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International Student Center:

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Upcoming Workshops (all times PDT) :

The International Student Program offers workshops and events to help our international students thrive in the US!  All workshops listed are offered on-line unless otherwise indicated.  All times are listed in local California time.

September

International Student Group Chats:
You are not alone!  International Student Counselor, Dalal Farakh, is hosting weekly group chat sessions for students as we continue to navigate through COVID and our (primarily) on-line environment.  Join fellow international students to share, connect and receive support from your peers with facilitation by your International Student Counselor.

September 16 | 1 - 2 pm PDT |   Register Here
September 30 | 1 - 2 pm PDT |   Register Here

Town Hall:  F-1 Visa Update
Learn updates related to COVID-19, IVC mode of instruction and the F-1 visa.

Wednesday, September 22 | 12- 1 pm PDT | Register Here

Optional Practical Training (OPT)
For F-1 visa students interested in learning how you can work off-campus in a job directly related to your major and gain valuable skills.

Thursday, September 23 | 12 - 1:30 pm PDT | Register Here

How to Communicate with your Professor in an On-Line World 

What are the best strategies for communication when you can't meet in person?  How can you approach your professor for the most positive results?

Monday, September 27 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm PDT | Register Here

Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Let's have some fun on a virtual scavenger hunt!  Join us for an evening game!

Wednesday, September 29 | 5 - 6 pm PDT | Register Here

October

International Student Group Chats:
You are not alone!  International Student Counselor, Dalal Farakh, is hosting weekly group chat sessions for students as we continue to navigate through COVID and our (primarily) on-line environment.  Join fellow international students to share, connect and receive support from your peers with facilitation by your International Student Counselor.

October 14 | 1 - 2 pm PDT | Register Here
October 28 | 1 - 2 pm PDT | Register Here

How to Use Your Health Insurance
Your IVC health insurance has specific requirements when you are seeking treatment in the US.  Attend this workshop to understand what type of doctors you can see and the procedures related to seeking treatment and submitting claims.

Tuesday, October 5 | 12 - 1 pm PDT | Register Here

Bulding Friendships in an On-Line World
Making friends in the US can be challenging.  When the US is primarily on-line due to the pandemic, it can even seem harder.  Join this workshop to learn how you can get involved and get to know other students on-line.

Tuesday, October 5 | 1:30 - 3 pm PDT | Register Here

Immigration Q&A
Do you have questions related to your immigration status?  Confused as to what you can or cannot do during COVID-19?  Join our Immigration Specialist to learn the latest news and ask your questions

Thursday, October 14 | 3 - 4 pm PDT | Register Here

University Transfer for International Students
This workshop will provide students with important information about the university transfer process including researching your university, academic planning and application preparation tips.

Monday, October 25 | 6 - 7 pm PDT | Register Here

Cooking with Maria!
Struggling to find that good meal to make?  Want to learn a new recipe? Join us for this interactive cooking demonstration.  Students that regiter will receive the recipe so that you can cook along with us.

Thursday, October 28 | 5 - 6 pm PDT | Register Here

November

International Student Group Chats:
You are not alone!  International Student Counselor, Dalal Farakh, is hosting weekly group chat sessions for students as we continue to navigate through COVID and our (primarily) on-line environment.  Join fellow international students to share, connect and receive support from your peers with facilitation by your International Student Counselor.

November 8 | 5 - 6 pm PST | Register Here
November 22 | 5 - 6 pm PST | Register Here

Optional Practical Training:  OPT
For F-1 visa students interested in learning how you can work off-campus in a job directly related to your major and gain valuable skills.

Tuesday, November 2 | 3 pm - 4:30 pm PDT | Register Here

Town Hall:  F-1 Visa Enrollment and Spring 2022 at IVC
Learn important updates related to the mode of instruction at IVC in the spring semester and what this means for F-1 visa students during COVID-19.

Thursday, November 4 | 5 - 6 pm PDT | Register Here

How to Communicate with your Professors in an On-Line World
Communicating with your professors is an important part of the American education process both in and out of the classroom.  Learn about how to effectively ask questions and get help from your professors so that you can be more successful in the classroom.

