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Upcoming Workshops

The International Education Program offers workshops for international students throughout the semester.  Sign up is required for each workshop by calling 776-7205 or by registering at the International Student Office. 

All workshops are located in the International Student Office Conference Room, CSSC, 2nd Floor, unless otherwise indicated.  Workshop topics are as follows:

 

Health Insurance ​ Life in America-American Culture​ Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Don't panic when you receive a doctor bill!  Learn how to use your health insurance, visit a doctor and process your bills.  Have you ever asked, "Why do Americans do that?" If so, join us for this fun and informative workshop that will teach you about American culture.​ Required for students who plan to apply for OPT.  Learn about this employment benefit of the F-1 visa that allows you to work in a job related to your major.​
 
OPT - The Job Search Process Managing Your Finances​ How to Choose the Right
Classes for Transfer
How do you find a job?  Learn important job search tools that will help you land your first job.                   Learn tips on how to spend less money, save more and find out where you money is going.              Choosing the correct classes is important for ensuring you save money, transfer on schedule and transfer to your first choice university.  Learn what classes you need to take to transfer to university.
 
Selecting a University for Transfer​ The CSU & UC Application Process​ Write a Winning Personal Statement​
Learn what you should consider when deciding which university to attend.                    ​ Learn tips on filling out the online application to the California State University and University of California systems.        ​ Answering the university application essay question can be confusing and difficult.  Learn important tips for writing a essay that will be sure to impress the admission officers.​
 

 

Workshop Schedule:
 
September October
Understanding General Education Requirements
 
Understanding General Education Requirements

 Selecting a University for Transfer
 

American Culture
How to Use Health Insurance
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
 
 
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
 
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
 
 
 
 
November December
Write a Winning Personal Statement
 
American Culture
American Culture
How to Use Health Insurance
Selecting a University for Transfer
UC & CSU Application Processes
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
 
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
 
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
 
Selecting a University for Transfer
 
OPT Job Search
 
  
NOTE:  Workshops require sign-up at the International Student Office.  Please visit the office or call 776-7205 to sign up for one of the workshops.