International Student Services (ISS) NEWS

Edmonds Community College

ISS is moving! September 28, 2015

Filed under: International Student Services (ISS) — ISS @ 10:02 am

Sign - Moving to SNH


*UPDATE* ISS Location: Glacier and Pilchuck Buildings August 17, 2015



Please note that the ISS office is located in Glacier and Pilchuck buildings (the yellow houses!).

The ISS office will move to SNOHOMISH HALL third floor in the future. We will make an announcement with the date of the move, until then, please find us in Glacier or Pilchuck. Thank you!


I-20 Signatures for Travel August 12, 2015

Are you traveling during the break after summer quarter?

Get your I-20 signed before you go home or travel during the break!


Bring your passport and I-20 to ISS, anytime, no appointment necessary.

ISS Hours:

Monday – Thursday


Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

*DAILY: no I-20 signatures 12:00-1:30pm*



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

student log incall

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

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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~



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