workshop

Sweetland Center for Writing’s Services for International Students

Monday, August 23, 2021

Description: The Sweetland Center for Writing, a comprehensive writing center, exists to support student writing at all levels and in all forms and modes. This presentation will showcase the services and classes offered by the Sweetland Center for Writing that are especially useful for international students. 

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Sweetland Center for Writing.

OPT 101: Preparing to File for Post-Completion OPT

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Description: International Center staff will provide an overview of the process of preparing to file your post-completion OPT application with USCIS including tips on how to avoid common issues. We'll also share information on maintaining F-1 status during pending and approved OPT. OPT topics related to travel, troubleshooting, OPT reporting, health insurance, and abandoning F-1 OPT will be discussed. This workshop is intended for students that have already completed the OPT Online Workshop and are preparing to mail the OPT application to USCIS.

Michigan Tax Webinar

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Representatives from the Michigan Department of the Treasury will explain the State of Michigan tax form to international students and scholars. This webinar is specifically designed for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars. It will not help permanent residents or U.S. citizens.

Since your Michigan tax form uses information from specific parts of your federal tax form, it is important to prepare your federal tax form before the webinar and have it available so you can follow the webinar.

Travel Signature Sessions

Friday, November 13, 2020

Description: The International Center staff will provide travel signatures for F and J students (and their dependents) who plan to travel internationally or need an updated signature. Students MUST register in advance and only come to the session they are registered for.

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An Introduction to the English Language Institute (ELI) for Graduate and Professional Students

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Description: Anna Eddy from the U-M English Language Institute (ELI) invites you to a Zoom conversation to learn about ELI courses and other resources to support graduate students who speak English as an additional language.

ELI offers credit-bearing academic English courses (free to full-time students) to support you through all stages of your academic career. ELI classes are small, interactive, and provide students with extensive one-on-one feedback.

Academic Small Talk by the English Language Institute (ELI)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Description: Making small talk is one of the most challenging types of speaking to master in a second language. In this workshop, we will explore conversation topics, turn-taking strategies, active listening, and sources for sample conversations. We will consider different varieties of small talk in common graduate student contexts, such as getting to know classmates or seeming friendly and confident at a job interview or as a GSI. Come ready to practice with one another and to identify effective ways to practice on your own.

OPT 101: Preparing to File for Post-Completion OPT

Monday, September 28, 2020
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Description: International Center staff will provide an overview of the process of preparing to file your post-completion OPT application with USCIS including tips on how to avoid common issues. We'll also share information on maintaining F-1 status during pending and approved OPT. OPT topics related to travel, troubleshooting, OPT reporting, health insurance, and abandoning F-1 OPT will be discussed. This workshop is intended for students that have already completed the OPT Online Workshop and are preparing to mail the OPT application to USCIS.

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