Events and Workshops

Circle of chairs

J-1 Scholar Orientation

Next: Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m. in  Room 309 of the SMC Campus Center 

This program assists in acclimating to the university, Baltimore, and the United States. Topics covered would include applicable immigration regulations, office and university services, concepts of cross-cultural communication, housing information, and community resources.


Immigration Options for International Students & Scholars

Next: we will offer this again Spring 2015

An immigration attorney will provide information about employment-based immigration sponsorship for international students & scholars.


International Scholar & Student Travel Workshop

Next: we will offer this next in Fall 2014

This workshop reviews the process for re-entry to the United States and the process for applying for renewal of the U.S. visa stamp. F-1 and J-1 travel issues will be covered.

Register here!

Hands on the World

Conversation, Communication and Culture (C3)

Next: Thursdays Beginning Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. on Level Three of the SMC Campus Center

A weekly group co-sponsored by the OIS and the Writing Center that explores facets of culture and language and how they impact intercultural interactions. This group meets weekly in the evenings during the academic year. Check out the conversation topics for Spring 2013!

Job search

Student Employment Workshop

Next: we will offer this next in Fall 2014

This workshop is designed to provide information to F-1 and J-1 students regarding employment benefits they are eligible for, how to apply, and timing issues.

Register here!


Student Group Events

Learn about upcoming events sponsored by various campus groups with an international theme.

Two at a library

International Student Orientation

Next: This event has passed. We will post here once we set the date for August 2014.

Welcome all new international students to the University of Maryland Baltimore! Come and meet student leaders and hear presentations from various offices regarding immigration, Social Security Numbers, adjusting to life in the U.S., health insurance, banking, and how you can get involved.