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Resources for International Students & Visiting Scholars. Who Will You Find in OIS?. Today’s Session:. J-1 Scholar/Student Check-in Housing Health Insurance Social Security Taxes/Banking Transportation & DMV Travel Legal Services. Translation Services English Language Resources
Training Materials for Faculty & Staff
Checklist for departmental responsibility
After Check-In, students are provided with more campus resources during the International Student Orientation.
Monday through Friday: 2:00-3:00 PM
320 Daniels Hall
Thursday: 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Centennial Campus, EBII (ECE side), Room 2114
Please do not refer scholars to Student Health Services as this is for students only.
Scholars should go to their in-network preferred physicians – they may need guidance on how to make this selection (covered during J-1 Check-in).
they have a SSn confirmation receipt.
Fall Semester: Social Security Administration will come to campus for 1 afternoon
Spring Semester: OIS organizes a trip to the Social Security Administration (sign up required).
If the scholar/student is paid by NC State University, they should make an appointment with Michelle Anderson (before issuance of first pay check if possible) to ensure the appropriate amount of taxes is withheld.
Michelle_Anderson@ncsu.edu / 919-515-4370
OIS organizes an annual Tax Seminar for students and scholars (March 10th, 2010).
Set up a new bank account:
Bank Of America
Banks close to NCSU
campus do not require a
SSn to open a bank
Scholars/Students will need:
Please do not refer scholars to Student Legal Services as the free services of the attorneys here are for students only.
Instead, please refer them to the
American Immigration Lawyers Association: www.aila.org
Local attorneys / referrals depending on issue.
(7780 Brier Creek, Raleigh NC 27617)
(5974-A Six Forks Road, Raleigh NC 27609)
(5413 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh NC 27603)
Per the DOT: An out-of-state license (“state” meaning one of the states in the U.S. as well as a foreign state) is recognized for the first 60 days of residence in North Carolina, then a NC license must be obtained.
Students/Scholars should apply no sooner than 7 days after checking in with OIS.
Chapel Hill Leasing is a trustworthy leasing company , which offers short (min.4 months) or long term affordable car leases with insurance.
They are geared toward international visitors:
Note: Scholars do not need a SSn, credit history, US bank account or US driver’s license (do need to take a driving test, costs: $85).
With their campus ID card, scholars can obtain the GO-Pass at the NC State Office of Transportation (free of charge) which allows free riding on the CAT and TTA buses.
The GO-Pass is not (yet) available for spouses and children of the scholar.
Students: If traveling during the academic semester or arriving late, OIS recommends the Department provide a letter stating their awareness and support of travel dates, confirms good academic standing and enrollment.
Scholars: Any absence over 30 days needs to be reported to OIS in writing (letter or email) from PI and scholar.
You meet in small groups with native/fluent speakers for conversation. Idioms are introduced each week and a short newsletter “ECC Connections” is available.
Fridays, 3:30-4:30 PM – Daniels Hall, Room 216
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:30-4:30 PM – College of Textiles, Port City Java Coffee House.
These ESL classes offer students opportunities to increase speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. There are a variety of sites, and students may enroll at each site until classes are full.
NC State Continuing Education offers ESL evening courses for a nominal fee. These courses are especially designed for non-native English speakers who are too advanced for basic English classes. Each semester offers three four-week series of courses. Topics such as Advanced Speaking & Listening, Advanced Pronunciation & Practice, Advanced Grammar & Practice, Business Communication, and TOEFL Prep are available.
Scholars can enroll in a course through the Non-Degree Study program.
Enrollment must be incidental to status.
Dependents of student and scholars are
welcome to check-in with OIS:
Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. (320 Daniels Hall)
for practical resources,
groups to join, etc.
ID number for a campus ID card.
Spouses of J-1 students and scholars may apply for employment authorization. For more information, checklist and how to apply:
Thursday, March 11th // 11 AM – Noon
Talley Student Center, Blue Room
Introduction to Chinese CultureThis one hour session will be an introduction to Chinese culture -- exploring China's rich heritage, which includes a discussion of Chinese societal and interpersonal values.
Thursday, April 8th // 1 PM – 2PM
D.H. Hill Library, Auditorium (2304)
Moving on: International Graduate Students and Program Completion
Please join OIS for this one-hour session co-presented with the Graduate School to discuss the expectations, requirements, and processes for international graduate students as they prepare for graduation. OIS and the Graduate School will discuss their shared and respective responsibilities, deadlines, and requirements