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!

Download our Fall Events Calendar!

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Fall 2020 Calendar of Events

 

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Culture Shock Flyer

Welcome to UCSB. 
ARE YOU AN IMPOSTER? MENTAL HEALTH AND CULTURE SHOCK FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

TUES, OCT 13 |  6:00 - 7:30 PM |  ZOOM (RSVP Required)

“Are you an imposter?” is a webinar dedicated to all international students, both graduate and undergraduate, here at UCSB. During the webinar, two graduate students, two undergraduate students, and a CAPS representative will be talking about topics involving mental health well-being for the international student body as well as topics involving cultural shock.

RSVP for the Zoom link!

This event is co-hosted by OISS, the Associated Students Public and Mental Health Commission (PMHC) and Graduate Division.

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OPT Workshop

OISS + Career Services
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES: OPT WORKSHOP
TUES, OCT 13 |  4:00 - 5:00 PM |  ZOOM (RSVP Required)

Learn effective strategies to navigate your post-graduation job search as an F-1 international student. You will learn how to identify employment opportunities and understand employer expectations. You'll also get a brief overview of Optional Practical Training (OPT) and be able to ask questions. This workshop is a collaboration between Career Services and the Office of International Students & Scholars.

Register on Handshake for the Zoom Link!

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Maximizing Your LinkedIn

OISS + Career Services + GSRC
MAXIMIZING LINKEDIN FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH: FOR SCHOLARS & POSTDOCS
WED, OCT 14 |  12:00 - 1:00 PM |  ZOOM (RSVP Required)

Eighty-seven percent of U.S. employers use LinkedIn as part of their hiring process, from recruiting and networking to ensuring that a potential hire is a good fit for the company. If you are considering entering the US job market any time soon, a complete and compelling LinkedIn profile is a must-have. Come learn how to maximize this tool in order to look for jobs, network with potential employers, and connect with others in the professional domain. 

This event is for international scholars and postdocs.

RSVP for the Zoom Link!

Hosted by OISS, Career Services, and the Graduate Student Resource Center.

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CPT Workshop

OISS + Career Services
CPT WORKSHOP: INTERNSHIPS & EXPERIENCES 
TUES, NOV 3 |  4:00 - 5:00 PM |  ZOOM (RSVP Required)

Learn about the best tips, strategies, and resources that can help you land an internship and gain experiences while studying as an international student at UCSB. We’ll go over the basics of an internship, additional ways to gain experience, and an overview of Curricular Practical Training (CPT). This workshop is a collaboration between Career Services and the Office of International Students & Scholars.

This event is for F-1 international students.

Register on Handshake for the Zoom Link!

Hosted by OISS and Career Services.

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OISS IdentiTEAs flyer

OISS + RCSGD
IdentiTEAs: INTERNATIONAL
WED, NOV 4 |  6:00 - 8:00 PM |  ZOOM

The IdentiTEA series are a social and intimate space for identifying students to have a discussion about their experiences and to bring to light issues affecting the queer and trans communities.

Hosted by OISS and the Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity.

Join live via Zoom: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/98545088223

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Embodied Consciousness Flyer

International Education Week
INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EMBODIED CONSCIOUSNESS & WELLNESS
Part 1: Reversing "Mind Over Matter"

MON, NOV 16 |  2:00 - 3:30 PM |  ZOOM (RSVP Required)

In this workshop facilitators will discuss how society and our unique cultural experiences may teach us to ignore our body's basic signals like hunger, tiredness, thirst, need for play, and the desire to move. In this workshop, we will explore how to begin "de-programming" by listening to the body. We will also discuss culture shock and its effects on our bodies and minds.

Hosted by OISS, CAPS, and the Graduate Student Resource Center.

RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting information!

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COVID-19

International Education Week
CONSCIOUS CONVERSATIONS: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXPERIENCES DURING COVID-19
TUES, NOV 17 |  5:00 - 6:30 PM |  ZOOM 

The Office of International Students and Scholars is thrilled to partner with UCSB’s Multicultural Center for a new event series: Conscious Conversations. Conscious Conversations offers an intimate space for informal conversations around a wide array of local and global current events. 

Join us in a candid conversation as we reflect back to December 2019 when Covid-19 began to spread around the world. Together we will look at the global and local response to the pandemic and the impacts felt by UCSB’s international community. Where were you as the pandemic crossed cultures and geopolitical borders? Come share your story and listen to others. This event is open to domestic and international students, staff and scholars with a special welcome to those who are far from home during COVID-19.

Hosted by OISS and the Multicultural Center (MCC).

Join live via Zoom: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/97045413655

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International LGBTQIA+ Panel Flyer

International Education Week
INTERNATIONAL LGBTQIA+ WEBINAR PANEL DISCUSSION
WED, NOV 18|  5:00 - 6:30 PM |  ZOOM 

Join the OISS and RCSGD for our special panel talking about LGBTQIA+ identities abroad, community-building, and the experiences of international LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty at UCSB.

Presented by OISS and the Resource Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity (RCSGD).

Join live via Zoom: https://ucsb.zoom.us/s/94829140075

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Academic Training

International Education Week
J-1 STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP:
FINDING AN INTERNSHIP FOR ACADEMIC TRAINING (AT)

THURS, NOV 19 |  4:00 - 5:00 PM |  ZOOM (RSVP Required)

Are you a J-1 bachelor's, master's, or doctoral student? Before you work on or off campus, you need employment authorization. Attend this workshop to learn how to protect your status and get the right employment authorizations. 

Hosted by OISS and Career Services.

Register on Handshake for the Zoom Link!

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!