On September 6, 2017, the Trump administration announced the effective end of DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allowed those children who came into this country with undocumented immigrant parents to stay in the United States. Lehigh University values all members of our community, regardless of their country of origin or immigration status. The offices of International Affairs, Student Affairs and Equity and Community are working together to support students who may be affected by this change in policy.
What's New in International Students and Scholars
Welcome to Lehigh!
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides immigration and visa advising and helps international students adjust to life at Lehigh.
We use an online system called iHome to provide services. When you accepted admission to Lehigh, you should have received a welcome message from iHome with instructions to set up your account. If you’re having trouble, please contact us.
In iHome, you can:
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS CHECKLIST
2016 TAX YEAR
Determine your federal tax residency status.
The Office of International Affairs is fully committed to the education of our international students and to their success here at Lehigh and after graduation. We recognize that many international students have questions about their immigration status and the climate in the United States. This is an uncertain time, and we do not know how quickly things will change or to what extent. But we want to share with you what we know now, to the best of our understanding. We will keep this space updated as things change.
Effective December 23, 2016, there will be a new filing fee for the following applications and petitions that are often used by our international students and scholars. Applications postmarked or filed on or after December 23 must include the new fee or the application will be rejected by USCIS. For a complete list of the new fees, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees.
New Students!! If you would like to download the powerpoint slides for the immigration presentation during the International Student Orientation, please click on the following link. The link will be available through the week of September 12.
DOWNLOAD HERE (link expired as of September 19)
Captured LV Escape Room!
Join the OISS for a thrilling event at Captured LV Escape Room. As a group, you will be put to the test in one of two themed rooms: The Alchemy Lab or The Pirates Chamber. Your team will have one hour to crack codes, solve puzzles and find keys, all in an attempt to escape your room. Space is limited so sign up at the OISS NOW!
When: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Link to website: http://www.capturedlv.com/
Nature Walk and Picnic in Monocacy Park, Bethlehem
Saturday, September 10
FREE! Transportation also provided
SIGN UP Deadline: September 7
3:15 from Saucon Village bus stop
3:30 from Whitaker Lab
All will be returned to campus by 8:00 pm
The first event in a monthly series of activities from the International Friendship Program, which provides international students and scholars with the opportunity to meet people in the community and experience activities that many Americans enjoy.
Lehigh's African-Caribbean Culture Club is having a welcome back lunch and you're invited!
Saturday, September 3
Coxe Hall - Global Union Lounge
We've launched This Week at Global Lehigh, a newsletter with all the latest news and events from the Office of International Affairs right to your inbox on Monday mornings. This newsletter replaces the OISS newsletter and reminder emails. Please be sure to read it to find out about all the fun stuff we have planned!
Join OISS for shopping in one of the largest malls in the U.S. King of Prussia Mall has 400+ stores for every taste. You'll find everything you need and want here! There's limited availability so sign up at OISS with your payment by the end of Wednesday, August 31!
King of Prussia Shopping Trip
Saturday, Sept. 3, 9:45 am - 5:30 pm
Social Security Workshop
Wednesday, September 7, 20161:00pm - 4:00pmGlobal Union Lounge, Coxe Hall 2nd Floor
International students and scholars - if you have an on-campus employment and need to apply for a social security number, this workshop is for you! We will have Social Security Administration representatives who will help you with the SSN application. Please bring the following items to the workshop:
Warmest congratulations to all graduating students! Your hard work has finally paid off and now it is time to celebrate your success! Happy Graduation and best wishes for your career ahead!
ESL Presents: Summer Seminars
OISS Summer Hours
Eat & Greet
Learn more about the required orientation for international students:
Traveling Outside the U.S.
All F-1 and J-1 students, as well as their dependents, are required to have a valid travel signature (less than 12 months old) on their I-20/DS-2019 at the time of re-entry to the U.S. Before you leave the U.S. this summer, check the travel signature on your I-20/DS-2019 and if it is going to be more than 1 year old when you are returning to the U.S., stop by OISS and get a new one! Additionally, you will need to have the following documents with you at the port of entry to the U.S:
International Bazaar - Thank you!
The 29th Annual International Bazaar
12Noon - 4:00pm
29th Annual International Bazaar!
Don't forget! The 29th Annual International Bazaar is this Sunday! Come out to support Lehigh's international community and enjoy great food and entertainment!
Come out tonight and experience Culture Night of Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, and Pakistan!