International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) Events

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ISSO Spring 2024 Enrolled Student Events

Sprintax Tax Virtual Webinar (ongoing)
Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar Recording- Taxes due April 14th (free tax code to all international students will be emailed out week of Feb.1st
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.

ISSO F-1 OPT/CPT Employment Workshop
Tuesday, January 30, 2024- 41CS Room 101 (12:30pm – 1:00pm)
Info session on Curricular Practical Training, Optional Practical Training, On-campus employment, and how to attain your social security card. 
RSVP here


ISSO "Post" Lunar New Year Lunch Celebration- RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER

Tuesday, February 20, 2024- 41CS Room 104 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring, and the beginning of the new year.

RSVP here


ISSO St. Patrick's Lunch

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 – 41CS Room 502 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

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ISSO Cinco De Mayo post celebration 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – 41CS Room 101 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)

Celebrate Hispanic culture, food & music.

RSVP here
**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. 

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