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International Student Newsletters:

Please review the newsletters below for important information about your F-1 visa and the program and services available at IVC:
 
 

   

International Student Workshops:

We are happy to offer our fall workshop series for international students.  For details on the specific topics, please see below the list of dates.   
 
Please call 949-451-5414 or visit the International Student Office to sign-up for any of the listed workshops. 
 
Workshop:                         ​Date:                   ​Time:                    ​Location:
​Immigration 101: 

​​Thursday
February 16

3:00pm - 4:00pm
A 205​
Optional Practical Training (OPT): ​Wednesday,
February 22
​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 203
University Transfer for
International Students:
Tuesday,
March 14

12:00pm - 2:00pm

A 203
Optional Practical Training (OPT):
CANCELED
​Thursday,
March 16
3:00pm - 4:00pm
A 205
​University Transfer for
International Students
​Tuesday,
April 18
​12:00pm - 2:00pm ​A 203
​How to Use your Health Insurance: ​Wednesday,
April 19
3:00pm - 4:00pm​ ​LA 106
Optional Practical Training (OPT): Tuesday,
May 2
12:00pm - 1:00pm
​ A 203
​Travel Preparation: ​Wednesday,
​May 3​
12:00pm - 1:00pm​ ​A 203
 

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.
  

University Transfer for International Students:
The transfer and application process to university is often different for international students.  This workshop will teach you about the nuances of  the international student transfer process.  Learn how to research universities, what the application processes and requirements are, as well as when you should begin to apply.  
  
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.
  
Travel Preparation:
As we get closer to the holiday break, 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.
 
 

Upcoming Events:

 
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Seattle Mariners Baseball Game
Saturday, April 8
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Cost:  FREE!
 
The International Student Program (ISP) invites you to join a trip to watch our American pastime:  BASEBALL!  We have 20 FREE tickets for our students to join us; bus transportation is provided.  You only need to bring money for food and souvenirs.  There is also a fireworks show at this game!!  Join your friends for a great night of baseball!

Sign-up at the International Student Office by Wednesday, April 5.  For more information see:
 
IVC/ISI Conversation Partner Program

International and ESL students are invited to join a FREE conversation partner program hosted by the International Student Center and ISI Friendship Council.  Local community members will come to the IVC campus on the following days to practice English with our international students. 

 
​Date: ​Time: ​Location:
​Thursday, February 9 ​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 213
​Thursday, February 23 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 213
​Thursday, March 9 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 213
​Thursday, April 13 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 203
​Thursday, April 27 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 203
​Thursday, May 11 ​​12:00pm - 1:00pm ​A 203
 
Practice English, learn about American culture and our local community!  Join the Conversation Partner Program!  Please see the attached flyer for more information:

Conversation Partnership Program.pdfConversation Partnership Program.pdf

 Sign-Up is required by calling 949-451-5414, visiting the International Student Center or emailing iso@ivc.edu with your name, student ID number and dates you would like to attend.
 
 
Career Edge!
 
Business Etiquette & Effective Workplace Behaviors
Saturday, April 22
8:30am - 1:00pm
Register at www.irvinechamber.com/careeredge/april
 
Irvine Valley College, UCI and the Irvine Chamber of Commerce are proud to offer this FREE program to IVC students who are interested in improving their business skills.  Career Edge is a series of courses that address different topics to help students be more marketable in the workplace.  Some of the courses are on-line, some are in-person. 
 
"Business Etiquette & Effective Workplace Behaviors" is the course for April.  The workshop focuses on effective communication and writing skills; leadership and team building and respectful interactions in the workplace.  Learn from industry leaders about the skills you need to succeed in business! 

Please visit www.irvinechamber.com/careeredge/april for more information or see:

 Career Edge April 22.pdfCareer Edge April 22.pdf

 
 

University Transfer Events:

 

CSU International Student University Transfer Fair:

The International Student Program is hosting 18 California State University (CSU) international student admission representatives for an international specific transfer fair!
 
International Student University Transfer Fair
Wednesday, April 19
10:00am – 1:00pm
SSC Quad
(In front of Student Services Center)
Meet with representatives who work specifically with international student admissions to learn about how to apply to CSU schools.  Sign-up is not required; simply stop by the tables between 10am - 1pm on April 19.
 

University Representative Visits:

The IVC Transfer Center hosts university representatives at the IVC campus to meet with students each month.  Please visit http://students.ivc.edu/transfercenter/pages/events.aspx for the latest calendar and list of visitors.

Campus Tours:

Northern California Cmapus Tour
Thursday, April 20 - Sunday, April 23
Application required
 

UCLA STOMP Conference
Friday, April 28
7am - 5:30pm 

All campus tours require sign-up at the Transfer Center in SSC 230.  Space is limited so reserve your space today!

Spring University Transfer Fair:

On Tuesday, April 4 representatives from UC, CSU and private universities will be on the IVC campus to meet with students about transfer opportunities.  This event is FREE to IVC students.  It will be from 10:00am - 1:00pm in the SSC Quad.

 

Please visit the Transfer Center in the Student Services Center, SSC 230 for more information about these and other transfer related events!

 

 
 

Contact

Christina Delgado
International Student Program Director
E: cdelgado@ivc.edu

Maria Lopez
International Student Program Specialist
E: mlopez@ivc.edu

David Chang
International Student Program Technician
E: dchang24@ivc.edu

Julia Rozova
International Student Program Technician
E: jrozova@ivc.edu

T: 949-451-5414
E: iso@ivc.edu
O: Student Services Center, Room SSC 140 

 

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