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OISS publishes the Rice World newsletter each semester for the Rice international population. The newsletter typically includes a lot of information on regulatory updates, employment, as well as cultural activities and upcoming events.
Click on the cover to read the current Fall 2020 Newsletter!
You may also read some of our previous Newsletters available below.
Spring 2020 - Tough question and honest answers, H-1B quick guide, International Education Week, and much more!
Fall 2019 - OPT pitfalls and reporting requirements, taxes, getting around Houston without a car, and much more!
Spring 2019 - Practical tips from Immigration Lawyers, J Visa health insurance requirements, Global Scholars Program, and much more!
Fall 2018 - SEVP Portal, OISS hospitality programs, immigration updates, and much more!
Spring 2018 - International Education Week, regulatory updates, information on scams, maintaining your status, other helpful resources, and much more!
Fall 2017 - Hurricane Harvey, regulatory updates, favorite hangouts from the OISS staff, other helpful resources, and much more!
Spring 2017 - Immigration updates, cultural information, new OISS logos, and much more!
Fall 2016 - Regulatory updates, special reminders, cultural programming activities, work authorization updates and resources, J immigration updates/reminders.
Spring 2016 - Immigration changes, pre-completion OPT, tax filing, International Education Week, Winter Events, and more!
Fall 2015 - New SEVIS requirements, work authorization requirements, special updates for dependents of international students and scholars, J visa updates, cultural activities, REAP program.
Spring 2015 - Important regulatory changes to J program, taxes, cultural activities, trainings.