March 3rd, 2023

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ISSS News & Events

SprinTax Tax Webinar


📅  Wednesday, March 8, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Feeling stressed out by tax season? 🤯

Join Sprintax Tax Webinar on March 8 to learn all about filing your taxes as an international student.

If you can't make it, you have one last chance to attend another webinar on March 30 by clicking the RSVP button below.

The tax deadline is approaching on April 18, don't miss out on this opportunity to ease your tax season stress!

Happening Around Campus

World Cafe 


📅 Friday, march3rd,  4:30 - 6:30 pm
📍 Houston Hall 223 - Golkin Room

Come to World Cafe for an enjoyable afternoon and evening of meeting new people, and indulging in delicious desserts and refreshing drinks. Take the opportunity to unwind and engage in friendly conversation with your peers before the spring break.


International Student Empowerment Group


📅 Every Thursday,  3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, from March 2 - April 20 

📍 Counseling Services,3624 Market St #1, PA 19104

International Student Empowerment Group is an English-speaking support group. The group will meet on Thursdays weekly from March 2 to April 20 at Counseling Services. It is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional international students. Pre-group screening is required.

⏰ Registration closes on March 1.


Mandarin Community Support Group 


📅 Every Wednesday,  3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, from March 1 - April 19

📍 Counseling Services,3624 Market St #1, PA 19104

Mandarin Community Support Group is a Mandarin-speaking support group. The group will meet on Wednesdays weekly from March 1 to April 19 at Counseling Services. It is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who speak Mandarin. Pre-group screening is required. Registration closes on February 28.

⏰ Registration closes on February 28.


Penn Resources For English Language Learning

English Language Program (ELP)

Family Resource Center

Graduate Student Center (GSC)

  • Language Chats – Practice speaking English and other languages in an informal setting.
  • Culture Chats – Learn about U.S. culture during lunchtime summer chats.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

  • Culture Crossings – A series of workshops and events for Penn’s global community.

Marks Family Writing Center

  • Appointments for individual writing guidance and feedback for undergraduate students.

Penn Libraries

Weingarten Center

  • Learning Consultations – Appointments for discussing strategies for managing coursework in an additional language, including academic reading, academic writing, and academic presentations.

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