Optional Practical Training Tutorial
There is an extremely helpful tutorial located here: http://www.iit.edu/~internat/OPTNEW/ . As noted in the directions, you must complete the tutorial before you can access the necessary application materials.
Once you have completed the tutorial and the application, there is a form that needs to be signed by your academic advisor. Dean Harris is the academic advisor for all LL.M. students. As such, you can leave the form with Hilary or Lauren for Dean Harris to sign (you do not need to make an appointment, unless you feel that you need one) and we will notify you when it is ready to be picked up.
Please note that to be eligible for OPT, you have to be an F-1 student who has studied at least one academic year in the U.S. (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 in most cases).
Study Abroad Applications due March 15th
Reminder: Study Abroad applications for Summer and Fall, 2011 are due Tuesdsay, March 15th. The Study Abroad application can be found here. Information on the study abroad options available to JD students can be found here.
Please see the Office of International Law and Policy with questions regarding studying abroad.
ICenter Hours and Travel Signatures
Reminder: The International Center has advising hours at the Downtown Campus on Thursdays from 9:00am to 4pm in room 656. Please call 312-567-3680 by Wednesday at 4:30 pm to make an appointment.
If you are planning to travel outside of the U.S., you are required by SEVIS to have a travel signature. To obtain a travel signature on your I-20, please bring it to the International Center. The International Center recommends that you bring your I-20 to them at least one week in advance. We advise that you get your travel signature well in advance. A travel signature is valid for 12 months; however, we strongly advise that you obtain a new signature if the previous travel signature is more than 6 months old. For more information on travel, please see: http://www.iit.edu/~internat/forms/Travel_Handout_F1.pdf.