Tuesday, November 30 | 12 - 1:30 pm PST | Register Here


December

Travel Preparation for F-1 Visa Students
It is important to know what you need to do to travel abroad and be able to return back to the USA. Learn about necessary visa renewal processes, I-20 signature processes and more.

Thursday, December 2 | 12 - 1 pm PST | Register Here

Skribblio Activity
Put the books down and join us for a fun night of skribblio!  Relax, chat with friends and have some fun before finals!

Tuesday, December 7 | 5 - 6 pm PST | Register Here

International Student Group Chats:
You are not alone!  International Student Counselor, Dalal Farakh, is hosting weekly group chat sessions for students as we continue to navigate through COVID and our (primarily) on-line environment.  Join fellow international students to share, connect and receive support from your peers with facilitation by your International Student Counselor.

December 9 | 1-2 pm PST | Register Here


Activities:​

To Be Announced


University Representative Visits:​

International Admissions Representatives will be meeting with IVC international student in a virtual format..  Upcoming university representative visits include (all times PST):

CSU Long Beach
Meet (virtually!) with university representatives one-on-one to learn more about your university transfer options.  Student appointments and presentations will occur on Zoom and will be scheduled through the International Student Office.  You can call our office at 949-451-5414 or visit the Appointment Scheduling Lobby to sign up for the university appointment (all times PDT).

Thursday, October 14
Presentation:  12 – 1 pm
Individual Appointments:  1 – 3 pm

UC Riverside
Meet (virtually!) with university representatives one-on-one to learn more about your university transfer options.  Student appointments and presentations will occur on Zoom and will be scheduled through the International Student Office.  You can call our office at 949-451-5414 or visit the Appointment Scheduling Lobby to sign up for the university appointment (all times PDT).

Monday, October 18
Individual Appointments:  1 – 3 pm

CSU Northridge
Meet (virtually!) with university representatives one-on-one to learn more about your university transfer options.  Student appointments and presentations will occur on Zoom and will be scheduled through the International Student Office.  You can call our office at 949-451-5414 or visit the Appointment Scheduling Lobby to sign up for the university appointment (all times PDT).

Wednesday, October 20
Individual Appointments:  10am – 12 pm
Presentation:  12:30 – 1 pm

UCLA
Meet (virtually!) with university representatives one-on-one to learn more about your university transfer options.  Student appointments and presentations will occur on Zoom and will be scheduled through the International Student Office.  You can call our office at 949-451-5414 or visit the Appointment Scheduling Lobby to sign up for the university appointment (all times PDT).

Thursday, October 28
Individual Appointments:  1 – 5 pm

To Register:

Please call the International Student Program at 001-949-451-5414 or visit the Appointment Scheduling Lobby​.  The zoom link will then be sent to you by email by the university representative when scheduled.

Workshop Descriptions and Information

Please call 949-451-5414 or email iso@ivc.edu to sign up for any Workshops. Please include your name and student ID number.

How To Communicate with Your Professors

Communicating with your professors is an important part of the American education process both in and out of the classroom.  Learn about how to effectively ask questions and get help from your professors so that you can be more successful in the classroom.

How to Use Your Health Insurance

Learn how to find a doctor, what to expect in terms of costs and how to file a claim with your IVC health insurance provider.

Immigration 101

Do you need a refresher on the basics of your F-1 visa status? If so, be sure to attend this workshop which will go over the regulations and benefits of your F-1 visa.

Making Friends in the US

Learn ways to meet new students while at IVC and in the US!  Hear about upcoming events and workshops that will help you make friends and have a great study abroad experience.

Optional Practical Training

If you are interested in learning how you can work off-campus in a job directly related to your major and gain valuable skills, please attend one of the OPT workshops.

Travel Preparation

It is important to know what you need to do to travel abroad and be able to return back to the USA. Learn about necessary visa renewal processes, I-20 signature processes and more.

University Transfer for International Students

The transfer and application process to university is often different for international students. Learn how to research universities, what the application processes and requirements are, as well as when you should begin to apply.

Contact

T: 949-451-5414
E: iso@ivc.edu
O: CEC 7

Office Hours

In-Person (On-Campus)

 Monday - Thursday  9 am - 4:30 pm​
 

Virtual (via Cranium Cafe)

 Monday - Thursday  9 am - 6 pm​
​ Friday: ​ 9 am - 4:30 pm​


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