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International Student & Scholar Services

Programming

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

Employment

OISSS offers 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.

In addition, we offer an annual Career Planning Seminar with advice from alumni and an immigration attorney on the post-graduation employment process and immigration options.

Fall 2020

October 8, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm DST
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Employment Workshop:  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.

November 3, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm  EST
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Career Planning Seminar is a program that allows students to hear career stories from successful Rollins international alumni, tips from employers, and to learn valuable advice from an immigration attorney.

Coming Spring 2021

Employment 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.

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

 

Tax Workshop

Coming Spring 2021

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 advisers who are familiar with non-resident taxation.

Click here for forms and additional tax information

Social & Cultural

Events:

Radio Show: International Mix | Thursdays from 12-2 PM

Winter Park Boat Tour
October 20, 2020 | 3:30 - 5:30pm DST
Join us for an afternoon with other international students exploring the Winter Park Chain of Lakes, learning the history of Winter Park and enjoying the outdoors.  Students must sign up in advance.  Space is limited.

International Education Week 2020

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.

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International Peer Advisor Program

Applications for 2021 will be available in Spring

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 2021
TBD: IPAs arrive on campus
TBD: IPA training at Rollins
TBD: 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