Welcome to International Student Advising (ISA)

The International Student Advising (ISA) is a unit under the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). ISA provides focused support for our increasing number of international students on all immigration advising to our F and J visa holders.

We are excited to announce that SJSU’s College of International and Extended Studies (CIES) has changed its name to the College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) Read More 


Updates on Immigration Policy Changes

News & Updates

  • Drop-In Career Advising-- Need help with your job search? Or perhaps you need to hone your resume or interview skills? Our International Student Career Advisor Judi Garcia will be available on Fridays, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at ISSS for drop-in career advising! Don't miss out on this great opportunity. Beginning on Friday, February 22. 
  • Share your Story & Help us Help you! -- Share your experience as an international student in a small-group setting. Your feedback is valuable and will help us improve our programs and support services to you. Lunch is free, but registration is required. Please sign up at the following link. The focus groups will take place on the following dates for undergrads: February 20 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm & February 21 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm, and February 27/28 (same time) for grad students.
  • Do you have an Immigration Plan? Options beyond the F-1 Visa-- Come and learn more about your visa options beyond the F-1 from an experienced immigration attorney, David Ware. He will discuss steps to obtaining the H-1B and how the new immigration policies might impact your chances. He will also touch upon other viable visa options. This is a great opportunity to learn from an expert in the field of immigration law. Space is limited and is first come, first serve. Sign up here. 
  • Taxes-- Have questions regarding taxes? Please view our section on international students and taxes. We will also be offering a tax workshop in March. More information will be available shortly. 
  • International Coffee Hour -- We meet Mondays from  12-1pm and there’s a new theme each week! Join us for our Spring Kick Off Event! Free pizza while supplies last. Location: Wellness Center Room 122
  • CPT Application Submission Deadline- The CPT application submission deadline will be March 15, 2019 for the Spring 2019 semester. Please check our website later in the spring for fall and summer semester CPT application submission deadlines. 
  • F-1 Employment Info Sessions now available online!-- OPT TutorialCPT Tutorial
  • STEM-OPT Online Tutorials  --               1. STEM-OPT Tutorial General Overview,   2. STEM-OPT Reporting Requirements,   3. STEM-OPT Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • ISSS Appointment & New Walk-In Advising Schedule (Effective Monday, January 28)--ISSS now offers appointments! Please click here for more information.