News and Updates

Boo! It’s Halloween Season

You’ve probably seen carved pumpkins, fake skeletons, spider webs, ghosts and all types of scary decorations on campus and around Los Angeles since the beginning of October. Welcome to Halloween season! Many international students are experiencing their first Halloween in the United States this year. And while it may feel weird and spooky, we’re here Read more

Meet an OIS Advisor in OIS LIVE

OIS Advisors are available for one-on-one consultation in-person and via Zoom.  No appointment is necessary.  Please join no more than 15 minutes prior to the session end time. 

Important OPT Information for Fall 2021 Graduates

Updated 9/29/2021 As you prepare to apply for OPT with USCIS, OIS would like to clarify some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the OPT application process and filing Form I-765 with USCIS. Click here to review the OPT FAQs. For questions related to employment requirements while on OPT and other important FAQs, refer to the Read more

Community Safety Advisory: Burglary Prevention

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has received several reports of home burglaries where thieves have been able to enter students’ homes through unlocked doors. Some of these burglaries have happened while students were at home.  Please help DPS protect you and prevent burglaries by following the crime prevention tips below: Protect your home, apartment, Read more