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1 International Student Check-in Fall Semester 2013 Presented by: Office of International Services (OIS) NC STATE UNIVERSITY

2 The Office of International Services  320 Daniels Hall  Open Monday-Friday, 8AM – 5PM  Contact us! Appointments, phone, walk-ins or  Walk-ins 2-3 pm daily NC STATE UNIVERSITY

3 New Students: Orientation Events  Immunization: Must schedule appointment with Student Health Services.  Information Fair : Thursday, 1/3, 12-3 PM, Talley Student Center Ballroom  Orientation Day (Mandatory) : Friday, 1/4, 8 AM-5 PM, Talley Student Center  Student Success Session (Mandatory): TBA  Welcome Party: TBA NC STATE UNIVERSITY Schedule using OIS On-line

4 WHO WILL YOU FIND IN OIS?  Elizabeth James- Director  Thomas Greene - Associate Director  Derrick Lovick - Information Technologist  Kelia Hubbard - Assistant Director  Michael Shurer- Student/Scholar Advisor  Lauren Ball - Programs Coordinator  Stacy Telligman - Undergraduate Student Advisor  Hillary Stoker- Front Desk Manager  Katarina Pantic - Communication Specialist  Nicole Bouchard- Advising Intern NC STATE UNIVERSITY

5 New Student Checklist □ Immigration Overview □ Social Security number □ Health Insurance □ Immunizations □ Bank Account and Driver’s License □ Student ID Card □ Housing and Food □ Registration & Tuition □ OIS Programs NC STATE UNIVERSITY

6 1.Have a valid and unexpired I-20 / DS Update your I-20 / DS-2019 to reflect any changes in program level, major, or funding or transfers to/from new schools. Top Ten Tips for Maintaining Student Status ALWAYS ALWAYS! NC STATE UNIVERSITY

7 3.Have a valid passport. 4.Maintain good academic standing per University policies and be a full- time student except during an eligible vacation semester: ent/enrollment.php ent/enrollment.php ALWAYS! Full-time: 9 credits for graduate students 12 credits for undergraduate students Limit DE/Online courses to one course / 3 credits max Top Ten Tips for Maintaining Student Status NC STATE UNIVERSITY

8 ALWAYS! Top Ten Tips for Maintaining Student Status 5. Report address changes (local and permanent) in MyPack Portal. For local address updates make sure to select “physical” address: ysicalAddressImage.jpg ysicalAddressImage.jpg NC STATE UNIVERSITY

9 ALWAYS! Example of an international student working off-campus. Hopefully he was first authorized by OIS and/or USCIS! Top Ten Tips for Maintaining Student Status 6. Refrain from working off campus, unless first authorized by OIS. 7.Work less than 20 hours/week on campus* while school is in session.  If you’re a ½ time TA/RA*, you’re already considered to be working 20 hours per week.  Not every company located on Centennial Campus is considered “On-Campus” employment. NC STATE UNIVERSITY

10 Authorization for on-campus employment All J-1 Students are legally required to have specific written employment authorization from their J-1 Sponsor for any form of employment – including on Campus employment. □Students whose program sponsor is OIS can request on-campus employment authorization in one year increment by submitting the J-1 Student On-Campus Employment Authorization Request form: □Students who are sponsored by another institution or agency (e.g IIE) must request authorization from that sponsor. Important! NC STATE UNIVERSITY

11 8.If you plan to leave and reenter the U.S. during your program have your I-20/DS-2019 signed by an OIS advisor before leaving the U.S. Top Ten Tips for Maintaining Student Status NC STATE UNIVERSITY

12 I-94 Card

13 Visa Stamp

14 9.Review the OIS website for important updates AND read all messages sent to you by OIS: Remember: friends are friends - they are not immigration advisors! Always consult OIS when you have questions about your visa status. Top Ten Tips for Maintaining Student Status NC STATE UNIVERSITY

15 Social Security number  Needed for U.S.-based employment.  Only available if visa category permits employment and with employment offer.  No sooner than 10 days after entering the U.S. (and 5 days after OIS Check-in) visit Social Security Office. Processing can take several weeks.  SSn is yours for life.  The Social Security Administration will be on campus to accept SSN applications. Date and time TBA. Schedule using OIS On-line NC STATE UNIVERSITY Schedule using OIS On-line

16 Taxes  If employed on campus, contact Non-resident tax specialist Michelle Anderson: ,  She can “save you money”  ployees.asp ployees.asp ployees.asp   Michelle Anderson will be in Daniels Hall.  Date and time TBA. NC STATE UNIVERSITY Schedule using OIS On-line

