- Join OIS in celebrating International Education all month long!
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State & U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. The Office of International Affairs expands the initiative to the whole month of November to celebrate international education at NC State. All eight of our units have exciting events, workshops and activities planned throughout November. For more information, please visit this Full Calendar of Events
- Study Abroad Photo Contest
- International Coffee and Tea
- Peace Corps Information Session
- Global Issues Seminar
- Citizenship Ceremony & 10th Annual Passport Fair
- November 20th @ Hunt Library
- Social Security Administration not processing SSn Applications
Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, Social Security field offices cannot issue new or replacement Social Security cards. For more information, please visit this website. At this time these are the details we have available but you should visit the website periodically for updates.
- Registration is now open for Thesis and Dissertation Support Services' (TDSS) remaining fall events!
Registration for each event closes 24 hours before it begins. Every event so far has filled to capacity with a waiting list, so be sure and register today. For more information about TDSS and for detailed descriptions of the workshop, visit http://go.ncsu.edu/tdss_reg.
- "Planning for Your Dissertation Defense" Oct. 25 at noon
- "Writing a Dissertation Proposal" Oct. 28 at 2pm
- "Dissertation 101 for Doctoral Students" Nov. 15 at 2pm
- "Writing Your Dissertation in 15 Minutes a Day" Nov. 19 at noon
New Automated I-94 Process
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun a new I-94 process. International students and scholars may not be issued a paper I-94 when entering the US. International students and scholars will need to print their i-94 themselves by visiting the CBP I-94 Retrieval web page. More information about the new I-94 process and which ports of entry will stop issuing paper I-94s can be found on the CBP web page.
It has been brought to our attention that a very sophisticated scam is targeting international students in eastern US. A student was contacted by someone claiming to work for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and was informed that their I-94 card is incorrect and that he/she needs to either leave the country or pay a large fee. IF YOU RECEIVE A SIMILAR CALL, PLEASE CONTACT THE OIS OR CAMPUS POLICE IMMEDIATELY. To read more about similar issue, learn how to avoid scams or report them, please visit: http://www.uscis.gov/avoidscams
New minimum student insurance requirements
International students are eligible to waive out of the Student Blue plan. As this is a system-wide required plan with a waiver option, international students may be able to waive out of the Student Blue plan if proof of suitable alternate coverage can be provided. For the Fall 2013 semester, all waivers must be processed by September 10th.
Minimum alternate insurance requirements for international students are as follows:
- Provide $50,000 per accident or illness
- Provide coinsurance of at least 80% for in-network services
- Provide a policy year deductible no greater than $500
- Provide maximum of $7,500 for repatriation of remains to the home country & a minimum of $10,000 for medical evacuation to the home country