Applying for OPT

Tuesday, April 1 | 1:00 - 2:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is one-year of work authorization for international students in F-1 status. Students are eligible to apply for OPT after completion of their program.  OPT is an excellent opportunity to gain work experience in the United States and learn about prospective employers.  The workshop will provide information on OPT applications, regulations, and other general knowledge.

Graduating Student Workshop

Wednesday, April 2 | 1:00 - 2:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

This workshop is provided for international students that will be completing their program in May of 2014.  Graduating students will be presented with the different options to pursue after completing their program.

Applying for CPT

Monday, March 31 | 1:00 - 2:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is off-campus work authorization for F-1 international students who are in status, have been in valid F-1 status for at least one academic year, and are participating in an internship that is directly related to their major.  CPT provides students with a chance to work in their field, make contacts with potential employers, and enhance their program of study.  The workshop will provide information on CPT applications, regulations, and other general knowledge.

Unwritten Rules of the American Workplace

Monday, March 31 | 4:00 - 5:30 |Amenities Center | 73 Tremont Street | 1st Floor

What is it like to work for a U.S. employer? Come join a panel of Suffolk international students with U.S. employment experience and find out! There will be time for individual questions and an opportunity to network with the student panelists.The Alumni Association will be hosting an International Alumni Networking Reception at Carrie Nation immediately following the panel discussion. International seniors and graduate students are invited to attend. Please register online for the international alumni networking reception. 

Alumni Panelists

Kashif Ahmed (MS '98 - Finance), President, American Private Wealth, LLC

Chiara Carnevali (MA '12 - Public Relations), Marketing Specialist, TIE Kinetix

Mark Foulds (GMBA '11 - Global Business), Senior Manager of Competitive Intelligence, Dunkin Brands

Ruthly Francois (BS '12 - Biology), Post-baccalaureate researcher, M.I.T. and Novartis

Priscilla Huang (MS Accounting '12), CPA, Delphi Construction Inc. 

Go Global: Increasing Intercultural Understanding

Wednesday, March 26 | 5:00 - 7:00 | Donahue 403 | 41 Temple Street

International students represent approximately 14% of Suffolk’s overall student population. This presents an incredible opportunity to develop global understanding and intercultural competencies to prepare for the increasingly international workforce.

Boston Red Sox 101: The Rules of Baseball

Monday, March 24 | 4:00 - 5:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

The Opening Day of Baseball is coming up. Are you confused about the rules and culture of America's National Pastime? Staff from Suffolk’s Athletics Department will offer a brief introduction to the rules and history of baseball. Light (stadium-style) refreshments will be served.

Tax Preparation Workshop

Wednesday, March 5 | 4:00 - 5:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

This workshop will provide guidance on filing your federal and state income taxes.

International Students: How to Interview with Confidence

Monday, March 3 | 4:00 - 5:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

What does it take for an international student to interview confidently for a U.S. employer? This session will address this question and international students will also learn about various types of interviews, tough interview questions and guidelines on how to answer them. 

Graduating Student Workshop

Wednesday, February 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

This workshop is provided for international students that will be completing their program in May of 2014.  Graduating students will be presented with the different options to pursue after completing their program. 

International Etiquette Dinner

Tuesday February 25 | 5:00 - 8:00 | 73 Tremont Street | 9th Floor

Enjoy a meal, enhance your  intercultural communication, and gain the dining skills you'll need to make a winning impression at a lunch meeting or business dinner. Advance sign-up and $5 refundable deposit are required at the Student Leadership and Involvement Office (Donahue 430). Deadline to deposit is February 20th. Business attire is a must, as well. Co-sponsored by SGA, GSA, International Business Club, International Student Association, and Career Development

Applying for OPT

Tuesday, February 18 | 3:00 - 4:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is one-year of work authorization for international students in F-1 status. Students are eligible to apply for OPT after completion of their program.  OPT is an excellent opportunity to gain work experience in the United States and learn about prospective employers.  The workshop will provide information on OPT applications, regulations, and other general knowledge.

Suffolk Serves!

Tuesday, February 18 | 4:00 - 5:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

Are you interested in volunteering and learning about your community? This session is an introduction to community engagement through an interactive showcase of service opportunities in the Boston area and beyond. Learn about ongoing service projects as well as programs like Alternative Winter and Spring Break.  

Resident Assistant and Conference Assistant Information Session

Thursday, January 30 | 1:00 - 2:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

Want to be a leader on campus and get free housing? Apply to be a Resident Assistant or Conference Assistant. Students who are interested in being an RA or CA are required to attend an information session. Applications are due on Monday, February 3rd, 2014.   

Beyond Beacon Hill: Exploring Boston's Neighborhoods

Monday, January 27 | 4:00 - 5:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

Living off campus or considering living off campus this year?  What neighborhood are you thinking about moving to? Join the Commuter Ambassadors for a fun hour of games. We will have trivia and prizes to match! This is a fun way to learn more about your Boston neighborhood beyond Beacon Hill and enjoy a meal with us.   

Cultural Adjustment

Wednesday, January 15 | 1:00 - 2:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

Adjusting to a new country, a new academic environment and a new stage in your life has many rewards and a few challenges. In this workshop, you will learn about the realities of crossing cultures and you will learn tips for making a smooth transition to the U.S. 

Introduction to the American Classroom

Monday, January 13 | 1:00 - 2:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

Each country has a unique educational system with specific expectations of students and faculty. This program will provide information about expectations of students and faculty in the American classroom and strategies that will help you to successfully navigate your American classroom experience. 

Immigration 101

Monday, January 13 | 10:00 - 11:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

All new international students are required by law to report to the International Student Services Office upon their arrival in the U.S. (Failure to check in could result in loss of your legal status in the U.S.). This workshop will review important information about your immigration documents as well as introduce you to some valuable international resources at Suffolk. 

International Student Service Open House

Friday, January 10 | 12:00 - 2:00 | International Student Services Office | 73 Tremont Street | 6th Floor

The International Student Services staff will be available to review important information about your immigration documents as well as introduce you to some valuable resources at Suffolk. This is also an opportunity to get answers to any settling-in questions you may have. 

International Student and Family Reception

Wednesday, January 8 | 5:30 - 7:00 | Donahue Cafe | 41 Temple Street

Staff of the Center for International Programs and Services welcomes new international students and families to the Suffolk community. Enjoy traditional Boston cuisine and learn about resources and services for our international students. 

Personal & Academic Success 

  • Staying Healthy in the USA
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to the American Classroom
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • International Coffee Hour
  • Graduating Student Workshop
  • International Student Responsibilities and Opportunities

Work Authorization and Career

  • Career Development for International Graduate Students
  • Career Development for International Undergraduate Students
  • Optional Practical Training Workshop
  • Curricular Practical Training Workshop

Orientation and Welcome Events

  • International Student and Family Reception
  • Center for International Programs and Services Open House

Workshops for Campus Staff

  • Promoting International Student Success
  • Teaching in an Increasingly International Classroom