17 Type of Insurance The importance of Insurance Insurance is needed to provide protection from financial setback that can arise from an auto accident to a major illness or even a home fire. Taking out insurance policies help against the possibility of losing everything and suffering financial ruin.  Health Insurance  Car insurance  Rental insurance

18 Health Insurance  All F-1 and J-1 students are required and automatically enrolled to purchase health insurance administered by Pearce and Pearce (unless eligible for a waiver):  Graduate students with GSSP Research/Teaching Assistantship are automatically exempted from purchasing Pearce and Pearce insurance on a semester-by-semester basis.  New students should complete enrollment (on-line), find a doctor, and familiarize themselves with their insurance plan and US health care BEFORE they need to visit a doctor: □ NC STATE UNIVERSITY

19 Healthcare in the U.S.: Hospital vs. Clinic Hospital  Emergencies (for which you might call “911”)  Outpatient Surgeries  Inpatient Surgeries Clinic  Routine checks/visits  Shots  Physicals NC STATE UNIVERSITY

20  Affordable  Accessible  Counseling  Pharmacy  Awareness  Vaccinations  Health workshops NC State Student Health Services NC STATE UNIVERSITY

21 Other Things to Do Other things to do before school starts:  Open a bank account (Wachovia on Hillsborough and Bank of America on Oberlin and Clark do not require an SSn)  Obtain a North Carolina State ID card or driver’s license (No sooner than 10 days after entering the U.S. and 5 days after OIS Check-in): □ □  If you are a TA or RA, please check in with your department as soon as possible NC STATE UNIVERSITY

22 Student ID Card  Talley Student Center: Hours: 8am-5pm NC STATE UNIVERSITY  Library privileges  Access to Carmichael Gym and many athletic events  “AllCampus” account allows you to use card at NC State dining and food services: ing/allcampus/index.html ing/allcampus/index.html

23 Transportation NC State students ride FREE on area public transportation!  Wolfline (NC State bus line)  CAT (Raleigh bus line)  TTA (Triangle bus line) NC STATE UNIVERSITY Order your GoPass online starting July 18 th ! *Passes will also be distributed at The International Student Info Fair, August 9, p.m., Talley Student Center and Dining's Welcome Back Wolfpack event in the Fountain Dining Courtyard, August 15, from p.m.

24 Housing and Food  NC State Housing: University Housing, Residence Halls, University Apartments, Living and Learning Villages, Off- campus Housing life/housing/index.php life/housing/index.php  Food: Dining Halls, AllCampus Network, University Meal Plans life/food/index.php life/food/index.php NC STATE UNIVERSITY

25 See the cashier’s office for information about tuition deadlines Fulbright or other Government sponsored students bring their sponsorship letter to the Cashiers office Harris Hall (919) Tuition must be paid by 1/11/2013 NC STATE UNIVERSITY Finances

26 OIS Programs ois/programs/ 320 Daniels Hall (919)  Breaking Bread  English Conversation Club  Int. Friendship Program  Culture Corps  iM.O.M.  ISSERV NC STATE UNIVERSITY

27 Breaking Bread ois/programs/ 320 Daniels Hall (919) Share a meal with an American Family! NC STATE UNIVERSITY

28 ois/programs/ 320 Daniels Hall (919)  Tuesday & Thursday – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Port City Java, College of Textiles  Friday – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Daniels Hall, Room 216 English Conversation Club NC STATE UNIVERSITY

29 ois/programs/ 320 Daniels Hall (919)  Form lasting friendships with NC State students!  Get together at least once a month to get coffee or dinner, watch a movie, go shopping or anything else! International Friendship Program NC STATE UNIVERSITY

30 ois/programs/ 320 Daniels Hall (919) Share your culture, customs, holidays, food, music and more with local classrooms, businesses and organizations! Culture Corps NC STATE UNIVERSITY

31 ois/programs/ 320 Daniels Hall (919)  The Spouse Club of NC State University  Make new friends, learn about American traditions, culture, cooking and more! i.M.O.M. (International Moms or Mates) NC STATE UNIVERSITY

32 ois/programs/ 320 Daniels Hall (919)  International students and scholars engaged in reaching out and volunteering  Use your time, energy and skills to make a difference I-SSERV NC STATE UNIVERSITY

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34 Welcome to NC State University! Go Wolfpack!


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