International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) Events

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Prospective Student Events

  • International Student Virtual Information Session

    • Details: The hour-long discussion will include our academic programs [in architecture, art, and engineering], international student life, residential life, affordability, and application tips. In addition, at the end of the information session there will be a live Q&A with current Cooper international students.
      When: October 26, 2021 from 9 – 10 am EST

Enrolled Student Events

  • CPT/Employment Options for Current F-1 Students

    • Details: Virtual information session on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and employment options for F-1 students
      When: Thursday September 30, 2021 from 12 - 1 pm EST

  • Virtual Sprintax Tax Workshop: Introduction to U.S. Taxes for Non-Resident Students & Scholars

    • Details: Sprintax will provide a virtual workshop for international students/Scholars. You will find useful tax information such as what to expect during employment or receipt of US income, tax obligations for nonresidents in the USA as well as preparing you in advance for tax filing season 2021.
      When: October 13, 2021 from 12 – 1 pm EST
  • OPT/STEM Workshop for Current F-1 Students

    • Details: Optional Practical training & Extension application and regulations explained in explicit detail.
      When: October 21, 2021 from 12 – 1 pm EST

  • In-Person Thanksgiving Lunch for Enrolled International Students

    • Details: Thanksgiving Lunch
      When: November 16, 2021 from 12 – 1 pm EST

  • In-Person Holiday Lunch for Enrolled International Students

    • Details: Share your favorite holiday dessert with the group & take a break from studying!
      When: December 16, 2021 from 12 – 1 pm EST
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.