And Happy Week 6!

It looks like Spring is finally with us at Elsah! We hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather and that you’re excited about the fast-approaching Spring Break. Can you believe it’s in just two weeks?! Time sure is moving fast! From ISPaSO’s notices desk, below is this week’s quick rundown.

Women’s History Month
Today marks the beginning of this year’s Women’s History Month in the United States. Look out for ISPaSO Lately’s initiatives throughout the month, including ways you can participate in marking this important month! Any ideas you may have in this regard are absolutely welcome!

Scam Alert!
Beware of scams targeting international students, claiming to be from IRS and asking for money or social security numbers or claiming to be from ICE or DHS and asking for I-94 information. Always be vigilant about your private information ‒ do not share it except when you’re certain that it is safe to do so.

New Furniture in Gehner Living Room
We’re excited to let you know that the living room in Gehner now has new furniture! We’ve been working with Facilities on this for a while and we’re so grateful to see it in real life! It is just one of multiple areas of Break House that ISPaSO has been working to improve and we recognize that there’s still more to be done. Thank you for your role in this ongoing transformation endeavor!

Graduation Invitation Letters
For graduating seniors: are you planning to invite family and friends from overseas for your graduation? If they need to acquire a visa, they may need an official invitation letter from ISPaSO. To request this letter or for any questions, please call/whatsapp/text us on +1-618-374-5789.

Walk-in Advising
Every day (Monday-Friday) from 12-2PM CST. No appointment needed. At the office or on zoom. Any topic. We’re here for you. Learn more.

Can I work Off-campus?
Yes! As an F-1 Visa student, there are several off-campus work authorization options available for you. We encourage you to take advantage of them and we are here to support you in navigating them. Check out our events page for upcoming career events. Also, please note that the deadline for submitting internship paperwork is typically on Friday week 8 so if you’re considering doing an off-campus internship this summer, please be in touch ASAP.

Monthly DMV Trips
We will continue with the monthly DMV trips this semester, every last Thursday of the month at 7:30 AM. To sign up, please WhatsApp/text us on +1-618-374-5789. Learn more.