International Student & Scholar Services


Learn more about social and cultural events, International Education Week, employment and tax workshops, and more.

Join the international community

Join us for a variety of events to learn, make friends, and have fun!

Employment & Taxes

Tax Workshop

March 19, 2019 - 3:00 to 5:00pm
Cornell Campus Center - Bieberbach-Reed Room

The information provided in this workshop is intended only to give you a general sense of taxpaying requirements and should not be considered financial or legal advice. Due to legal restrictions, the staff of the Office of International Student & Scholar Services is not able to advise on tax issues, answer individual tax questions, or prepare tax forms for individual students or scholars. However, in March of each year the office provides tax information and a variety of resources to assist international students and scholars with filing their tax returns. For complex situations, it is advisable to consult a tax attorney, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or other reputable tax adviser who is familiar with non-resident taxation.

Click here for forms and additional tax information

Employment Workshops

OISSS offers monthly employment workshops to provide students with up to date information on seeking employment authorization for on campus jobs, internships, and post-graduation employment. Find out everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization, including application procedures,  deadlines, and important information regarding employment and F-1 status, by attending a mandatory workshop.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a benefit available to students maintaining F-1 non-immigrant status. This benefit provides students with authorization for employment related to a student's program of study. It is most commonly used for part-time off-campus internships.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a benefit available to students who have maintained F-1 non-immigrant status.  This benefit provides students with 12 months of full-time work authorization related to a student's program of study.

H 1-B Work Visa
Join us as we discuss the H 1-B work visa application process as well strategies to best prepare yourself for employment in the U.S

On-Campus Employment Workshop
Join us as we discuss your options for on-campus employment, internships, and post-graduation employment.

International Student Employment Workshop Series:

Career Planning Seminar
November 6, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Cornell Campus Center - Bieberbach-Reed Room
On-Campus Employment 
November 6, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Cornell Campus Center - Bieberbach-Reed Room
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
February 5, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Cornell Campus Center - Bieberbach-Reed Room
April 11,  12:00 - 1:00pm
Cornell Campus Center - Bieberbach-Reed Room

International Education Week 2018

International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, IEW is part of their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and encourage students from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Schedule for IEW 2018- November 12-16

IEW Kick-off
Monday, Nov. 12 (12:00-2:00pm) – Olin Library Lawn
Enjoy cupcakes, pick up your flag pin.

Photo Contest
Tuesday, Nov. 13 (5:00-6:00pm) – Bush Auditorium Lobby
Join the Office of International Programs to see which photo will win this year's contest while enjoying light refreshments.

Trivia, International Theme
Tuesday, Nov. 13 (8:00-9:30pm) - Dave's Boathouse
Come and enjoy a night of fun playing games from around the world!

OCPS Teach-In
Wednesday, Nov. 14 (8:30-10:30am) - Glenridge Middle School
A group of Rollins international students will participate in Orange County Public Schools "Teach-In" and present their cultures to young members of the Winter Park community.

Diwali Celebration
Wednesday, Nov. 14 – Bush Lawn
Experience one of South Asia's most important holidays, Diwali- the Festival of Lights, hosted by DESI.

World Cup Soccer Tournament
Wednesday, Nov. 14 (4:00-7:00pm) - Mills Lawn
Which country will be this year's Rollins World Cup champion? Sign up with friends to represent a country of your choice and compete for the title!

Caribbean Food Festival
Friday, Nov. 16 (12:30-1:30pm) - Olin Library Lawn

International Education Week in the Community: Sodexo will be celebrating the  Flavors of Rollins with dishes from various countries that represent our international students throughout the week. Facilities Management will display the flags representing Rollins' international student population around Mills Lawn throughout the week. OISSS will be offering flag buttons to the community and throughout International Education Week.

International Peer Advisor Program

Currently accepting applicationsSubmit your application by 5:00pm Friday, February 15.

About the Programipa benefits
In the fall, we welcome international students with International Student Orientation. As a Fall Orientation International Peer Advisor (IPA), you will serve as a peer mentor, leading a group of 6-9 students as they begin their transition to Rollins. Join us and start your journey to becoming a global citizen!

Important Dates for Fall 2019
August 11: IPAs arrive on campus
August 12-16: IPA training at Rollins
August 18-21: International Student Orientation

IPA Expectations
IPA participants will be expected to attend all meetings in the spring semester as well as IPA training in the fall. Other expectations are listed below:

  • Fall Orientation IPAs must be able to arrive to campus two weeks prior to the start of classes for IPA training

  • Be punctual to meetings

  • Be open and respectful of differences