Crisis Support for International Community

Feb. 7, 2023

ISSS understands that being away from home when a crisis or tragedy occurs in one’s home country is extremely stressful. Please know that the university and ISSS are proud that you have chosen to be a part of the CU Boulder community and are here to support you. As always,...

Nonresident International Employees and Students Can Access Free Tax Preparation Software

Jan. 30, 2023

As the new year begins, CU faculty, staff and students will begin receiving critical documents needed to file their annual income tax returns. For certain international employees and students, this means receiving Forms W-2 and/or 1042-S from CU over the next month . Form W-2 is issued to any employee...

New ISSS Front Desk Check-In System

Jan. 23, 2023

When visiting the ISSS office for walk-in advising or document pick-up, please come prepared with your university ID number (student ID, employee ID, or Temp ID) as you will be asked to enter this in the check-in form. Students can locate their university ID in the Buff Portal by clicking...

Travelers from China Must Show Negative COVID-19 Test Prior to Flight to U.S. Effective January 5, 2023 (12:01 a.m. ET)

Jan. 2, 2023

Passengers two years of age and older flying directly to or connecting through the U.S. from China (including Hong Kong and Macau) as well as those flying through third-country gateways (including Seoul, Vancouver, and Toronto) are subject to this new requirement. The requirement applies to these air passengers regardless of...

ISSS Advising Hours- Spring 2023

Dec. 21, 2022

All advising times listed below are in the Mountain Time Zone . ISSS will be closed for all university holidays . Any future changes to advising hours will be announced on our website . Individuals coming for in-person advising: ISSS launched a new check-in system . Please come prepared with...

Drop Advising Required Hold- Spring 2023

Dec. 15, 2022

Immigration regulations require international students in F-1 and J-1 status to be enrolled in a full-time course load each fall and spring semester in order to maintain nonimmigrant visa status. Full-time enrollment is only required in the summer if it is your first or last semester of enrollment. Drop Advising...

Are You an International Student in F-1 Status Completing Your Academic Program Spring 2023? Here are some important reminders.

Dec. 12, 2022

Let ISSS Know! If you are graduating this semester: Email ISSS as soon as possible to let us know you intend to graduate. If you plan to defend your dissertation or thesis prior to the start of the Summer 2023 term: Email ISSS as soon as possible so that ISSS...

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Requesting a travel signature on your I-20/DS-2019

Sept. 21, 2022

Do you have any upcoming international travel plans? Prior to traveling outside the U.S., ensure you have a valid travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019. International students and scholars who travel without a valid travel signature may be: Denied re-entry to the U.S. or Issued an I-515A and only...

Are You an International Student in F-1 Status Completing Your Academic Program Fall 2022? Here are some important reminders

Sept. 18, 2022

Let ISSS Know! If you are graduating this semester: Email ISSS as soon as possible to let us know you intend to graduate. If you plan to defend your dissertation or thesis prior to the start of the Spring 2023 term: Email ISSS as soon as possible so that ISSS...

ISSS Post-Completion OPT Essentials Course Launched September 1, 2022

Aug. 29, 2022

ISSS is excited to announce the launch of the ISSS Post-Completion OPT Essentials Course. This course is accessible in Canvas and includes 5 short videos followed by 10 quiz questions. The course will help international students in F-1 status better understand post-completion OPT. The course reviews the post-completion OPT application...

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