Find information about ISS virtual information sessions for students and members of the UB community.
This session explains how you are responsible for following US immigration regulations to maintain your visa status. All newly arrived international students, students changing their status to F-1, students who failed to maintain their F-1 status, and those returning to UB after being away for one year or more must watch an Immigration Session.
F-1 students who are interested in working off campus to fulfill internship requirements in their major field of study should attend this session to learn about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) eligibility requirements and the CPT application process. Registration is required to recieve information about joining a session.
Are you an F-1 student who is planning to work off-campus after finishing your degree requirements? Optional Practical Training (OPT) authorization is required for F-1 students to work in the U.S. after graduation/completion of their degree program requirements. Attend this information session to learn about OPT eligibility requirements and the application process. Registration is required to recieve information about joining a session.
Have you got a quick question about applying for OPT that you need answered fast? Join us for OPT Group Advising from 2:00- 3:00 pm EST, Friday February 19, March 5 (starts at 3:00 pm instead of 2:00 pm), March 12, & March 26.
Session Focus: Applying for OPT!
Where: Zoom (details provided upon registration)
How it works:
No appointment, no queuing, no email.
Get details on OPT drop-in advising here.
|Thursday, April 8||12:00-1:30 pm||Zoom||Click here|
What options are available to allow you to live and work in the U.S. after completion of OPT? How do you decide which works for you? Attend this information session to learn about non-immigrant and immigrant visa options. Registration is required to recieve information about joining the session.
|Friday, March 26||12:00-1:30 pm||Zoom||Click here|
Attend this information session to learn what to do if you are currently on a leave of absence and plan to return to UB in the near future. Registration is required to recieve information about joining the session.
|Thursday, February 18||9:00-10:30 am||Zoom||Click here|
Join ISS for a discussion of the current hot topics impacting international students. Information relevant for semester planning, international travel, off campus work authorizations, important reminders and resources will be provided
ISS advisors will be available to answer your questions via chat.
Get answers to the most common questions about how the COVID pandemic is impacting off-campus work authorizations.
Are you a J-1 student interested in working on campus or off-campus in your field of study? This session will explore two work authorization options for J-1 students, on-campus employment and Academic Training.
This session is only for J-1 students who have a DS-2019 issued by UB.