September 2016 International Student Newsletter


Are You Maintaining your F-1 or J-1 Enrollment Requirements?
Are you thinking about making any adjustments to your class schedule?  If so, it is very important that you speak with OIS advisor before making any changes to be sure you maintain your F-1 or J-1 status.  Read More»
scamalert Fall 2016 Scam Alert
Unfortunately reports of scams targeting international and domestic students have been on the rise recently. In these scams, the caller 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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IFP (1) Fall 2016 – Cultural Crossroads
Join international and American students for casual discussions about academic and social life at NC State. Cultural Crossroads is held every Wednesday, from 4-5 p.m. in 104 University College Commons. Sign up for Cultural Crossroads, grab a friend a friend, and come and enjoy the conversation and light refreshments!  Read More»
Health Insurance Reminder
Maintaining adequate health insurance is a wise decision, but did you know it is also required under university policy?  For international students and scholars it is also an immigration requirement and failure to maintain insurance could negatively affect your immigration status.  Read More»
University Recreation: Women’s Only Class and Intramural Sports
University Recreation offers several programs to keep students healthy and active. It’s nice to take a break from studying every once in a while, right? A Women’s Only Zumba/Cardio Dance group fitness class will be held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month this fall. You can also find Cricket, Soccer, and more on the Intramural Sports webpage. Sign up on NC State’s IMLeagues page.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
OIS and the Career Development Center are still accepting Fall 2016 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) applications. The deadline to submit a Fall 2016 part-time CPT application is Wednesday, October 5th.
The deadline to submit a Fall 2016 full-time CPT application has already passed.   Read More»
Biomedical engineering PH.D. graduate student Vindhya Kunduru in a biomedical engineering lab at EBIII. When Vindhya Kunduru moved to Raleigh, she had no idea she was going to become an expert on Salmonella, bacterial infections and chickens. Now she's hoping to build a career on them. PHoto by Marc Hall

Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Students who plan to complete their degree program in the fall semester are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), a period of work authorization for which F-1 students may apply in order to gain experience in their field by working in the US.  Read More»
  OIS Staff Spotlight
Meet the OIS Graduate Assistants and Cross-Cultural Programs intern – important members of the OIS team! Read More»