Welcome to the Office of International Students  

(Part of the Division of Academic Support and Student Affairs)

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE WALK-IN HOURS, WORKSHOPS & EBOLA INFORMATION:

DOCUMENTS FOR CPT, OPT AND OTHER REQUESTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THE OIS FRONT COUNTER.  FOR STUDENTS WHO CANNOT LEAVE WORK, YOU MAY FAX TO:  973-596-5450.

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The Office of International Students is the primary university resource and focal point for international student services. The Office provides international students with comprehensive, on-going assistance in all matters related to maintaining valid immigration status. It oversees and offers a range of programs and services, throughout the year, to ease the student adjustment to the NJIT community.

    In addition to orientation programs prior to the beginning of each semester, the Office provides updated information and advice regarding the complex ever-changing federal regulations. Other services include:

  •     Tax preparation workshops

  •     Work permission and practical training recommendations (CPT & OPT)

  •     Travel and dependents' documents

  •     Full time certification letters, visit letters and commencement letters

  •     Social Security and banking referral letters.

Also, the Office administers and coordinates the university’s exchange program.

Note:     The Office of International Students does not handle admissions applications or decisions. Kindly direct your inquiries regarding your admission status to admissions@njit.edu or call the Office of University Admissions at 973-596-3300.

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WORKSHOPS FOR FALL 2014 & SPRING 2015

WORKSHOPS -  2014                                  DATE              TIME                 LOCATION

Optional Practical Training (OPT): September 24 3:00-4:30pm Cullimore Lecture Hall I
October 20 3:00-4:30pm Ballroom B
November 11 2:00-3:30pm GITC 1100
December 1 2:00-3:30pm Ballroom A
CAP GAP October 8 3:00-4:30pm CLH I
Road to the Green Card October 30 2:30-4:30pm Ballroom B
Study Abroad Fair November 12 2:30 - 4:30pm Ballroom A
Study Abroad Pre-departure November 19 2:30 - 4:30pm Fenster 190

WORKSHOPS - 2015

J-1 Student Orientation January 15 1:00-3:00pm Fenster 190
OPT January 27 2:00-3:30pm CLH 3
OPT February 10 2:00-3:30pm TBD
Immigration Options March 2 10:00am - 12:00pm TBD
  (Appointments with Art) March 2 1:00 - 4:00pm Fenster 190
  (Appointment with Art) March 3 10:00am - 4:00pm Fenster 190
OPT March 12 2:00 - 3:30pm TBD
OPT April 21 2:00 - 3:30pm TBD
OPT May 4 2:00 - 3:30pm TBD

                                                                                    For those applying for OPT:

•  If you are completing your program this semester, you MUST attend one workshop.

•  Applications for OPT MUST reach the Vermont Service Center and be receipted within 30 days of the signature of the international   student advisor on page 3 of the OPT I-20.

•  Your paperwork will be processed only after you have attended a workshop.

•  Please bring your most recent I-20 and passport to the workshop.

•  USCIS processing times can reach 90 days. Plan accordingly. In other words, APPLY AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.  However, if you have any doubts about completing your program, please see an international student advisor FIRST before applying for OPT.

•  The workshops begin promptly. Please be considerate to your fellow students and OIS staff and do not arrive late

REMINDER:  Form I-765 Application fee for OPT is $380.

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ORIENTATION - SPRING 2015

(all sessions are mandatory)

January 13, 2015 - Day 1:  (7:30am - 4:30pm) - Campus Center - 2nd floor

January 14, 2015 - Day 2:  (8:00am - 1:00pm) - Kupfrian JimWise Theater

February 10, 2015 - Striving & Thriving @ NJIT (a follow-up to Orientation)  -  (11:30am - 1:00pm)  - Campus Center Atrium

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Walk in Hours:

Wednesday, November 5         (9-11:30am  &  1-3:30pm)

Wednesday, November 12        (9-11:30am  &  1-3:30pm)

Wednesday, November 19        (9-11:30am  &  1-3:30pm)

Wednesday, November 26        (9-11:30am  &  1-3:30pm)

TRAVEL REMINDER:  If you are traveling, page 3 of your current I-20 must be signed by OIS.  The signature is valid for 6 months.  NOTE:  You must be enrolled in classes.

EBOLA INFORMATION

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Student Health Services (SHS) would like to share the following information with our international students or those studying abroad.  The World Health Organization  (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak to be an international emergency.  However, it has not classified it as a pandemic (epidemic of infectious disease). At this time, the New Jersey Department of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued advisories which NJIT Student Health Services is closely monitoring.

 For students who are travelling from any of the countries in West Africa at high risk, we do advise that you review the information you received at the time of your arrival into the US at the airport.

• The CDC advises students and all travelers to follow the monitoring guidelines.  The guidelines are based on your level of risk. 

• If you have no risk you will not be asked to do any monitoring.

• If you are in the at risk categories you will be required to be monitored.( http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/advice-for-colleges-universities-and-students-about-ebola-in-west-africa)

o You may be sked to monitor yourself and /or check-in with the local Health Department.

o You are to contact the NJIT Student Health Services at 973-596-3621 upon arrival on the NJIT campus, so we can review the monitoring plan.

o If you are ask to either self-monitor or report to the local Health Department for 21 days, we will require that you adhere to the plan. 

Symptoms of Ebola typically include:

• Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)

• Severe headache

• Muscle pain

• Weakness

• Diarrhea

• Vomiting

• Abdominal (stomach) pain

• Lack of appetite

Some patients may experience:

• Rash

• Red eyes

• Hiccups

• Cough

• Sore throat

• Chest pain

• Difficulty breathing

• Difficulty swallowing

• Unexplained bleeding inside and outside of the body

If you experience any of those symptoms during the 21-day period after your arrival, contact the representative from the Local Health Department by phone as soon as possible at the number provided to you.  If you can not reach that person, you may can call NJIT SHS at 973-596-3621. If it is after hours and we are not available, call NJIT Public Safety at 973-596-3111. We advise that you not come directly to SHS or go to any other health care facility before calling us to receive advice on how to access urgent medical care.  This precaution is required because:

• If you are possibly contagious, you will not put others at risk while you are traveling to the medical care facility.

• If you need transport to the nearest medical facility by ambulance, you will be required to let health care providers know that you have travelled from an Ebola Virus Disease high-risk area.

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OIS Contact#:   973-596-2451 

Email:  international.students@njit.edu

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