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Newsletter Archives

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.

Fall 2014 - Regulatory updates, statistics, cultural activities and more!

Spring 2014 - Lots of employment, regulatory updates, cultural information, as well as programs for international students and scholars

 Fall 2013 - Job search tips, Rice international statistics, regulatory updates, Korean Fulbright experience, cultural activities, safety tips and more!

 Spring 2013 - International Education Week, Mentorship Program, New I-94 process, Winter Events Centennial celebrations, Tax information, regulatory updates (CBP changes, SSA updates, DPS updates),and more!

Fall 2012 - Centennial celebrations, communication workshops, regulatory updates (CBP changes, SSA updates, DPS updates), OPT updates, Cultural activities, Health Insurance tips and more! 

Spring 2012  - Fire safety, OPT (STEM and Cap Gap), IEW, J student visa reminders, International Ladies Network, GICN, DPS updates, J insurance requirements, Job help, Tax information, Recap on Winter Events, Tips for if you get into a car accident, REAP International, QPR training, and Immigration Updates

Fall 2011  - Favorite places in Houston, 2nd Annual Footbal Tailgate and Clinic (with video!), Introduction of New OISS Staff, Culture Fair 2011, Regulatory Updates, Updating Your Address in ESTHER, Email Scams about Taxes, REAP, OISS Free English Classes, International Delegations, Ladies Networking Luncheon, Graduate International Corner, Undergrad International Corner, Upcoming Events

Spring 2011   - Culture of Mentorship, Insurance Policy Update, SEVIS, Texas Driver's License, Taxes, IEW, Culture of Care, New OISS Responsibility: Delegations, Globalization from a Young Age

Fall 2010  - Football Tailgate and Clinic, OISS Blog, Work Authorization, Socializing with Americans, Squash, Boniuk Center

Spring 2010  - Haiti Fundraising Efforts, Immigration Updates, International Education Week, Tax Tips, Immigration Clearance Checks, New Faces in OISS

Fall 2009 - Summer & Winter Events, Immigration and Legal Updates, First-Year Student Programs, English Classes, REAP, VIP, Wellness Center

Spring 2009- Hurricane Ike Fundraiser, IEW and Winter Events Recap, Summer Job Opportunities, Taxes, J-1 updates, Immigration Reminders, Spring Events

Fall 2008- Olympics, New faces in OISS, OPT and Cap Gap Updates, Regulatory updates, REAP, Safety, Cultural Adjustment

Spring 2008 - Regulatory updates, VIP website, IEW Recap, Cultural Adjustment

Fall 2007 - Immigration changes, Compliance issues, new programs available to internationals at Rice, Continuing Orientation Program, ILCF.

Spring 2007 - New J-1 Rule, frequently asked questions, International Education Week, tax information, new DPS requirements.

Fall 2006 - Immigration updates, REAP International Program, Compliance issues, programs available to internationals at Rice.

Spring 2006 - International Education Recap; Emergency preparation; Car shopping; Tax preparation & more

Fall 2005 - Hurricane relief efforts, Immigration updates, REAP International Program, Tax Resources, programs available to internationals at Rice.
Rice World Extra

Spring 2005 - Tsunami in South Asia: Past, Present, and Future; New Social Security Rules for F-1 Students; Taxes Made Easier & more.

Fall 2004 - U.S. Traditions Represented in Fall Holidays; Visiting a Local School; What Information is Reported & Tracked by SEVIS?; Traveling on a Nonimmigrant Visa, J-1 Highlights & more

Spring 2004 - Friendship Between an American and an International Student; Travel Warning; Crisis & Emergency; International Education Week 2003 & more.

Fall 2003 - Visa Stamp Vs. Visa Status; International Education Week 2003; U.S. Embassy or Consulate Checklist; EAD--Employment Authorization Filing for F-1 and J-2; International Student Enrollment; Graduate Loan Closet & more.

Spring 2003 - Culture Fair 2003; Tax Reminders; Address Laws; New Face in the OISS; Important Immigration Information; What is SEVIS? & more.

Fall 2002 - International Fellowships; Volunteers of Airport Arrival Hospitality; Visa Issuance and Delays; Tips from the OISS Staff to Rice Internationals; Helpful Websites for Changing Laws; Changes to the DPS Identification Requirements & more.