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International Student Center:

Upcoming Events and Workshops

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 workshop times are listed in local California time PST (Pacific Time Zone UTC−08:00).

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

Workshop Descriptions

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 (OPT)

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.