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•  International Student Services Newsletter

            Spring 2011 Newsletter

            Fall 2010 Newsletter

•  USCIS 2010 Final Fee Rule: Filing fees adjusted for immigration applications and petitions

•  On-Campus Housing is now available for Graduate Students. For more information visit Residence Life



• Tax Preparation Workshop - All international students must attend

             Form 8843

             Form 1040-NR & Form 1040 NR-EZ

             Wednesday, February 23, 2011
             5 p.m.– 7 p.m.
             CAS 118

All international students who were present in the U.S. during 2010 must file a 2010 income tax form by April 18, 2011. To do so, it is important that you have all of the necessary forms, such as the W-2 form provided by your employer, if applicable.

The workshop will cover general tax information, review of Internal Revenue Service policies and procedures, and an explanation of tax forms. Please RSVP by February 21, 2011 by emailing or calling 908-737-0350.


•  Kean University Campus Events

         International Education Week , November 14 - 18, 2011

         For additional information please: visit

         Picture Gallery International Education Week 2009

Gene & Shelly Enlow Recital Hall


•  ISS Mentorship Program

       October 2011

The International Student Services Mentorship Program is designed to assist freshmen students in making a successful start in college. Mentoring is a learning method based on one-to-one communication between a highly experienced professional or peer and the student. It is a powerful tool aimed to achieve social and cultural understanding and personal growth.


•  Kean University 2011-2012 Scholarships

Kean University Scholarship Application and accompanying list of scholarships


•  Career Fair

              April 6, 2011
             1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
             CAS Building

The Career Development and Advancement Office is inviting all students to attend the Career Fair. Employers are offering full-time and part-time positions. Professional attire is mandatory. Resumes are encouraged.

To make an appointment with a career specialist, call (908) 737-0320 or email For more information visit their website:


•  F-1 to H1-B Transition Workshop

Coming soon!

Come and learn how to transition from the end of your F-1 status to the beginning of your H-1B status. International Student Services has organized an H-1B workshop to be conducted by an experienced immigration attorney. We will be addressing topics related to the new regulations regarding 29-month OPT.


•  OPT Information Workshop

            Wednesday, April 20, 2011
            2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
            CAS 118

Come and learn how to transition from the end of your current degree program to working off-campus. International Student Services has organized an Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshop to be conducted by your international advisor and designated school official, Mrs. Lilliam Hodge-Banner. We will be addressing current topics related to OPT and the new regulations regarding 29-month OPT for STEM degree programs.

RSVP to let us know if you are attending by April 13, 2011 by sending an email to Please write OPT WORKSHOP in the subject line.

OPT Application Package

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