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SUMMER Office hours

  • Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 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: lescis@syr.edu.

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SEMINARS SCHEDULE

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

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and 2nd Fridays

    • Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) Seminars begin at 3:00 pm
    • Optional Practical Training (OPT) Seminars begin at 3:45 pm
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  • Mondays:
    • May 11 through August 24 from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

On-Campus Employment seminars:

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


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Virtual Tour

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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

SCIS Limited Services Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29

Syracuse University, including the Slutzker Center, will be closed on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day Holiday. For the remainder of that week, Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29, there will be no seminars (Practical Training, On-Campus Employment, or Travel) and no practical training processing.  Many members of our staff will be away at a conference, so there will be limited services that week. Please note these limited functions when making plans. 

Health Insurance Letter from SCIS Director - 05/18/2015

Dear International Students,

Welcome to all new and returning Syracuse University students. Please read through this letter, as it explains an entirely new system related to health insurance which will affect you as of August 1, 2015.

Requirements:

Syracuse University has contracted with AETNA to ensure you are covered by a health insurance policy compliant with the requirements of the U.S.A. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This new policy will be in effect as of August 1, 2015. The University does require all full-time, matriculated international students to have a United States based health insurance plan.

Cost:

The 2015-16 academic year insurance cost will be $1,890 for an eligible student. This charge will appear on your student billing statement from Syracuse University as of August 1, 2015. There are options to purchase coverage for dependents (spouse and children) at a higher cost.

Waiver Request:

There is a process by which a student may apply for a waiver of this charge. Eligibility for a waiver REQUIRES that your alternative policy be U.S. based and that it meets the minimum standards of the ACA. No policies written in other countries will meet this criteria.  Please note that this is an entirely new system at Syracuse University, and foreign policies which may have been accepted in the past will no longer be accepted. Please DO NOT purchase policies at home for any time period which extends past August 1, 2015 because it is likely that you will still have to pay for the AETNA policy on your student bill. I can also assure you that this AETNA policy is a much more comprehensive policy, and it is in your best interest to have this excellent coverage for yourself (and your dependents) while living in the United States.  You may choose to keep your home plan along with the required University plan.

There is more information about the AETNA SU Student Health Insurance policy on the Health Services website, including a Frequently Asked Questions page.

Exceptions:

Part-time students, and other non-matriculated students may still need help finding an appropriate health insurance policy for their time period in the U.S. Both Palma Cassano and advisers at the Slutzker Center can help these students find suitable policies if needed.

These changes reflect Syracuse University’s ongoing commitment to assuring the well-being of each and every one of our students during their time here at Syracuse. If you have any immediate questions, or would like to speak in confidence about a specific health concern, please feel free to contact Palma Cassano at Syracuse University Health Services.

Stay healthy, and be prepared for all medical necessities! This is a great opportunity for you to care for yourself without the added burden of selecting a health insurance policy for 2015-2016. Have a good summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Sincerely,       

Patricia A. Burak, D.A.

Director

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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

LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE!

 REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO:

psawinad@syr.edu

REMEMBER! TUTORING IS DONE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

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.

Arrival Guide for New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Syracuse University. Please follow the link below for important information on the arrival procedures.

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