International Student & Scholar Workshops

Optional Practical Training Workshops

*Lookout for an email from the ISSS office to update you on more information about future workshops.*

Learn about the process to apply for Optional Practical Training, as well as employment considerations and reporting requirements. Attendance at an OPT Workshop is mandatory for all students applying to OPT.

All workshops will begin at 4:30pm and and last until 6:00pm. You must arrive by 4:30pm.  If you are late, you will NOT be allowed to enter the workshop.  The location of the workshops is Cashion Academic Center Room 102.  Students must bring their I-20 with you to the Workshop.  Workshops will be held on the following days:

  • Wednesday, January 22

  • Thursday, January 23

  • Wednesday, February 12

  • Thursday, February 13

  • Wednesday, March 18: Cancelled

  • Thursday, March 19: Cancelled

  • Wednesday, April 15: Cancelled

  • Thursday, April 16: Cancelled

  • Tuesday, May 5: Cancelled

To register for an OPT Workshop, please click HERE.  You should also go to the OPT Policies and Procedures Page and review the policy and procedure before attending the workshop.  OPT Policies and Procedures Link

Please note that you are required to attend an OPT workshop during your last semester in order to be eligible to apply for OPT. You may attend a workshop earlier than this time, but only attendance at a workshop in your last semester will count for this requirement. Your request to apply for OPT will NOT be approved until after you have attended a workshop.   


H-1B Workshop

Come learn about the H-1B application process from an employee perspective including eligibility requirements, eligible occupations and timing concerns. Permanent Residency will also be discussed.

The Workshop will be posted at a later date.


Tax Workshops

Need help filing your taxes? Come to our Tax Workshop to learn more about important updates on changes in tax law, as well as how to use Sprintax, our office's free software for filing taxes as an F-1 or J-1 international student or scholar.

Workshops will be posted for the Spring Semester in January 2020.

Center for Global Engagement

Hankamer Academic Center, H 160.01
1428 S. 5th St.
Waco, TX 76798

One Bear Place #97012
Waco, TX 76798-7012

(254) 710-1461