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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

March 31, 2020 
Kathleen W. Rollins Hall - 340

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

Employment Workshops

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 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.

March 26, 2020 
Kathleen W. Rollins Hall - 340

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.

TBD - Fall 2020

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

TBD - Fall 2020

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

TBD - Fall 2020


Social & Cultural


OPT Advising Sessions | Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at KWR 230
Radio Show: International Mix | Thursdays from 12-2 PM
January 31 - February 2  | Florida International Leadership Conference
March 22 | World Famous Gospel Brunch
House of Blues
Dig into our signature all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring Southern-inspired favorites. Get your Sunday started right with gospel music guaranteed to raise your spirits.
March 26 | Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop
OISSS will present on the eligibility requirements for CPT approval and review the application process.
March 31  | Tax Workshop
Teresa Williams, Rollins's tax compliance manager, will present with OISSS on standard tax requirements for international students. Students are encouraged to bring any 1042s or W-2s as they can follow along in the workshop.
April 18 | Orlando City Soccer Club
Exploria Stadium
We invite you to an Orlando City Soccer Game. Tickets on sale at our office for $20.00
April 29 | Spring Travel Signature Party
Get your I-20 or DS-2019 signed, have some lunch and say goodbye to us and your fellow international students!

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

APPLY NOW! Applications open until 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 2020
August 11: IPAs arrive on campus
August 12-14: IPA training at Rollins
August 16-19: 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