Workshops, Trips, & Events

Life in Buffal - Niagara Falls

Events This Month

  • February 9, 2016

    Your F-1 Immigration Status: A Refresher

    Do you remember what it means to maintain your F-1 status? We will discuss course registration requirements, working on- and off-campus, domestic and international travel, your immigration documents and much more! Note: You must be on time for this session. Students who arrive after it has started will not be admitted.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=168045AE-BBA5-11E5-923C-EFE51E901024

  • February 9, 2016

    U.S. Army MAVNI Program for International Students: What You Should Know

    Some UB international students have expressed an interest in the U.S. Army MAVNI program, which is available to international students who are proficient in more than one language, have in-demand skills and are interested in expedited U.S. Citizenship. Program criteria include: 1) Legal residency in the U.S. for a minimum of two years without a single absence lasting longer than 90 days, 2) high school diploma, 3) qualifying scores on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), and 4) qualifying scores on a proficiency test in the student's native language. If the MAVNI program interests you, come find out everything you want to know about it.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=7EFB9B5E-C525-11E5-A262-EFE55DD31024

  • February 11, 2016

    Travel USA

    This workshop is geared toward inexperienced travelers who want to explore the U.S. while having fun, learning and sticking to a low budget. Participants will learn travel tips and tricks from experienced travelers.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=899D5A94-BBA6-11E5-B68C-EFE53B7D1024

  • February 15, 2016

    H-1B Visas: An Information Session for Students

    Would you like to know about work options after OPT? Come learn what an H-1 B visa is, who is eligible for it, what the steps are for obtaining an H-1B visa and so on.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=32B6C944-BBA7-11E5-B339-EFE547661024

  • February 19, 2016

    Your F-1 Immigration Status: A Refresher

    Do you remember what it means to maintain your F-1 status? We will discuss course registration requirements, working on- and off-campus, domestic and international travel, your immigration documents and much more! Note: You must be on time for this session. Students who arrive after it has started will not be admitted.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=E1035B4A-BBA5-11E5-A616-EFE52BA61024

  • February 22, 2016

    F-1 Employment Authorization: Curricular & Optional Practical Training

    Learn the differences between Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT), and how to apply for these F-1 employment authorization benefits. The 17-month OPT extension, travel restrictions and other concerns will be discussed as well.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=F0B20A5C-BBA8-11E5-BE66-EFE568BB1024

  • February 26, 2016

    “Terraferma” (“Dry Land”) (Italy, 2011)

    Ernesto is an elderly fisherman who lives on the Sicilian island of Linosa. Political and economic unrest in North Africa has caused a growing number of people to flee their country in the hopes of settling in Europe. The Sicilian government has firmly warned sailors not to pick up Africans attempting to enter the country illegally by boat. When Ernesto sees a young man and his pregnant mother drowning after fleeing a small boat, his conscience forces him to rescue them, and he and his family become unwitting criminals as they give the immigrant family a place to stay.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=783771E4-BEC2-11E5-B078-EFE580311024

  • March 2, 2016

    Income Tax Workshop (for nonresident filers)

    Learn about U.S. tax laws as they apply to F-1 and J-1 students who had been in the U.S. for five years or less in 2015 and J-1 scholars who had been in the U.S. for two years or less in 2015. Learn tax vocabulary, what tax forms you have to fill out, how to fill out those forms, if you are eligible for a tax treaty benefit, how to claim tax treaty benefits, what to do if Social Security and Medicare were withheld from your paycheck, and where to go for help if you have a question. Find out what you need to do to file an income tax return. We recommend that you bring your W-2 and 1042-S form(s) to the workshop. If you download federal (U.S. Government) tax forms 1040NR-EZ and 8843, and New York State tax forms IT-203 and IT-203B (available at www.buffalo.edu/intlservices/isss_tax.html) and bring them to the workshop, you can prepare your income tax return during the presentation.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=CB3C9F10-C442-11E5-AC2A-EFE573731024

  • March 7, 2016

    Appointing International Students: Immigration Documents, I-9 Requirements, Etc.

    Do you need to interpret immigration documents (passports, visas, I-20's, I-94's, DS-2019's) for your job? Do you need to determine if an international student is eligible to work at UB? Do you need to sign off on new student employees' I-9 forms? This workshop is specifically designed for staff members who must interpret immigration documents in order to process appointments and fulfill their job responsibilities.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=A046F1BE-C534-11E5-85B1-EFE5520F1024