Office Hours


Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advisor-on-call (AOC) times:

  • Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For general inquiries send an e-mail to:



All seminars are held at the Slutzker Center for International Services.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the indicated time.

Travel seminars:

  • First and Third Wednesday of each month at 1:30p.m.
  • Every Friday at 12:00 noon

Bring your I-20, passport, I-94, and proof of health insurance valid for at least six months into the future

Practical Training seminars (for the month of April only):

  • April 15, 24, & 29  will be held at Kittredge Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse (HBC)
    • CPT at 3:00 p.m. 
    • OPT at  3:45 p.m.

On-Campus Employment seminars:

  • Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Every Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Practical Training Walk-in services for CPT/OPT - Step 2

During the month of April 

  • Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00 Noon 

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Virtual Tour


Visit campus online! Take a walking tour with our virtual tour guide to explore the sights of our beautiful campus. Visit the Quad, academic buildings, the Carrier Dome, and more. Begin tour.

Bird Library also offers a virtual tour highlighting library places, services and collections. Web, slide show and video versions are available.

News and Announcements



Its time to start thinking about summer travel! 

Attend a Travel Seminar at the Slutzker Center in order to obtain your travel signature. We are holding additional travel seminars at the following times:

  • Mondays:  4/20, 4/27 & 5/4 at 5 PM
  • Wednesdays: 5/6 at 1:30 PM
  • Thursdays:  4/23,4/30 & 5/7 at 12 Noon
  • Fridays: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 & 5/8 at 12 Noon

You must bring your passport, visa, print out of your most recent I-94, I-20/ DS-2019 form, and proof of current health insurance.


CPT/OPT Seminars…apply early!

CPT/OPT Seminars will continue to be conducted outside the Slutzker Center during the month of  April.  In May, CPT/OPT seminars will return to the Slutzker Center.

  • Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) Seminars begin at 3:00 pm
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) Seminars begin at 3:45 pm
Date: April 24, 29
  • Place: Kittredge Auditorium, Huntington Beard Crouse (HBC) 
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PT Step 2

The Slutzker Center Staff will process CPT and OPT applications on a walk-in basis as follows:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Note: In May, the processing schedule will return to Mondays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

The Slutzker Center for International Services

English and Academia

Are you an international student?

Need help with your writing?

Want to be good at using the English language in your academic work?

Frustrated with the difficulties of writing in English?

There’s Hope!

  • What: Help with using English in academic writing and professional speaking
  • Format: One-on-one and group(no more than 3) tutoring available
  • When: Mondays, Tuesdays and  Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon by appointment
  • Duration: 30 minutes or 1 hour session
  • Where: The Slutzker Center




Registration requirements for F-1 and J-1 students

F-1 and J-1 students must be registered as full-time students, or establish their full-time status

  • Undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 credit hours and graduate students who are registered for at least 9 credit hours are considered to be full-time students.   Only one on-line course can count towards the full-time registration requirement. 
  • Undergraduate students who will be graduating in May 2015 and who will be registered for fewer than 12 credit hours in the fall, must submit a Last Semester Memo to the Slutzker Center to establish their full-time status and must be registered for courses that meet in the classroom. 
  • Graduate students who will be registered for fewer than 9 credit hours in the spring, must submit a Certification of Full-Time Status to the Registrar’s Office or a Last Semester Memo to the Slutzker Center to establish their full-time status.   Graduate students registering for fewer than 9 credit hours who still have not fulfilled course requirements must be registered for courses that meet in the classroom.
Note:Failure to meet the above requirements will result in a hold being placed on your student record and you will not be able to register for the Summer and/or Fall 2015 semesters.

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