Fall 2013 Faculty & Staff Newsletter
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Office of International Services

Fall 2013 Faculty & Staff Newsletter

A message from Elizabeth James,
Director of OIS...Read More

OIS News & Events

OIS Open House

In this season of thanks, the Office of International Services would like to show our appreciation to the faculty and staff who provide invaluable support to NC State's international population. Please stop by our office in Daniels Hall, room 320, on Friday, December 6th from 12 PM to 2 PM for light refreshments and a heartfelt thanks from OIS for what you do. This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet OIS team members that you might only know by name or to reconnect with people you haven't seen in a while. We hope to see you on December 6th!

Research and Funding Opportunities Available

The Office of International Affairs and partner organizations have a variety of research and funding opportunities accepting applications now. Examples include the North Carolina-Israel Visiting Scholar Program, a U.S.-Japan Scientific Cooperation Fund and the Global Innovation Initiative. Internationalization awards and Seed Grant Funding will also be announced soon. Faculty and staff are invited to visit the website for a current listing of opportunities.

OIS is getting a new website!

The Office of International Services is upgrading to a new website. We have been working to transfer and update all of our information from our old website to our new website. Starting at the beginning of the next semester, visitors of ncsu.edu/ois will be redirected to our new site, internationalservices.ncsu.edu. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our new website and update any links if necessary. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on our new site, please feel free to share them with ois@ncsu.edu

NC State ranks 44th in the nation, 1st in North Carolina for International Student enrollment in 2012-13

In the recently published Open Doors report published by the Institute for International Education, NC State reported a total of 3906 enrolled students, which included 599 students who completed their degree and were engaged in Optional Practical Training. This represents another record year of international student enrollment at NC State, with the largest expansions in our Undergraduate and Non-Degree student populations. There has also been substantial growth in our scholar and faculty numbers. In 2012-13, NC State hosted 538 J-1 scholars and 119 employees on H-1B and other employment visas.

Updates & Reminders

International Student Employment

If your students plan on doing OPT, CPT, academic training (for J-1 students) or starting a new on-campus job, there are many things they need to consider in order to maintain their legal status...Read More

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Enrollment Advising

As you are advising and working with your new and returning F-1 and J-1 international students this semester and next semester, we want to remind you about some enrollment requirements like maintaining full-time enrollment, restrictions on distance education courses, and options like applying for authorization to enroll in a reduced course of study....Read More

 

International Education Week 2013

This year's International Education week gave the opportunity to promote awareness for and the importance of international education at NC State. The various offices under the Office of International Affairs put on several events. The Office of International Services sponsored assorted events including the Pangea Race and International Tea and Coffee. These events were primarily student focused and tried to bring awareness about international education to both international and domestic students...Read More

 

The J-1 Exchange Visitor

NC State is authorized to host several groups of J-1 Exchange visitors, including students, student interns, Research and Short-term Scholars, and Professors. Particularly when it comes to the Research Scholar and Professor categories, we are frequently asked when is the J-1 more appropriate than and H-1B, and what are the advantages and disadvantages?...Read More

 

Reminders from International Employment and Taxation

In 2013 NC State experienced a significant increase in the number of visiting scholars that received funding from the University. There are tax liabilities attached to all compensation and income, regardless of whether the payments are for travel or for compensation, or are paid out of accounting, or human resources. The International Employment and Taxation (IET) unit would like to remind departments that we can assist you and your visiting scholar with steps that can significantly decrease the amount of taxes that may be withheld, but only if IET can be involved in the initial discussions of sponsorship prior to the foreign national's arrival in the U.S. We strongly urge you to partner with IET during the initial discussions of sponsoring a foreign national visitor. Please e-mail us for assistance.

 


 
Elizabeth James
 

OIS Cookbook

Are you looking for a fun, unique holiday gift that shows off our wonderful community here at NC State? Stop by the OIS Office (located in Daniels Hall room 320) to purchase the OIS Pan-galactic Cookbook Series, Volume I! Special Holiday price: $5 each!

International students, visiting scholars and their families and friends from 33 different countries have contributed their favorite recipes to this book. We have converted the recipes to American measurements and ensured that the ingredients are available here in Raleigh while preserving the authenticity of the dishes. In addition to the recipes, we have put together an introductory page for each country with questions answered by the chef's about food traditions in their home country, along with pictures of food, family, hometowns, and more. Along with delicious dishes, this unique book gives you a glimpse into the lives and background of your fellow international students here at NC State.

 
 
 




 

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