Spring 2020 | Week 8 | Weekly updates for International Students @ UC San Diego
Reminders and Upcoming Deadline
NAVIGATING EMPLOYMENT DURING COVID-19

The Career Center and ISPO are teaming up to answer your most pressing employment questions during this pandemic. What should you do if you're on OPT and can't find a job? How does remote work and changes in employment impact your immigration status? How can you best communicate these changes to employers and navigate your job search? Tune in this Wednesday, May 20th at 12 PM PST where we will answer these questions and more.  Seats are limited so REGISTER NOW...
DO YOU KNOW YOUR PROGRAM-END DATE IS LISTED ON YOUR FORM I-20/DS-2019?

Each time you receive a new I-20 from ISPO, take a look at your program end date listed on your Form I-20 or DS-2019. Although this is an 'expected program end date', failing to extend this program end date if you need more time to complete your program before the date listed can cause some problems for you and your immigration status. Once this date passes, ISPO is no longer able to extend the program end date. Find out how to extend your program end date...

Students completing their program of study at UC San Diego have several options following their final term.  After your program end date, you can remain in the U.S. during your grace period. See below for more details. F-1 students have a 60-day grace period while J-1 students have a 30-day grace period.



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BEWARE OF SCAMS!

International students are a common target of financial scams. During this pandemic where everything has gone digital, take extra precaution! If you receive unusual calls, emails, or texts asking to make payments or provide confidential information for tuition, housing, or immigration purposes, it could be a scam! DON'T PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION - Don’t be one of the victims!  

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iTable & Special Relief Funds Available due to COVID-19 
COVID-19 Update : Due to COVID-19, we have expanded the iTable program to address both food and housing insecurity. Students that participate in the iTable program may also be connected to other special relief funds to address financial hardship they may be experiencing in other areas. Please fill out the  iTable Self-Referral Form  below for support. 
ISPO Coffee Hour:
Let’s talk Internships! 
Join us for ISPO Coffee Hours - virtually! Bring your favorite mug and cozy up to your screen on Tuesdays at 10am (PST). Whether it be your morning coffee or evening tea, we look forward to seeing you there! And on  Tuesday, May 19th  we will have  Academic Internship Program (AIP) and Career Services  join us! Have questions about applying for internships and jobs in the midst of COVID-19? Join us to learn more and ask all your questions live! 
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WHY AM I RECEIVING THIS NEWSLETTER?  All international students studying at UC San Diego are automatically subscribed to the iStudents Newsletter to ensure they receive proper immigration updates from our office. The information sent in this Newsletter is available on ISPO's website, iStudents.ucsd.edu, or may direct students to other external resources.  You have the right to unsubscribe from receiving updates from our office at anytime. You can do this by emailing  istudents@ucsd.edu  .   Note, all international students at UC San Diego are responsible for staying up to date with immigration regulations that may affect them. To learn more, visit our website at iStudents.ucsd.edu