International Student Services (ISS) NEWS

Edmonds Community College

Important Insurance Announcement: Print Your New ID Card! July 30, 2015

Important Announcement from Lewer Student Insurance

Pharmacy Changes, Effective August 1, 2015
Coming August 1, 2015, students currently insured by LewerMark will be accessing a new Pharmacy Program through the CIGNA Pharmacy network.

Students must print a new ID card on or after August 1, 2015 in order to access pharmacy benefits under the school’s sponsored student plan.

Please login to access your ID card or call 1-800-821-7710.email

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For assistance please call us toll free at 1-800-821-7710 or for a Live Chat visit our website at www.LewerMark.com

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F-1 Visa Employment Options July 23, 2015

Dear EdCC International Students,

 

International Student Services wants to remind you that working illegally is a very serious violation of your F-1 visa.

Working illegally is any type of employment done without permission, and can result in falling out of status and SEVIS termination. Working illegally is not worth the risk!

 

The good news is that there are legal options for F-1 students to work.

 

F-1 employment options are limited to:

  • on campus jobs:

    Any F-1 student in good status and not on probation can look for and accept an on campus job, then ask for ISS approval through the EdCC Human Resources office.

  • optional practical training (“OPT”):

    OPT is work authorization for on or off campus jobs, in a field related to your studies. OPT is typically done after completing a degree. You must apply for an employment authorization card/document (“EAD”) from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”).

  • curricular practical training (“CPT”):

    Job or internship that is related to your studies, such as a credited internship class. Approval from ISS required before starting a CPT job or internship.

 

You must be in good F-1 status to work on campus or get a job with OPT or CPT.

 

ISS Advisors can help explain the options. Please visit ISS if you want more information.

 

~International Student Services~

 

ISS has new summer hours! July 9, 2015

Filed under: International Student Services (ISS) — ISS @ 3:42 pm

New Summer Hours!

International Student Services

will be open:

Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm

&

Fridays from 9am-12:00pm

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THANK YOU!

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

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

International Student Services

WILL BE CLOSED

Friday, July 3RD – All Day

We will reopen on

Monday – July 6, 2015

Thank you

 TREE

 

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

 

 
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