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International Student & Scholar Services


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

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

Join the international community

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

Employment & Taxes

Tax Workshop

TBD - 2020

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
October 30
Crummer 108

Optional Practical Training (OPT)
November 19
Campus Center - Bieberbach-Reed Room 

On-Campus Employment 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)


Social & Cultural


September 10 -  Welcome Back Lunch: Mary Jean Plaza, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join us in for our 3nd Annual Welcome Back Lunch

November 1 - Orlando Magic Game: Amway Center
OISSS Invites you to an Orlando Magic Game! This event includes transportation, a tour of the facility, and a meeting with Magic executives! Contact OISSS to buy your ticket for $36.00     

December 5 and April 29 - Travel Signature Party, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, Campus Center - Bieberbach-Reed Room
What's more fun than food, fun, and proper immigration compliance? Come join the OISSS staff to celebrate the end of the semester and get your travel signatures completed at the same time. If you're planning on travelling during the summer break, you definitely won't want to miss this event!

January 21 -  Welcome Back Lunch SPRING Edition: TBD, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Join us in for our 3rd Annual Welcome Back Lunch

January 31 - February 2 -  Florida International Leadership Conference
A weekend get-away where a select group of international and study abroad students will join students from colleges across Florida to network and expand their leadership development.

Coming Soon - Mean Girls Broadway Show: Dr. Phillips Center                                                  The iconic movie of the 2000s comes to Orlando. Make sure you pick up your tickets!

International Education Week 2019

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 2019- November 18 - 22



International Peer Advisor Program

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