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Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - West


West campus - University Center Building, room 261
Thursday, September 26 from 2 to 3 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Coffee and Conversation Hour


Student Services Building Amphitheater
Every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m.

Domestic and international students gather to chat and build cross-cultural connections over coffee, snacks and games. 

This week's theme to be announced soon!

Every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the sitting area outside the SSV Amphitheater (near the ISSC).


Let's Chat Series - Navigating U.S. Health Systems


Tempe - Student Services Building Ampitheater
Friday, September 27 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Let's face it.  Trying to navigate the U.S. health system can be confusing.  Even more so if you are not feeling well.  Come learn your way around the U.S. health system before you find yourself needing it.


Curricular Practical Training Workshop - Polytechnic


Administration Building
Thursday, September 30 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Now conveniently at the Polytechnic campus, the ISSC Curricular Practical Training Workshop will assist students who will be participating in an internship course in understanding the eligibility requirements and application process of obtaining employment authorization while on an F-1 student visa. 


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Polytechnic


Polytechnic - Administration Building, room 140
Monday, September 30 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Tempe


Student Services Building Ampatheater
Tuesday, October 1 from 2 to 3 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Polytechnic


Polytechnic - Administration Building, room 140
Tuesday, October 1 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Curricular Practical Training Workshop - Downtown


Downtown Phoenix campus - University Center Building, room 130
Wednesday, October 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Now conveniently offered at the Downtown Phoenix campus, the ISSC Curricular Practical Training Workshop will assist students who will be participating in an internship course in understanding the eligibility requirements and application process of obtaining employment authorization while on an F-1 student visa. 


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Downtown


Downtown - University Center Building, room 130
Wednesday, October 2 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Coffee and Conversation Hour - Polytechnic


outdoor patio/Backus Mall
Thursday, October 3 from 11:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m.

The ISSC invites you to stop by our International Coffee and Conversation Hour. Domestic and international students gather to chat and build cross-cultural connections over coffee. If you don’t drink coffee, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered – there will be plenty of other snacks and beverages to enjoy!

 


Navigating U.S. Culture - Being Politically Correct


Memorial Union 224 Gila - Tempe campus
Thursday, October 3 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Navigating U.S. Culture: Lunch n' Learn Series offers students a chance to learn about specific issues they will encounter and see in U.S. culture and society.  These workshops are open to all students and will include free lunch.


Let's Chat Series - Working in Groups


Tempe - Student Services Building Ampitheater
Friday, October 4 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Let's Chat Series gives students a chance to make new friends, develop their communication skills and learn in a fun, new way.  Today's topic is Working in Groups.  In the U.S. many of your instructors will assign group work.  Find out how to make your group work a success.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Downtown


Downtown - University Center Building, room 130
Tuesday, October 8 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Let's Chat Series - Visiting Scholar Consultation


Tempe Student Services Building 170
Wednesday, October 9 from 12 to 2pm

Visiting scholars can participate in a private session, in which they will work with a language consultant in 30-minute blocks to focus on specific language strategies and fluency support, including pronunciation, enunciation, and grammar.


Curricular Practical Training Workshop - Tempe


Student Services Building Amphitheater - Tempe
Wednesday, October 9 from 2 to 3 pm

Attending an ISSC Curricular Practical Training Workshop will assist students in understanding the eligibility requirements and application process of obtaining employment authorization while on an F-1 student visa. 


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - West


West campus - University Center Building, room 261
Wednesday, October 9 from 2 to 3 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Curricular Practical Training Workshop - West


West campus - University Center Building, room 261
Wednesday, October 9 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Now conveniently offered at the West campus, the ISSC Curricular Practical Training Workshop will assist students who will be participating in an internship course in understanding the eligibility requirements and application process of obtaining employment authorization while on an F-1 student visa. 


Let's Chat Series - English Pronounciation


Tempe - Student Services Building Ampitheater
Thursday, October 10 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Would you like to improve your English pronunciations? Are you not sure how some words are pronounced in the U.S?  Join us for the English Pronunciation workshop and get your questions clarified regarding any particular English pronunciation!

 


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Polytechnic


Polytechnic - Administration Building, room 140
Thursday, October 10 from 2 to 3 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Tempe


Student Services Building Ampatheater
Thursday, October 10 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Let's Chat Series - Visiting Scholar Consultation


Tempe Student Services Building 170
Wednesday, October 16 from 12 to 2pm

Visiting scholars can participate in a private session, in which they will work with a language consultant in 30-minute blocks to focus on specific language strategies and fluency support, including pronunciation, enunciation, and grammar.


Let's Chat Series - Presentation Skills


Tempe - Student Services Building Ampitheater
Thursday, October 17 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Have you ever been wowed by a presenter?  This Let's Chat Series will teach you how to prepare a presentation that will engage your audience.


Beyond OPT Workshop

H-1B and more
Student Service Building Amphitheater - Tempe
Friday, October 18 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Led by local attorneys, these workshops are designed to provide students with information about H-1B, pathways to permanent residency and other visa options beyond Optional Practical Training. 


