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December Activities and Events

Date/Time Description Location Link
Tues. 12/2
"Homeland from Ancient to Contemporary Art"  Hosted by Penn Art Appreciation Society & The Slought Foundation Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St. Learn More

Fri. 12/5
12 - 1pm

Driving in the U.S. workshop - Presentation by PA State Trooper, Edmund Homa  Hosted by ISSS   (This workshop will not cover how to obtain a U.S. driver's license. To learn about how to obtain a driver's license, visit here.) ISSS, 3701 Chestnut St. Register Here
Mon. 12/8
ISSSoup! Take a break from the cold and a break from studying with a hot bowl of soup with other international students. ISSS, 3701 Chestnut St. Register Here
Mon. 12/8
8 - 9:30pm
"I am an American without Papers: Jose Antonio Vargas"  Hosted by Penn Philippine Association, SPEC Connaissance, Penn for Immigrant Rights, Queer People of Color, and Penn Queer and Asian Meyerson Hall B1

Learn More


Tues. 12/9
4 - 5pm
End-of-Semester Happy Hour with International Student Discussion Series - Grab a snack and chat! Hosted by CAPS and ISSS Graduate Student Center, Room 305 Register Here

Tues. 12/9
6 - 7pm

Holiday Study Break with President Amy Gutmann. Refreshments, enterainment and more!  Penn I.D. required President's House, 3812 Walnut St.  
Wed. 12/10 Winter Housing Project - Winter Break Housing for International Students; December 12 deadline.  Hosted by Assembly of international Students   Register Here
Thurs. 12/11
12 - 2pm
ARCH Study Break - Join La Casa Latina, Makuu, and PAACH for a quick study break and de-stresser as finals approach. Bring a friend and enjoy live music by live jazz band Scattered from 12:30 - 1:10pm, snacks and great company. ARCH Building, ground floor  
Thurs. 12/11
12 - 4pm
Study Break & Coat Drive - Global menu, toys, games, a coat drive, and shopping for a cause.  Hosted by Platt Student Performing Arts House, PennVIPS, and the Netter Center. Platt House, 160 Stouffer Commons, 3702 Spruce Street Platt House website
Fri. 12/12
Business Forum: Explore Indonesia "New Business and Investment Destination in Asia" University City Science Center, 3711 Market St. 8th Floor

RSVP to Joseph Katter & Associates,

Fri. 12/12
Indonesian Cultural Performance & Movie Screening - Indonesian refreshments, interactive Angklung performance, and Indonesian Movie Screening: "9 Summers 10 Autumns".  Hosted by Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia in New York, Indonesia Investment Promotion Centre, Joseph Katter Associates, Angka Fortuna Sinema, & International House Philadelphia International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

Video of Angklung interactive performance




Fall 2014 Workshops

OPT workshops for F-1 students

International Student & Scholar Services is pleased to offer OPT workshops for F-1 students for Fall 2014.

For your convenience, we have two formats of the workshop: In-person and Webinar.

In-Person Workshops     Webinar  
Tuesday 09/16 3:00 – 4:00pm   Friday 10/03 4:00 – 5:00pm
Tuesday 09/30 12:00 – 1:00pm   Thursday 10/30  12:30 – 1:30pm
Wednesday 10/08 4:00 – 5:00pm   Thursday 11/20   12:00 – 1:00pm
Monday 10/13 12:30 – 1:30pm      
Tuesday 10/21 1:30 – 2:30pm      

Registration is required. Please click here to register for OPT workshops.

In-person workshops will be located in the conference room of ISSS (3701 Chestnut Street, Suite 1W), unless noted otherwise.

Webinar workshops are live, online workshops. After registering, the online webinar link will be sent by email before the event.

Workshops for Penn Department Administrators

ISSS is pleased to offer the following workshops for Penn department administrators.

Topic Date Time
Overview of Hiring Foreign Nationals Thursday 10/23  1:00 - 3:00pm
H-1B Workshop Tuesday 10/28 10:00am - 12:00pm
J-1 Scholar Workshop Wednesday 11/12  1:00 - 3:00pm

All workshops will be located in the conference room of ISSS (3701 Chestnut Street, Suite 1W) unless noted otherwise.

Registration is required. Please click here to register.