International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) Events

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ISSO Fall 2023 Enrolled Student Events

* All events are from 12:30–1:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated*

ISSO F-1 Employment Workshop
Tuesday, September 12 - 41CS Room 105
Info session on Curricular Practical Training,  Optional Practical Training, On-campus employment, and how to attain your social security card. 
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Sprintax Tax Virtual Webinar (ongoing)
Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar Recording
Description: 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 non-residents in the USA as well as preparing you in advance for tax filing season 2023.

Mid Semester Check-In/ lunch
Tuesday, October 17 - 41CS Room 104
Description: Come equipped with comments, thoughts, and questions about Cooper/ ISSO or just come mingle and have lunch.
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OPT/STEM Workshop for F-1 Students
Tuesday, November 7 - 41 CS Room 104
Description: Optional Practical training & STEM Extension application. Timelines and regulations are explained in explicit detail.
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Thanksgiving Lunch
Thursday, November 16 - "Peter Cooper Suite" Foundation Building, 8th Floor (12:30–1:30 pm)
Experience a traditional Thanksgiving Lunch with your international community. Bring any dessert you love that reminds you of your hometown and share with our ISSO community. Special giveaway surprises will be provided.
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Holiday Lunch /End of Term party 
Thursday, December 7 - "Peter Cooper Suite" Foundation Building, 8th Floor (12:30–1:30 pm)
Holiday lunch and end-of-fall celebration feast! Special giveaway surprises will be provided.
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**For additional N.Y. Tours and International Student services provided by One To World please click here to sign up with your Cooper email! The Cooper Union ISSO’s membership with One to World also provides career services, volunteer opportunities, and much more for International Students. 

  • 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.