Let's Chat Series - Having Conversations with American Peers: Pop Culture


Tempe - Student Services Building Ampitheater
Friday, October 25 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Let's Chat Series gives students a chance to make new friends, develop their communication skills and learn in a fun, new way.  Today's topic is Having Conversations with American Peers.  Do you struggle to have informal conversations with your American peers?  Come to the Let's Chat Series today to learn how to use pop culture as a catalyst to conversation.


Coffee and Conversation - Polytechnic


outdoor patio/Backus Mall
Thursday, October 31 from 11:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m.

The ISSC invites you to stop by our International Coffee and Conversation Hour. Domestic and international students gather to chat and build cross-cultural connections over coffee. If you don’t drink coffee, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered – there will be plenty of other snacks and beverages to enjoy!

 


Let's Chat Series - Classroom Discussions


Tempe - Student Services Building Ampitheater
Thursday, October 31 from 2 to 3 p.m.

An ASU classroom is filled of opportunities to participate in class discussions.  Learn some ways to feel confident in participating in these discussions to increase your participation points!


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Tempe


Student Services Building Ampatheater
Friday, November 1 from 2 to 3 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Curricular Practical Training Workshop - Downtown


Downtown Phoenix campus - University Center Building, room 130
Wednesday, November 6 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Now conveniently offered at the Downtown Phoenix campus, the ISSC Curricular Practical Training Workshop will assist students who will be participating in an internship course in understanding the eligibility requirements and application process of obtaining employment authorization while on an F-1 student visa. 


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Downtown


Downtown - University Center Building, room 130
Wednesday, November 6 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Navigating U.S. Culture - What is Free Speech?


Memorial Union 224 Gila - Tempe campus
Thursday, November 7 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Navigating U.S. Culture: Lunch n' Learn Series offers students a chance to learn about specific issues they will encounter and see in U.S. culture and society.  These workshops are open to all students and will include free lunch.


Let's Chat Series - Visiting Scholar Consultation


Tempe Student Services Building 170
Thursday, November 7 from 12 to 2pm

Visiting scholars can participate in a private session, in which they will work with a language consultant in 30-minute blocks to focus on specific language strategies and fluency support, including pronunciation, enunciation, and grammar.


Curricular Practical Training Workshop - Polytechnic


Administration Building
Thursday, November 7 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Now conveniently at the Polytechnic campus, the ISSC Curricular Practical Training Workshop will assist students who will be participating in an internship course in understanding the eligibility requirements and application process of obtaining employment authorization while on an F-1 student visa. 


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Polytechnic


Polytechnic - Administration Building, room 140
Thursday, November 7 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - West


West campus - University Center Building, room 261
Friday, November 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Curricular Practical Training Workshop - West


West campus - University Center Building, room 261
Friday, November 8 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Now conveniently offered at the West campus, the ISSC Curricular Practical Training Workshop will assist students who will be participating in an internship course in understanding the eligibility requirements and application process of obtaining employment authorization while on an F-1 student visa. 


Let's Chat Series - Interviewing Skills


Tempe - Student Services Building Ampitheater
Friday, November 8 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Do you need to prepare for a job or internship interview?  Have questions about how to answer a particular question in an interview? Come to this workshop to learn some tricks and tips that will help you prepare for ANY interview in the U.S.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Polytechnic


Polytechnic - Administration Building, room 140
Tuesday, November 12 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Let's Chat Series - Visiting Scholar Consultation


Tempe Student Services Building 170
Wednesday, November 13 from 12 to 2pm

Visiting scholars can participate in a private session, in which they will work with a language consultant in 30-minute blocks to focus on specific language strategies and fluency support, including pronunciation, enunciation, and grammar.


Coffee and Conversation - Polytechnic


outdoor patio/Backus Mall
Thursday, November 14 from 11:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m.

The ISSC invites you to stop by our International Coffee and Conversation Hour. Domestic and international students gather to chat and build cross-cultural connections over coffee. If you don’t drink coffee, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered – there will be plenty of other snacks and beverages to enjoy!

 


Let's Chat Series - Humor and Sarcasm


Student Service Building Amphitheater - Tempe
Thursday, November 14 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Have you ever been in a conversation with a group of people when everyone laughs, but you are unsure why? American humor and sarcasm can be confusing at times. This workshop will explain how normal phrases can be said sarcastically for a different meaning.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Tempe


Student Services Building Ampatheater
Thursday, November 14 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Curricular Practical Training Workshop - Tempe


Student Services Building Amphitheater - Tempe
Friday, November 15 from 2 to 3 pm

Attending an ISSC Curricular Practical Training Workshop will assist students in understanding the eligibility requirements and application process of obtaining employment authorization while on an F-1 student visa. 


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - West


West campus - University Center Building, room 261
Wednesday, November 20 from 2 to 3 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop - Downtown


Downtown - University Center Building, room 130
Thursday, November 21 from 3 to 4 p.m.

OPT is an employment authorization benefit for F-1 students to gain practical experience in their field of study by working off campus for a total of 12 months.


Let's Chat Series - Slang & Idioms 2


Tempe - Student Services Building Ampitheater
Friday, November 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Have you heard phrases that simply don’t make sense to you?  Slang and idioms are an important part of American language skills.  Come learn some common slang terms!