OISS Weekly

Did you miss the latest "OISS Weekly: Your International Student Newsletter"? No worries! Find the most up to date publication and ICYMI section below. 


In case you missed it (ICYMI), below are the latest announcements you need to know about: 




On-Campus Employment, CPT & Interning 

Watch our Employment & CPT Explainedvideo to learn about your eligibility and the process. Never begin an internship without pre-authorization from OISS on your I-20. Any questions? Contact: international@callutheran.edu

Access OISS Request platform and select "CPT Request"

COVID-19 Vaccines Required for Fall 2021

To be an on-campus student this fall, you will need to show that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccines are free and available using your Cal Lutheran ID card. If you have not yet been vaccinated and are currently in the U.S., you can visit the following links for more information:





Scam and Fraud Advisory

SEVP is reminding international students to beware of a scam involving individuals using the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Response Center (SRC) hone numbers (703-603-3400 and 800-892-4829) and claiming to be SRC representatives. See this advisory on Study in the States as well this handout from the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility.

Access the Study in the States website here 


Important: Summer Travel Advisory

Due to the pandemic, traveling outside the U.S. with plans to return is not recommended. However, if you must do so, be sure to: 
  • Submit your mandatory "Intention to Travel" form and obtain a new travel signature from OISS (page 2 of your current I-20)
  • Drop your I-20 off at the CGE for signature allowing for appropriate processing time or send your I-20 via regular U.S. mail and mail return
  • New: the earliest you can return to the U.S. for fall term is 30 days before the term begins