Are you an F-1 student planning to do an internship this summer? Read on to learn about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization for paid and unpaid internships. CPT for Summer Internships: What is CPT? CPT is a benefit of F-1 immigration status that allows students to gain practical, hands-on experience… read more
Aspiring Software Engineers EASE into UT!
Summer 2017 marked the launch of the International Office’s English & Academics for Software Engineering (EASE) Program through a new partnership with the International Education Foundation. Twenty-one students from Nankai , Hunan & Northeastern Universities as well as the University of Electronic Science & Technology of China called Austin home August 6th to 26th. While here,… read more
Insurance Deadlines Coming Up May 6th!
Summer waivers for graduate students with insurance through a TA/AI/GRA assignment. Be sure to request an online waiver of the summer student insurance if you will have TA/AI/GRA insurance over the summer. Note that TA and AI spring assignments generally carry insurance benefits over the summer. See the Human Resources website for further information about academic… read more
Stay Safe & Beat the Heat This Summer!
Everyone is ready to have some summer fun! Summer can be the best part of the year, but did you know that it’s also prime time for accidents and ER visits? Check out these summer safety tips: Be prepared for the Texas heat Choose a sunscreen of at least SPF… read more
KGSP Summer Research Program
Staff members in ISSS are excited to welcome 15 undergraduate students sponsored by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Gifted Student Program (KGSP). The students will participate in a Summer Research Program lasting five weeks, July 10-August 14. The goal of KGSP Summer Research Program at the University of Texas at… read more
Traveling abroad during the summer? Don’t forget your travel signature!
Summer break is coming soon, so it’s time to start preparing for your international travel plans. If you are traveling internationally, don’t forget that you need a valid travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 in order to reenter the United States. If your travel signature will be expired upon… read more
Insurance Deadlines Monday, 6/8/15
Please be aware of the following insurance deadlines coming up on 6/8/15 at 5:00 pm: Summer waiver deadline for graduate students with insurance through a TA/AI/GRA assignment Spring/summer student health insurance is included automatically on all international students’ spring Tuition/Fees Bill. If you have insurance coverage over the summer due… read more
Have a Fun & Safe Summer
Summer is a great time for adventures and fun in the sun! Unfortunately, it’s also a prime time for accidents and ER visits. Check out this practical, tip-filled blog from the New York Times: This Summer, Safety First. From road trips, to hot summer days, to camping, and more: read… read more
Summer 2015 General ISSS Financial Aid Application Now Available!
The summer 2015 General ISSS Financial Aid Applications are now available! This financial need-based award (worth up to $1,500) is applied directly onto the summer tuition bill. Please note that the award amount cannot exceed the tuition bill balance. Students who have experienced a recent change in their financial status or… read more
International Voices: The Summer That Changed My Life
Meet our final International Voices blogger, Rita, who shares her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this summer and why international students should seek opportunities to get involved on campus. I recently returned from a 70 day bicycle ride from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska, with Texas 4000, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading hope,… read more