Upcoming Events

Friday, April 23

OIS Coffee Hour with Nicole Arms

Nicole Arms was born and raised in Pittsburgh and joined OIS in May. She enjoys online shopping, reality tv, and true crime podcasts.
 
The OIS Coffee Hours are an hour where you can come to socialize with members of OIS and the Pitt international community. Because OIS staff members all have different specialties, we will not be answering immigration questions in these sessions, but we can help direct you to your Immigration Specialist.

10:00am to 11:00am
Online - Register Below

Friday, April 23

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
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Wednesday, April 28

Watch Party Wednesday: Mirai

Mirai: 2018, Japan, Family Fantasy, PG, 1h 40m

A young boy named Kun feels forgotten by his family when his little sister Mirai arrives. Running away from home, Kun stumbles upon a magical garden that serves as a time-travelling gateway where he encounters his mother as a little girl and has a series of adventures with his baby sister, who is all grown up, opening a new perspective on his world.

Click here to view the trailer.

7:00pm
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Friday, April 30

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Friday, May 7

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Friday, May 14

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Wednesday, May 19

EB-1b Permanent Residency Information Session

This session is a prerequisite to apply for employment-based permanent residency in the EB-1b Outstanding Professor or Research category with the University of Pittsburgh. Presenters will cover the main criteria for qualifying under this category and how to document your qualifications. Topics covered will be:

  • University and regulatory requirements for permanent residency sponsorship
  • Qualifying as an Outstanding Professor or Researcher
  • Evidentiary standards for the EB-1b
  • Next steps to pursue the EB-1b at Pitt
  • Minimal information will be provided on other employment-based green card options

This session is open to current University of Pittsburgh employees only.  Please make sure to review the information in My OIS related to Permanent Residency prior to the session (Departmental Services > Permanent Residency).

12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Friday, May 21

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Friday, May 28

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Friday, June 4

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below