Workshops, Trips, & Events

Life in Buffal - Niagara Falls

Events This Month

  • 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. Learn especially about issues pertinent to women employees.

    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

  • April 6, 2015

    How to Ship Your Stuff Home

    Are you graduating or ending your employment in the U.S.? Come find out the best ways to ship your belongings to another state in the U.S. or your home country. Find out about transportation options, rates, customs, packaging and so on.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=5AF2145A-A68F-11E4-81B4-A4A38FB10294

  • April 10, 2015

    Beyond the Basics: Meeting International Students’ Needs

    How can UB staff better respond to international students' needs? This workshop involves discussion of critical incidents in order to understand better some strategies used by UB international students and the reasons why they employ such strategies. Gain additional insights into the causes of miscommunication and misunderstanding. Learn strategies for successful communication and cultural understanding.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=1D460978-B18D-11E4-9845-CEFF14BAF66A

  • April 15, 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=5FDA63A4-AAFA-11E4-A9FC-C2B504374D94

  • April 16, 2015

    How to Buy and Maintain Your Car

    Learn tips for finding a good used car that matches your budget, negotiating the best price and keeping your car in good running condition in all seasons.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=0F9C3E6E-A68E-11E4-B09E-A4A37FBC0294

  • April 20, 2015

    Immigration: The Basics for Planning Your Future

    What options are available to allow you to live and work in the U.S. after graduation, Optional Practical Training or other immigration status such as J-1 Visiting Scholar? How do you decide which works for you? Come learn about nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options, the requirements, the processes to obtain them, and who to call for information and assistance.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=EE963F5E-B177-11E4-8A88-CEFF178CF66A

  • April 20, 2015

    A Guide to Visas for Medical Professionals

    Do you need information about immigration regulations as they apply to foreign physicians? This workshop will address J-1 waivers (mainly Conrad and Interested Government Agency, but also Hardship and Persecution), non-immigrant employment options (H and O visas) and permanent residency options (mainly PERM Labor Certifications and National Interest Waivers, but also Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Professor/Researcher).

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=794B5F0C-B18D-11E4-BFA1-CEFF2920F66A

  • April 21, 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=675C3166-AAFA-11E4-91E2-C2B504A84D94

  • April 23, 2015

    Islam, Islamism, and Human Rights in Africa

    In an effort to understand the phenomenon of Islamist groups in Africa and elsewhere, we go beyond sensational media headlines to the historical roots of current events as we examine groups such as Boko Haram, Seleka, and Al-Shabaab. We will consider such issues as cultural values, global interests, socioeconomic conditions, and human rights.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=7071088C-D73A-11E4-908B-DD4400A06972

  • April 24, 2015

    Islam, Islamism, and Human Rights in Africa

    In an effort to understand the phenomenon of Islamist groups in Africa and elsewhere, we go beyond sensational media headlines to the historical roots of current events as we examine groups such as Boko Haram, Seleka, and Al-Shabaab. We will consider such issues as cultural values, global interests, socioeconomic conditions,and human rights.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=A3DE5B50-D73C-11E4-84CC-DD4426C26972

  • April 27, 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=74FF5ABE-AAFA-11E4-B780-C2B5061E4D94

Announcements

Do you still need to prepare your income tax return?

Attend "Income Tax Workshop" (for nonresident filers)