Office of Global Engagement
International Students and Scholars
November 8, 2023

OISSS Announcements: Travel Signature Reminder, Immigration Attorney Presentation Nov. 16 and International Education Week Events!

News & Alert


Check Your Travel Signature

If you will be traveling outside the U.S., please check the travel signature on page 2 of your I-20 (J-1 students can find their travel signature on page 1 of their DS-2019). Travel signatures are valid for 1 year (6 months on post-completion OPT) and can be used multiple times before they expire. 

Request a travel signature through your OISSS Gateway Portal account if the travel signature has expired. Click on the “Requests & Documents” tab and submit the Reprint/Travel Signature Request to have a new I-20 or DS-2019 with travel signature issued. For further information about travel, please review this webpage:  

When entering the U.S., you must present a printed I-20/DS-2019, along with a valid passport with F-1/J-1 visa to a U.S. customs officer to be admitted to the U.S. in F-1/J-1 status. DO NOT use a NEXUS or Global Entry self-check kiosk to enter the U.S. Upon re-entry to the U.S., check your most recent I-94 arrival record to confirm that you have been re-admitted in F-1/J-1 status. 


Immigration Attorney Presentation on Thursday, Nov 16

Immigration attorney Elizabeth Goss will present virtually on Thursday, November 16th 3-5pm. The focus of this informational session, geared toward students and scholars, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after optional practical training (F-1) or academic training (J-1). Ms. Goss will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well. RSVP required to register and submit questions prior to Wednesday, November 15th at 12 noon.


International Education Week is Next Week! Nov 13-17

The Global Brown Center for International Education (GBC) will be hosting events next week to celebrate International Education Week! Find a schedule of events and registration links here.