February 15th, 2023

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ISSS News & Events

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Webinar + Q&A


📅 Thursday, Feburary 16, 1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Last reminder 🔔

This webinar will introduce you to the basics of OPT, including application timelines, eligibility, types of employment on OPT, and more. Members of the ISSS team will respond to your questions live.


Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar

In this tax webinar, international students, scholars and professionals will be run through everything they need to know about nonresident tax for the 2022 tax season. Topics will include who must file, tax residency, FICA, State returns, implications of misfiling as well as how to use Sprintax to prepare a compliant tax return.

📅 Save the dates for spring term 2023:

Tuesday February 21st @ 12pm EST – Register here Thursday March 2nd @ 4pm EST – Register here Wednesday March 22nd @ 2pm EST – Register here Wednesday March 29th @ 1pm EST – Register here Thursday April 6th @ 3pm EST – Register here Wednesday April 12th @ 12pm EST – Register here Friday April 14th @ 2pm EST – Register here

Brunch with Dr.Rudie


📅 Wednesday Feruary 22, 11 am  - 12 pm
📍 Conference room, Suite 305, St.Leonard's Court, 3819 Chestnut Street  

Join Dr. Rudie for a meal to share your ideas, suggestions, concerns, and stories as Penn international students and scholars.

Attendees will be given priorities to sign up for Culture Crossings excursions.
Limited to 15 students.

Sign up by 2/20!


Ice Skating at Penn Ice Rink


📅 Wednesday Feruary 22, 12 pm  - 2 pm
📍 Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St

The February 22nd excursion takes 15 students to Penn Ice Rink to partake in the delightful activity of ice skating at Jones Way, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Tickets are available for 15 students, and students will be selected based on RSVP, with priority given to students who attend Brunch with Dr. Rudie on the same day.

Sign up by 2/20!

Students may only attend one excursion and one Brunch with Dr. Rudie every academic year.


Talk and Taste with ISSS


📅 Wednesday, March 1, 3 - 4pm
📍 Conference room, Suite 305, St.Leonard's Court, 3819 Chestnut Street 

Come to ISSS for a study break, chat with our staff, and enjoy hot drinks and snacks! Please be informed that this is NOT walk-in advising.  Save the dates for this bi-weekly event: Time: 3 PM - 4 PM Dates:

  • March 1, Wednesday
  • March 16, Thursday
  • April 10, Monday
  • April 25, Tuesday
  • May 3, Wednesday 

Let's Talk

📅 Every Tuesday,  3 - 5 PM

📍 Conference room, Suite 305, St.Leonard's Court, 3819 Chestnut Street  

Let’s Talk provides access to free and confidential drop-in conversations with a trained professional at various locations across campus. Students can talk about any stress and anxiety they are feeling, bounce around ideas, and work through their emotions.

Happening Around Campus

Kashmir Week

📅 Fri, Mar 17, 2023, 8:00 PM – Sat, Mar 18, 2023, 12:00 AM 

📍 The Fillmore Philadelphia 29 East Allen Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

This is GAPSA's largest event yet! Join all G12 graduate schools for a party night at the Fillmore, with a huge dancefloor, DJ, photobooths, drinks, and food!


Announcing the 2023-2024 Penn Global Seminars

Penn Global Seminars (PGS) are semester-long courses taught on campus that include an embedded travel component. Through PGS, Penn undergraduate students are able to take full advantage of essential global learning opportunities regardless of their class year or major. The 2023-2024 academic year course offerings allow students to participate in unique global experiences during their undergraduate careers across many disciplines.

Applications for the Fall 2023 semester will open on March 20, 2023. For more information about the program visit the Penn Global Seminars website. We appreciate your help sharing this information with interested students and colleagues.


Chinese Queer Women's Group

This group is open to UPenn Chinese queer women who identify as ciswomen, transwomen, non-binary, and questioning. This is a Mandarin-speaking discussion group. The goal is to build a community and a safe and affirming space. Please feel free to reach out to Yupu for further information. If you would like to join, please contact Yupu for a 15-minute screening.

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