International Student and Scholar Services Update

This summer, International Student and Scholar Services is in the process of filling open staff positions on our team. While we are working with fewer staff members than usual, we are here to serve Tech's international student and scholar community and will respond to requests as soon as possible.  Email requests will receive priority info@oie.gatech.edu. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to serving you.  


Welcome! We're Glad You're Here!

Welcome to all F-1 and J-1 visa holders at Georgia Tech! Our mission is to serve as a resource and advocate for the large and diverse population of international students and scholars at Georgia Tech. We strive to create an environment where international students and scholars are able to make a well-integrated transition to Georgia Tech through diverse cultural, educational and leadership opportunities. Our goal is to be the model in building and maintaining an international community in a campus environment with the aim to create lifelong global leaders.

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EMAIL: info@oie.gatech.edu

Walk-in Hours:
Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri
1:00pm-4:30pm
 
*No walk-ins on Wednesdays until further notice.
 
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ISSS News

  • SEVP Portal Launch Coming Soon

    On March 23, 2018, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will launch the SEVP Portal. The portal is a tool that F-1 students on Post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) or STEM OPT can choose to use to report changes.
  • Changes to OIE Walk-in Advising, Effective Immediately!

    Due to significant changes to OIE’s International Student & Scholar staffing, International Student Advisors will not be available for walk-in advising on Wednesday afternoons (1pm- 4:30pm) effective immediately through the end of May.
  • USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Option for Fees

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will now accept credit card payments for filing most of its forms.
  • The Government Shutdown's Impact on Immigration

    On January 20, 2018, the federal government entered into a partial shutdown following Congress’s failure to reach an agreement to continue funding the federal government. Immigration processes are expected to be impacted by the shutdown.
  • SCOTUS Decision Authorizes the U.S. Government to Enforce Travel Restrictions

    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) stayed preliminary injunctions that had partially blocked the (partial or full) travel restrictions on entry to the U.S.

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Critical Updates

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Upcoming Events

  • Thu Jun 28

    Midsummer Holiday

    Tech Walkway 1:00 pm

    Midsummer is a celebration of the summer solstice with traditions routed in northern European culture. This event takes our summer series to Germany. In honor of this holiday, we will have pretzels and lemonade on Tech walkway for all to enjoy.

    grad friendly event! add to calendar 2018-06-28T13:00:00-04:00 2018-06-28T15:00:00-04:00 America/New_York Midsummer Holiday Midsummer is a celebration of the summer solstice with traditions routed in northern European culture. This event takes our summer series to Germany. In honor of this holiday, we will have pretzels and lemonade on Tech walkway for all to enjoy. Tech Walkway
  • Wed Jul 11

    Tanabata Festival

    Tanabata is the Japanese Star Festival. Come and learn the Japanese art of paper folding and to follow the tradition of making a wish for this holiday.

    grad friendly event! add to calendar 2018-07-11T11:00:00-04:00 2018-07-11T13:00:00-04:00 America/New_York Tanabata Festival Tanabata is the Japanese Star Festival. Come and learn the Japanese art of paper folding and to follow the tradition of making a wish for this holiday. Student Center, Peachtree Room
  • Mon Jul 16

    Bastille Day

    In the last event of our summer series, we are celebrating the French “Fete Nationale” or, Bastille Day. We will have crepes with various toppings and coffee while supplies last. So be sure to stop by and enjoy a delicious crepe!

    grad friendly event! add to calendar 2018-07-16T10:00:00-04:00 2018-07-16T12:00:00-04:00 America/New_York Bastille Day In the last event of our summer series, we are celebrating the French “Fete Nationale” or, Bastille Day. We will have crepes with various toppings and coffee while supplies last. So be sure to stop by and enjoy a delicious crepe! Savant Building 211
  • Mon Aug 13

    How to Succeed as an F-1 Student (for Fall 2018 Admitted Students)

    All newly admitted F-1 students are required to attend this session. Students in attendance will learn about enrollment requirements, travel issues, working in the U.S (on and off-campus) and other relevant F-1 topics.

    grad friendly event! add to calendar 2018-08-13T09:00:00-04:00 2018-08-13T10:00:00-04:00 America/New_York How to Succeed as an F-1 Student (for Fall 2018 Admitted Students) All newly admitted F-1 students are required to attend this session. Students in attendance will learn about enrollment requirements, travel issues, working in the U.S (on and off-campus) and other relevant F-1 topics. D.M. Smith, Room 105
  • Tue Aug 14

    How to Succeed as an F-1 Student (for Fall 2018 Admitted Students)

    All newly admitted F-1 students are required to attend this session. Students in attendance will learn about enrollment requirements, travel issues, working in the U.S (on and off-campus) and other relevant F-1 topics.

    grad friendly event! add to calendar 2018-08-14T10:00:00-04:00 2018-08-14T11:00:00-04:00 America/New_York How to Succeed as an F-1 Student (for Fall 2018 Admitted Students) All newly admitted F-1 students are required to attend this session. Students in attendance will learn about enrollment requirements, travel issues, working in the U.S (on and off-campus) and other relevant F-1 topics. Student Success Center- Clary Theater
  • Wed Aug 15

    How to Succeed as an F-1 Student (for Fall 2018 Admitted Students)

    All newly admitted F-1 students are required to attend this session. Students in attendance will learn about enrollment requirements, travel issues, working in the U.S (on and off-campus) and other relevant F-1 topics.

    grad friendly event! add to calendar 2018-08-15T14:00:00-04:00 2018-08-15T15:00:00-04:00 America/New_York How to Succeed as an F-1 Student (for Fall 2018 Admitted Students) All newly admitted F-1 students are required to attend this session. Students in attendance will learn about enrollment requirements, travel issues, working in the U.S (on and off-campus) and other relevant F-1 topics. Student Success Center- Clary Theater