International Education Week (IEW) 2022 Calendar of Events, November 14-18

We are looking forward to International Education Week (IEW) 2022.  IEW is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.  We encourage the participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities.


The Graduate Center will be celebrating IEW 2022: Open for Opportunity with zoom events all throughout the week!  We are excited to share our IEW 2022 Calendar of Events!  Please join us as we celebrate international education and our international student community at the Graduate Center, CUNY!  #StudyWithUS


IEW 2022 Calendar of Events


Monday, November 14, 2022
The U.S. Job and Internship Search for International Students: What’s Different?
Monday, November 14
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Are you an international student interested in finding a job or internship in the United States?
Are you uncertain of how to navigate the job search process in the United States?

The job search process here is most likely very different from your home country.
Attend this workshop to gain the job search skills necessary to land a job in the U.S.!

During the webinar you will learn how to:

* Look for internships and jobs in the United States
* Write strong cover letters and resumes that get noticed by employers
* Build your professional network
* Understand U.S. workplace culture
* Practice job interview techniques

Sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development.

Link to webinar:


Life After F-1 and J-1 Student Status presented by Immigration Attorney Michael J. Goldstein 
Monday, November 14
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Are you an International Student interested in working in the U.S. after your F-1 or J-1 status ends?
Do you want to know more about the options available to you after your Post-Completion OPT or Academic Training employment authorization expires?  Do you want to learn more about the different employment based legal status options in the United States?

Attend the Life After F-1 and J-1 Status Webinar to learn important details about H1-B, O-1, TN and other employment based legal status options from an experienced immigration attorney, Michael J. Goldstein.

Michael J. Goldstein is a partner at Goldstein and Cheung LLP. Admitted to the New York state bar in 2010, Mr. Goldstein practices general immigration law, with a focus on EB1, EB2, academic institutions, extraordinary and professional nonimmigrant, and family and business immigrant petitions.  He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and NAFSA-Association of International Educators, among other organizations.   Mr. Goldstein is a frequent presenter on immigration law topics at professional conferences including NAFSA’s regional conferences and state meetings, as well as at college and university campuses throughout the NY Metropolitan area.

Sponsored by the Office of International Students

Link to webinar:


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop for F-1 Students
Tuesday, November 15
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Are you an F-1 international student about to complete your program of study at The Graduate Center or the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY?  Are you considering working in the United States after you complete your program of study?

Attend this webinar to learn about Post-Completion OPT and STEM OPT Extensions, a temporary employment authorization in the United States available to F-1 students. During the workshop you will learn how OPT and STEM OPT may be utilized after graduation and the application process.


Sponsored by the Office of International Students

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Adjusting to Life in a New City: How to Make the Most of Your Time in NYC
Tuesday, November 15
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Moving to a new city can be stressful and often requires you to adjust to a new way of life. This is especially true for a city like New York, which is exciting but also very hectic, and which can feel intimidating at first.

In this webinar we will share tips and resources that will help you thrive in New York City. We will cover a wide range of topics, from how to reduce your commuting time on the subway to how to get discounted Broadway tickets and how to contact local immigrant communities. We will also leave time for participants to ask questions and share the specific challenges they are facing.


This workshop is not limited to students who just moved to New York: anyone who is looking for ways to connect with the city is welcome to attend and will likely find out about at least one new resource to take advantage of.

Sponsored by the Office of International Students

Link to webinar:


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Fulbright US Student Program Information Session
Wednesday, November 16
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships abroad for one academic year to graduate students, young professionals, scientists, and artists. Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research, or English teaching in schools or universities abroad. Each year approximately 1,600 Americans traveling to more than 140 countries receive support from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Attend the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Webinar to learn about the types of grants available, eligibility requirements, and the deadlines to apply. Come to the information session to learn more about the program and to meet the Fulbright Program Adviser at The Graduate Center.

To be eligible for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program you must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application.

Sponsored by The Provost’s Office.

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Understanding NYSHIP
Thursday, November 17
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The New York State Health Insurance Program/Student Employee Health Plan (NYSHIP/SEHP) is a comprehensive health insurance program available to CUNY PhD Students working as Graduate Assistants or in certain Adjunct titles.  The “Understanding NYSHIP” Webinar will explain the benefits available through NYSHIP and answer your questions about coverage under the plan.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs

Link to webinar:

Empowering International Students in a Challenging Sociocultural Climate
Thursday, November 17
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Facilitators: Dr. Vivi W. Hua & Elisa Cameron-Niang, LMHC

This webinar aims to provide a space for international students to come together and reflect on their experiences in the U.S. both on and off campus. We will highlight recent global events as well as common interpersonal and cross-cultural situations where students tend to feel unheard or unseen. The workshop will provide students with tools as they seek to empower and advocate for themselves under these challenging circumstances.


Vivi Wei-Chun Hua, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and a success coach for international students. Elisa Cameron-Niang, LMHC, is a clinical psychology doctoral student at The City College of New York and licensed mental health counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families.


Register in advance here for this webinar:

You will need to use your GC or School of Journalism email address in order to get confirmation to join this workshop:–pqTIiE9X01pbuwOfTJI2q3aRTq7mC

Sponsored by The Wellness Center


Friday, November 18, 2022


Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Off-Campus Employment Information Session for International Students
Friday, November 18
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Are you an F-1 international student enrolled in a program of study at the Graduate Center or the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY? Are you considering working off-campus (Non-CUNY) in either a paid or unpaid position while you are enrolled in your program of study?

Attend the Curricular Practical Training Information Webinar for International Students to learn about Curricular Practical Training (CPT), a temporary off-campus employment authorization in the United States available to eligible F-1 students. During the workshop you will learn how CPT may be utilized before graduation, eligibility criteria, types of employment allowed, regulatory deadlines, and how to apply.


Sponsored by the Office of International Students

Link to webinar:


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