How will you be spending your summer?  Watch for fun opportunities and share pictures of your summer in Columbus at

International Coffee Hour: On Campus Employment

Hello, international students,

Do you want to find out more about On-Campus Employment? Come to our coffee hour and meet Leah Neidhart, Director of Recruiting who will talk to you about on-campus opportunities, the types of positions available at Franklin and the application process. She could also give you tips for resume writing.

When:        Wednesday, April 27 from 4-5pm
Where:       Phillips Hall, room 121

We would also like to remind you that Bridget is about to go on maternity leave and she will be out for several months. Take this opportunity to get to know the OISP team who will work with you during Bridget’s absence.

Please confirm your attendance at to make sure we’ll have enough coffee! :-)

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Summer Trimester Starts Next Week

Winter is Coming

If you are a fan of the Game of Thrones books or TV series, you have heard, “Winter is Coming.”  But here at Franklin, it’s our Summer that is coming!

Summer Trimester begins April 25.  Many classes begin next week, including most courses in accounting, math, and computer science.  If you are planning to enroll in classes this summer, check out the course schedule at   Register online through myFranklin or by contacting your Academic Advisor before the courses begin.

Graduating at the end of Summer? Prepare for OPT!

Students who will be graduating at the end of the Summer Trimester – congratulations!  If you are an F-1 student, use the time before Summer Trimester starts to prepare to apply for OPT.  Review OISP’s new “Learn How to Navigate OPT” materials and activities at  Be sure to complete Module 1 as soon as possible and Module 2 before your Summer Trimester classes get too busy!

Good luck!

Did you take a break term in Winter? Register for Summer Trimester before it starts!

Hello, international students!

On a cold spring day in Columbus, it’s hard to believe that our Summer Trimester is a couple of weeks away.  The first classes begin April 25, and many more begin May 16.

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 a 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.

Remember, F-1 students must register for classes so that OISP can update SEVIS at the beginning of the term.  If you took your annual break term over Winter Trimester, you will need to be enrolled full-time for Summer Trimester.

Enjoy the sunshine!

International Student Orientations Coming Up!

Two International Student Orientations are coming up for our students who will be new to Franklin this summer.  The first orientation will be on Thursday, April 14 and the second will be on Thursday, May 5.  If you are interested in joining OISP in welcoming the students, please reply to this post/email and let us know!  New students are often looking for housing, so if you are in need of a roommate this might be a great chance to find one!

New OPT Resource

Information for F-1 students: OISP has developed a new resource to guide you through OPT processes.  Whether you are considering OPT in the near future or will be ending your OPT soon, information and activities that may be helpful to you are available through the “Learn How to Navigate OPT” resource on our blog.  Enjoy exploring this resource!

Learn How to Navigate OPT





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