News and Updates

Winter Break Travel and Re-entry Information

OIS will be closed from December 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018 for winter break. Regular office hours will resume on January 2. Please visit the Travel section for detailed travel and re-entry information. Information for students/scholars who are requesting a travel signature from abroad Option 1: Request a Reprint of Your I-20/DS-2019 Email the Travel Signature Read more

OIS Special Office Hours & Closures

Friday, December 8 – 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Wednesday, December 13 – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Friday, December 15 – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Friday, December 22 – 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM December 25, 2017 – Closed for Christmas Holiday December 26, 2017 – Friday, Read more

Canadian runner, Kyra Constantine, sprints for the Olympic Rings

Canadian sprinter, Kyra Constantine, was on a mission and she set her sights on the University of Southern California. The 19-year-old sophomore made a decision years ago about the path she desired for her athletic career: to run track at an American University. During her younger years she played basketball, participated in karate, and ran Read more

Preda’s Prelude: The Rise of an Opera Aficionado

Can you sing in 21 different languages? This diva can. Strolling by the lakeside with her friends, 14- year-old Irena Preda’s gift was actualized. The Slovenian native did not know the power she possessed until this very day when her friends looked upon her in awe of the voice that had not been heard by Read more