International Student Services (ISS) NEWS

Edmonds Community College

ISS closed Friday July 3rd – all day June 30, 2015

Filed under: International Student Services (ISS) — ISS @ 8:47 am

International Student Services


Friday, July 3RD – All Day

We will reopen on

Monday – July 6, 2015

Thank you



Summer Quarter Reminders May 22, 2015

Are you planning to GO HOME or take a VACATION quarter this SUMMER?

  •  College and High School students do not need to report to ISS plans to go home or take a vacation quarter for summer.
  • Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) students must submit a STUDENT STATUS REPORT  to report plans to go home or request approval for a vacation quarter (any quarter).
    • IESL student eligibility for vacation in the US: you must have completed three full time quarters (fall 2014, winter 2015, spring 2015) AND plan to return for fall 2015. You MUST request a vacation and get approval before summer quarter.
    • IESL students may go home any quarter, it is not necessary to finish 3 full time quarters. You must submit a STUDENT STATUS REPORT + COPY OF PLANE TICKET, and plan to be outside the US for 60 or more days.
    • IESL pre-registration information will be given in class.

Don’t forget to get your I-20 signed before you travel! Visit the ISS office today!

Questions? Visit the ISS office!

ISS Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM – 5PM

Drop-in Advising (quick questions) 9:30-10:30 (except Wed) and 3:30-4:30

To schedule appointments, stop by or call (425) 640 – 1518


High School Diploma for College Students ~ Meeting this Friday! April 28, 2015

Filed under: International Student Services (ISS) — ISS @ 9:42 am

Special meeting for college students interested in the

International High School Completion Program


Date: Friday, May 1st

Time: 1:00-3:00 PM

Place: MUK 120

If you do not have a high school diploma but you need one for university entrance, you MUST attend this meeting.

The International High School Completion staff will reveal the secrets of getting a high school diploma without taking lots of extra classes.  Come and find out how you can get this important credential through college classes.

All college students are welcome.  If you have questions, please email us at

Your International High School Completion Team

Maureen, Kanchana, Jessie and Viktoriya


OPT and Resume Writing Workshop Tuesday April 28th April 23, 2015

Join us next week for our Transfer Tuesday workshop on OPT and Resume Writing for International Students!

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment authorization allowing F-1 students the opportunity to gain practical experience in their field of study after completing an academic degree or longer certificate program. This ISS workshop will provide information for international students currently completing their associates degree or longer certificate program and who want to work in the United States for a year before they transfer to a four-year university or return home. We will also give you tips on how to write a resume and find a job or internship.

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:30-1:30

Where: MLT 0228


ISS Programmer Job Available April 10, 2015




Primary responsibilities will include:

·         Assisting the Program Coordinator with the planning, preparation, and execution of the quarterly Welcome Orientation Week (WOW);

·         Developing quarterly programming by planning and implementing a range of activities that promote cross cultural understanding and interaction among international and domestic students;

·         Creating promotional materials for Welcome Orientation Week and a quarterly activity calendar

·         Assisting in training international assistants for Welcome Orientation Week;

·         Reserving rooms for meetings and events;

·         Attending meetings as needed with other student programmers on campus;

·         Performing other duties related to the objectives listed above as assigned by supervisor.


·         Experienced in program and activities planning

·         Demonstrated leadership abilities, organizational skills and attention to details

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel with an interest in design

·         Strong English speaking/listening and written communication skills

·         Enthusiastic and self-motivated

·         Available to work for one academic year, including quarter breaks (Summer 2015 – Spring 2016).

NUMBER OF HOURS: Up to 19 hrs/per week

RATE OF PAY: $10. This is a part-time, hourly student position.

Please submit the following to the ISS Office, Glacier Building:

·         A current resume with any job or volunteer experience.

·         A cover letter describing how your past experiences have helped you develop skills that are relevant to the position as well as how you have been involved on campus (ISS activities, clubs, etc).

·         Unofficial Transcript.

·         Letter of Recommendation (Optional).

If you have any questions, please email Daniel at




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