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View the ISSS Calendar to see all the events! 

Learn more about Penngagement: International Student Discussion Series - a great way to meet other international students at Penn and learn about some great resources on campus!

Upcoming Events

Living and Studying Abroad: Culture Shock Talk

Friday, February 12  1:00pm Fisher-Bennett Hall Room 401


The best way to beat culture shock is by being aware of it! Come learn from others who have experienced it, and help others understand your culture by offering your tips, stories and strategies.

Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by ISSS and ELP.

Workshops & Webinars

ISSS offers OPT Workshops for F-1 Students in two formats - In-person and Webinar. All in-person workshops are held at ISSS at 3701 Chestnut Street and all webinars are live, online sessions.

Please scroll down for workshops for Penn department administrators.

Learn More about OPT Here

In-Person OPT Workshops - Spring 2016

***Be sure to arrive on time. If you are late, your spot may be given to another student. ***

Date Time Registration
Monday, January 25 12:00 PM  
Friday, February 5 1:00 PM  
Thursday, February 11 12:00 PM REGISTER HERE
Friday, February 26 1:30 PM REGISTER HERE
Thursday, March 17 2:00 PM REGISTER HERE
Friday, April 8 12:00 PM REGISTER HERE

Online OPT Webinars - Spring 2016
Date Time Registration
Friday, January 22 12:00 PM  
Tuesday, February 2 11:30 AM  
Thursday, February 18 11:30 AM REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, March 2 1:00 PM REGISTER HERE
Friday, March 25 11:30 AM REGISTER HERE


Workshops for Penn Department Administrators

These workshops are NOT for students or scholars, only Penn administrators.

Title Date & Time Registration
Overview of Hiring Foreign Nationals Monday, Feb. 29 1-3pm REGISTER HERE
H-1B Workshop Wednesday, March 9 1-3pm REGISTER HERE
J-1 Scholar Workshop Friday, March 18 1-3pm REGISTER HERE

Registration is required as space is limited.