OISS hosts a variety of events and programs for international students and scholars, from social hours to food festivals to visa and employment workshops.

OISS encourages you to get involved on campus by attending events such as those hosted by Arts & Lectures or the MultiCultural Center, or by joining a club (there are over 400 registered campus organizations here!).

Find more events by visiting Shoreline, UCSB's student engagement platform.

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this page to find our archive of our past events!

Download our Winter Events Calendar!

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Winter 2021 Events

Winter 2020 Events

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Gauch-Show Food Edition

OISS Special Virtual Program
GAUCH-SHOW: FOOD EDITION
WINTER 2021 | ALL OVER THE WORLD

First you showed us where you're living. Now we're ready to see what you're eating! The Gauch-Show series continues with Gauch-Show: Food Edition. Food is a big (and tasty) part of our cultures. Flavors, spices, and ingredients can represent a country's history, natural resources, or its citizens.

We welcome students to share their favorite local food, what it's called, and why they love it. Photo submissions are welcome, but if a picture doesn't do it justice, feel free to record a video. All submissions will be shared with our campus community, so please be mindful of what you upload; all submissions should result in a positive viewing experience.

Upload submissions to this DropBox folder. If you are not able to access Box, then please contact oissprograms@sa.ucsb.edu and we can help coordinate an upload on your behalf.

To view the submissions, click here.

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InTALKnational W21 Flyer Updated

International Student Advisory Board
InTALKnational
THURS, JAN 14 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM  |  RSVP For Zoom Link

Please join us on January 14th, 2021 at 7pm - 8:30pm PST for InTALKnational
InTALKnational is an event hosted by the International Advisory Board that seeks to gather data on college life and campus' inclusivity for international students. The data collected helps us and OISS have a better understanding on how to advocate for UCSB's international community. After answering questions, you will be able to join:

(1) Career Panel featuring International Alumni and Carol Huang, Career Counselor for Career Services;

(2) College Life Webinar for freshmen and transfer students interested in learning about UCSB's campus and college life;

(3) Game Room for people interested in getting to know other international students and have fun.

Make sure to RSVP by completing this form: https://bit.ly/3mEumrb

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Job Search Strategies for F-1 Students//Q&A

OISS + Career Services
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR F-1 STUDENTS // OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING: Question and Answer Session
WED JAN 27 |  10:00 - 11:00 AM (PST) (Rescheduled from January 20th)
Join OISS advisor, Cristina Carney, for a live Question and Answer Session following the viewing of “Job Search Strategies for F-1 Students” video. Please make sure to watch it in advance of this event so you can come prepared with your questions! You will have the opportunity to have your Optional Practical Training questions answered via live chat. Come ready to participate and learn from others. 

Important Note: This is a live Question and Answers Session to support the pre-recorded “Job Search Strategies for F-1 Students” video. Please view the entire video prior to logging in.

For Zoom link, click here!

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J-1 Student Employment Q&A

OISS + Career Services
J-1 STUDENT EMPLOYMENT: Question and Answer Session
WED FEB 24 |  10:00 - 10:30 AM (PST) 
Join OISS advisor, Madison Motoyasu, for a live Question and Answer session following the viewing of the “J-1 Student Employment Workshop” video. Please make sure to watch it in advance of this event so you can come prepared with your questions! You will have the opportunity to have your questions about on-campus and Academic Training options answered via live chat. Come ready to participate and learn from others. 

Important Note: This is a live Question and Answers Session to support the pre-recorded “J-1 Student Employment Workshop” video. Please view the entire video prior to logging in. 
For Zoom link, click here!
 

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Internships and Experiences for F-1 Students//Q&A

OISS + Career Services
INTERNSHIPS & EXPERIENCES FOR F1 STUDENTS // CURRICULAR PRACTICAL TRAINING: Question and Answer Session
WED MARCH 3 |  4:00 - 5:00 PM (PST) 
Join OISS advisor, Trevor Brandt, for a live Question and Answer Session following the viewing of “Internships and Experiences for F-1 International Students” video. Please make sure to watch it in advance of this event so you can come prepared with your questions! You will have the opportunity to have your Curricular Practical Training questions answered via live chat. Come ready to participate and learn from others. 

Important Note: This is a live Question and Answers Session to support the pre-recorded “Internships and Experiences for F-1 International Students” video. Please view the entire video prior to logging in.
 

For Zoom Link, click here!

Past Events Archive

Interested in seeing what kind of events we've hosted in the past? Some of them offer recordings so you can enjoy the content of a past event!