ISSS Workshops and Events
Optional Practical Training Workshops
Curricular Practical Training Workshop
J-1 Student Employment Options Workshop
J-1 students interested in learning more about On-Campus Employment and Academic Training work authorization are encouraged to attend this workshop. Sign-up on the UCSC Events Manager website to attend the Fall workshops being offered on 10/25/2013 and 11/14/2013.
Beyond the F-1 and J-1: Work Visas and Permanent Residence After Graduation
This workshop offers a general overview of different opportunities beyond your F-1 or J-1 status, with focuses on H-1B status and Permanent Residence (Green Card).
The 2014 workshop will be held on campus, location and time TBA.
The California Franchise Tax Board provides an annual workshop on filing California state taxes. The 2014 workshop will be held on campus, location and time TBA.
Open to new undergraduate international students. The UCSC Career Center, the ISSS Advising Team and the UCSC Undergraduate Research Advisor will co-present and cover topics such as off and on campus employment opportunities and U.S. student visa regulations, career preparation, job search strategies and how you can get involved with research opportunities here at UCSC.
MONDAY, September 23, 2013 | 4:30PM - 5:30PM | Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room, Bay Tree Conference Center
Understanding the U.S. Culture
Open to all international students! This session will provide an introduction to the U.S. & UCSC Culture: idioms and expressions; social behaviors; popular places to go to, etc. It will also introduce the concept of Culture Shock. This event is OPTIONAL, but strongly recommended.
TUESDAY, September 24, 2013 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM | College Nine Namaste Lounge, International Living Center (ILC)
Laws in the U.S. & Safety Awareness on Campus, and in the Community
Join us as we learn more about on and off campus safety precautions, U.S. laws, and the do’s and don’ts. There will be time for Q&A as well, so come with questions! This event is OPTIONAL, but strongly recommended
WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2013 | 4:00PM – 5:30PM | Classroom Unit 1
Welcome Barbecue for New International Students
Come for a great night of fun and food! Experience what an American BBQ is all about. Please let us know you are coming by submitting an online RSVP.
WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2013 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM | International Living Center (ILC) Quad, College Nine
The UCSC Career Center and the ISSS Advising Team will co-present and cover topics such as off and on campus employment opportunities and U.S. student visa regulations, career preparation, job search strategies, and other topics specific to international graduate students.
MONDAY, September 30, 2013 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM | Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room, Bay Tree Conference Center
Coping with Culture Shock
Join fellow international students, the ISSS Student Advisors, and the ILC staff as we explore and discuss the “culture shock” experience together.
This event is OPTIONAL, but strongly recommended.
TUESDAY, October 8, 2013 | 6:00PM – 7:30PM | College 9 & 10 Community Room, International Living Center (ILC)
International Scholar & Family Gathering
The International Scholar & Family Gathering provides opportunities for J-1, H-1B, TN, O-1, and E-3 scholars and their dependents to network, share cultural experiences, establish friendships and build a supportive social community. The evening will include a light dinner in a casual setting. Date, time, and location for the next gathering TBA.
International Scholar & Family Picnic
The International Scholar & Family Picnic is a day filled with fun activities for both children and adults, including a barbecue lunch. Date, time, and location for 2014 picnic TBA.
ISSS invites all scholars and their families for a night of fun on the lanes. As long as you are one of the first 25 guests to register for the event, there is no cost to bowl. Light refreshments will be served! Date, time, and location TBA.
Please refer to our Calendar for upcoming event dates.
New International Student Events
International Scholar Events
The International Education Office is dedicated to making our events accessible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request disability accommodations to any of our events.