Workshops, Trips, & Events

Life in Buffal - Niagara Falls

Events This Month

  • March 6, 2015

    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=0DC874AC-AAFA-11E4-AEC0-C2B4FAAB4D94

  • March 6, 2015

    Cape No. 7

    In the 1940s, a Japanese teacher dispatched to the southernmost town Hengchun, Taiwan falls in love with a local girl. After the Surrender of Japan, he is forced to return to Japan and, on his trip home, pens seven love letters to express his regret for leaving the girl. More than 60 years later, a young struggling rock band singer returns to his hometown of Hengchun, comes across an undeliverable piece of mail that was supposed to be returned to the sender in Japan and begins a search for the intended recipient of the seven lost love letters. Prof. Kristin Stapleton, Department of History, UB, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=86DA0948-A5C1-11E4-B02D-A2C01F162725

  • March 10, 2015

    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=2D06B084-B18C-11E4-89FE-CEFF5532F66A

  • March 11, 2015

    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=363D0A38-AAFA-11E4-9FF5-C2B4FF154D94

  • March 14, 2015

    AAA Driver Improvement Course

    AAA's six-hour defensive driving course will enable you to receive a 10% discount on your car insurance, reduce the number of points on your driving record (if you have any violations), refresh your driving skills and learn techniques for collision prevention. The course fee is $29. Advance registration is required. Please contact ISSS, 210 Talbert Hall (645-2258, isss@buffalo.edu) for instructions on how to register. 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=5854BAF0-A68E-11E4-9060-A4A383510294

  • March 18, 2015

    Advanced Optional Practical Training: H-1B Cap Gap Extension & 17-Month STEM Extension

    Come find out about advanced Optional Practical Training topics. Learn how to transition from Post-Completion Optional Practical Training, tips for applying, how to avoid Requests for Further Evidence and things to consider before traveling. Note: This is not a workshop for beginners. Prior attendance at "F-1 Employment Authorization: Curricular & Optional Practical Training" is required.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=3CB28956-AAFA-11E4-BE47-C2B4FFDB4D94

  • March 24, 2015

    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=437679F0-AAFA-11E4-8CFD-C2B500B84D94

  • April 1, 2015

    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=5840E74E-AAFA-11E4-91C0-C2B503B94D94

  • April 2, 2015

    Your Passport to Employment: Tips & Strategies from UB Alumnae

    Are you embarking on your job search? Come hear UB alumnae discuss their experiences searching for a suitable position and, after they were hired, adapting to their employer's work environment.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=557A3A5C-A68F-11E4-8600-A4A38F740294

  • April 3, 2015

    Income Tax Workshops (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 2014 and J-1 scholars who had been in the U.S. for two years or less in 2014. 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-2 and IT-203 (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=879BFEF0-B178-11E4-8335-CEFF31ADF66A