Stay in Status: Important Reminders
With the start of a new semester, it can be challenging to keep track of everything – new classes, moving to a new apartment or residence hall, reconnecting with your Edgewood friends…etc. During this busy time, CGE wants to help you stay “in-status” with the regulations of your student visa. Please review these important reminders:
- Notify CGE within 10 days of moving to a new address by submitting a personal information update on the CGE's website. You don’t need to notify the Registrar’s Office—just submit the Change of Address form to the CGE and we’ll take care of the rest!
- Email Sara if you change your major (your major field of study should be correctly reflected on your I-20). If, by changing your major, you will need more time to complete your program, you should apply for an extension of your I-20.
- If you will not complete your academic program by the completion date on your I-20, submit an Application for Extension of I-20 BEFORE the program end date.
- Carry a valid passport (one that will not expire in the next 6 months).
OPT Workshop: February 2
Tuesday, February 2 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Predolin 220
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an optional benefit that students in F-1 status can apply for through the U.S. government. This opportunity for temporary employment in the U.S. must be directly related to your major area of study. Students in F-1 status who will graduate in May or August 2016 should attend the OPT Workshop on Tuesday, February 2 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Predolin 220. All interested students must attend an OPT workshop before applying for OPT.
For more information about OPT, read the F-1 Off-Campus Employment section on the Center for Global Education website.
Join Edgewood's Debate Team!
Reasons why YOU should join:
1. In world's format debate you should be able to relate any topic to multiple places in the world. International students give our debate team a great advantage and we actively recruit them.
2. World's debate stresses that native English students have a burden to make themselves understood to ESL students. Debates are judged on the quality of arguments, not knowledge of English.
3. Debate is a great way to perfect English speaking.
4. Understanding how to make arguments in English is a valuable business skill.
Contact Dr. Daniel Mortensen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.