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International Student Newsletter

February 2013 Services for International Students & Scholars (SISS) We encourage all students and staff to “like” us on our Facebook: “UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars”

Upcoming OPT Workshops

Graduate & Scholar Presentation Series

SISS Closure-February 18

Spring Quarter-Enroll in EDU 98

Upcoming Global Ambassador Events


Cultural & Outreach Advisor Walk-In Hours

Upcoming F-1 OPT Workshops SISS will begin offering OPT workshops every month throughout the winter quarter. We will have separate monthly OPT workshops for our undergraduate and graduate students. All of our OPT workshops will take place at the SISS Annex. No registration is required. If you are planning on completing your academic program soon, please attend one of our OPT workshops for an overview of the OPT application process. SISS recommends applying for OPT 90 days prior to completing your academic program.

F-1 Undergraduate Students Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:00PM-5:00PM

F-1 Graduate Students Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:30PM-6:30PM

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:00PM-5:00PM

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:30PM-6:30PM

SISS Closure-Monday, February 18, 2013 On Monday, February 18, 2013 SISS will be closed for the President’s Day Holiday. If you have an urgent matter during this time, please contact the UC Davis Police Department at (530) 752-1727 and they will get in touch with a SISS staff member. SISS will re-open on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:00AM. SISS International Student Advisor Contact Information Holly Snyder Thompson Last name begins with A to I

Catherine Berberich Last name begins with J to Q

Sarah Ligday Last name begins with R to Z

Upcoming Global Ambassador Events Valentine’s Day Event Wednesday, February 13 7:00pm-9:00pm International House, 10 College Park in Davis Go to the Facebook invitation:!/events/416615458419654/

Join us for card making and cookie decorating in honor of Valentine's Day. The event will be an opportunity to share and learn about how the holiday is celebrated around the world. Come and get to know other UCD students from all over the globe!

Office Hours hosted by the Global Ambassadors Do you have questions about U.S. culture? Need help making friends? Unsure where to go for academic resources at UC Davis? Want to practice more English? Are you curious about American slang? The Global Ambassadors, all current UCD students, can answer many questions for you and help you find the resources you need. They are friendly and would like to meet more international students. Stop by the SISS Annex during these days/times: Mondays 9-11

Tuesdays 9-12, 1-3

Wednesdays 11-4

Thursdays 8-8:50

Fridays 12-2, 3-4

Graduate Student and Scholar Discussion Series Hosted by SISS and CAPS-12:00pm – 1:00pm MU Garrison Room Bring your own lunch. These informal presentations will be interactive and provide time for discussion. Monday, February 4

Racism and Discrimination

Monday, February 11

Communication Styles: Directness and Indirectness

Monday, March 4

Success Stories: Panel of Current Graduate Students and Scholars

Monday, March 11

Health Care in the U.S. Guest Speaker: Dr. Michelle Famula

For more information or to make suggestions for future presentations, contact Moira:

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International Student Newsletter

February 2013

New International Student Success Course-Spring Quarter 2013-Sign Up Now! Spring 2013 EDU 98: Connecting to Community & Career. EDU 98 will help you to understand how to make connections with American communities and careers and to find UC Davis resources for community involvement, career exploration, and networking ; this course may be repeated for credit and is appropriate for any undergraduate international student. 

Small class size (20 students per section) with a focus on student interaction and activities

2 units of P/NP course credit

Lots of office hours for individual attention, introduction to campus resources

No pre-requisites, midterms, or final exams

Check your Spring 2013 schedule and find a section for you: CRN Course



*Units Day/Time


_____ EDU 98

51 SEM

Community&Career Connections 2 MW 10:00-10:50A

_____ EDU 98

52 SEM

Community&Career Connections 2 MW 11:00-11:50A

_____ EDU 98

53 SEM

Community&Career Connections 2 MW 1:10-2:00P

_____ EDU 98

54 SEM

Community&Career Connections 2 MW 2:10-3:00P

_____ EDU 98

55 SEM

Community&Career Connections 2 TR 10:00-10:50A

_____ EDU 98

56 SEM

Community &Career Connections 2 TR 1:10-2:00P


*When registering, be sure to enter "2" for unit value. This course will not appear on the Class Search Tool or in the General Catalog because it is reserved especially for you. For more information, please visit the Student Academic Success Center, 2205 Dutton Hall, (530)752-2013. SASC hours are: Monday through Friday, 8:50 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Taxes Who Must Who Must File a Tax Return? All non-immigrant international students and scholars who were present in the U.S. during any part of the calendar year 2012 are responsible for filing a tax report to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by Tuesday, April 15, 2013. SISS staff does NOT have the required expertise to assist with filing taxes. Many Americans pay for an accountant or use computer-based tax programs. If you would like to consult with a tax accountant or tax support service, resources will be posted on the SISS website by mid-February. SISS Workshop: California State Taxes On March 14, 2013 a representative for the California Franchise Tax Board will give a presentation from 4:00pm – 5:00pm at the International House at 10 College Avenue in Davis. SISS Tax Resources: Website SISS February 2013 Newsletter

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SISS Student Newsletter February 2013  

Information for international students at UCD

SISS Student Newsletter February 2013  

Information for international students at UCD