September 2016 – J-1 Student Intern & Scholar Newsletter


scamalert Fall 2016 Scam Alert
Unfortunately reports of scams targeting international visitors in the U.S. have been on the rise recently. In these scams, the caller typically claims to be from USCIS or another government agency, and threatens arrest or deportation if fees are not paid immediately. These calls are completely false.
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OIS Programs for J-1 Student Interns & Scholars
OIS encourages J-1 student interns and scholars, as well as their dependents, to participate in the variety of OIS programs offered. In the Breaking Bread program, international students, scholars, and their dependents are matched with a local family to share one meal in their home. Are you looking for ways to give back to the community? Sign up for ISSERV and participate in a service project.  Another great opportunity to get involved in the community is Culture Corps, where international students and scholars share information about their home countries with community members. Follow the links to learn more and apply for the programs, or email for more information.
Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall Architectural detail of Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall J-1 Health Insurance Requirements
All J-1 students, scholars, and student interns, and their accompanying J-2 dependents, are required by immigration regulations to maintain certain minimum levels of health insurance coverage for the duration of their program dates as noted on their DS-2019 immigration form. Read More»
Fall 2016 – OIS Special Events
Aside from ongoing OIS Programs, the fall is always a busy semester for OIS programming staff with International Education Month in November as well as special events including OIS Fall Fest, the America Through Our Eyes Photo Contest, and other programming events. Scholars are encouraged to participate in these special events and programs. Read More»
  OIS Staff Spotlight
Meet the OIS Graduate Assistants and Cross-Cultural Programs intern – important members of the OIS team! Read More»
Downtown Raleigh at night. Photo by Becky Kirkland. Basics of Budgeting – Wednesday, September 12th from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Welcome representatives from BB&T to talk about the basics of setting up a personal budget, and talk about how banking/finance practices differ around the world.  The session will be held in Room 3285 in the Talley Student Union from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Register here.