Spring 2018 Events
Tuesday, April 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering, Room 189
Did you know that international students who were in the U.S. in the past fiscal year (January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017) are required to file tax forms? To assist you with this process, the ISSS office will host a FREE Tax Filing Information Workshop in April. Come to this information session to learn which federal and state forms you must complete depending on your circumstances. Space is limited! Please register here.
Monday, April 16
International Coffee Hour
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union 3B
This week's theme is international bingo. Come enjoy great company and conversation! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and around the world in a casual and comfortable environment. Free food, coffee and prizes will be provided. All students welcome. No registration is necessary. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and Counseling and Psychological Services and International Gateways.
Find us on Instagram @sjsucoffeehour
Tuesday, April 17
Global Discovery Day & Study Abroad Fair
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Tommie Smith/John Carlos Lawn
Join the campus at Global Discovery Day! Come to discover opportunities across campus that will help you develop skills needed to thrive in a global society. You will learn how you too can study abroad and find opportunities to get engaged in the world without leaving the U.S. or, even, San Jose. Free food and giveaways! Come explore and find your adventure! This event is sponsored by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
Navigating the International Student Internship Process: A Guide for Faculty and Staff
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union 4A
Join this informal lunch discussion for faculty and staff to learn about the steps international students need to take to do an off-campus internship. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/2FmcwDn by 04/10/2018. This event is open only to faculty and staff. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and the Career Center.
International House Coffee Night
8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Location: International House (360 South 11th St, San Jose, CA 95112)
Open to all SJSU Students, Coffee Nights at the SJSU International House provide an opportunity for students to mingle and make new friends. A new theme, snacks and activities are provided each week. Find us on Facebook to learn more. This event is sponsored by the International House.
Wednesday, April 18
Say What?! American Idioms for International Students
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Industrial Studies, Room 113
Join us for a fun and interactive session where we will explain the meaning/origins of some of the most commonly used American idioms and in which context to use them. Come ready to share and learn some international idioms as well. FREE pizza will be provided! Open to all SJSU students. This event is sponsored by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and International Gateways.
Space is limited. Please register here.
Immigration Attorney H1-B Presentation
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union, 3A
Learn about the H1-B application process and an overview of other employment based visas. This information will be presented by immigration attorney, Nadia Yakoob. This event is sponsored by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
Space is limited. Please register here
Thursday, April 19
International Student Advising for Faculty and Staff
Time: 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
Location: Clark Hall, Room 412
What does SEVIS mean? What is a Form I-20? What is the difference between visa and visa status? Can international students work? Can they study part-time? Join this session to learn about the federal regulations and institutional policies international students are required to comply with while attending SJSU in order to maintain their F-1 immigration status. We will go through key immigration terms, important documents, how certain academic situations can impact F-1 student status, and the consequences violations of F-1 status have on both our students and our institution. This event is sponsored by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
Open to all SJSU faculty and staff. Please register here.
Jumpstart your Career in Business
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union, Room 4A
Listen to current international students and alumni talk about how they landed their internship or job in the U.S. Panelists will share their job search strategies and experience getting work authorization. Open to all SJSU students. Light refreshments provided. event registration This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and the Career Center.
Dublin San Jose Sister Cities Flag Raising Ceremony & SJSU International Student Scholarship Recognition
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: San Jose City Hall
This joint event with the Dublin San Jose Sister Cities organization will recognize outstanding members of our community including SJSU student scholars, SJSU International Educator, and the Spirit of Ireland honoree.
Friday, April 20
International Quiz & Scavenger Hunt
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: International House- 360 S 11th St, San Jose, CA 95112
Did you know M&M's actually stands for "Mars & Murrie's," the last names of the candy's founders? Or that Atacama is the name of the extremely dry desert in northern Chile where no rain has been recorded to date? Join us for some fun filled trivia facts from around the globe! Come alone, or with a team of up to eight. Get the chance to explore a bit more of San Jose. This event is sponsored by the International House.
International Coffee Hour
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union, Room 3B
Come enjoy great company and conversation! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and around the world in a casual and comfortable environment. Free food and coffee will be provided. All students welcome. No registration is necessary. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and Counseling and Psychological Services.
Find us on Instagram:@sjsucoffeehour
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F-1 Employment Workshops
Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Every Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union, Room Varies (see website calendar)
Join our International Student Advisors as they discuss different forms of work authorization available to F-1 visa holders. Students who plan to apply for work authorization are required to attend one of these workshops. Application forms will be handed out during the workshop. The workshop will end with a question and answer session.
Change of Status Workshops
The first and third Tuesday of every month.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union West, International Student and Scholar Services Office
This workshop is aimed at helping SJSU new or current students navigate the process of changing their immigration status to F-1. Attendance at the workshop is mandatory prior to submitting a change of status application to the ISSS. The workshop will end with a question and answer session.
Various days, times, and locations
These sessions cover topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, courses, payments, academics, and more. They are a first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have. If students still have questions after attending an information session, they may make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor.
Check out this website to find more events happening at the International House.
For upcoming Study Abroad events, click here.