International Student – Winter Break Travel

From: Office of International Student Affairs <>
Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 9:43 AM
To: Office of International Student Affairs <>
Subject: I-20 Travel Signature & Winter Break Reminders


Dear international students,

Here are some important pieces of information to help you get ready for winter break. Please read the message below carefully.

If you are staying on campus:

  • If your current housing will be closed, you will need to secure an alternative housing location and fill out this form to let us know by noon on December 12, 2019. The first 5 people who fill out the from will get a surprise gift from the OISA!
  • The three OISA winter break coordinators’ names and emails are listed below. Please feel free to reach out if you need support or have questions: 
    • Remi French (
    • Abrar Habib (
    • Noah Langat (
  • OISA on-call phone is: (860) 685-1096. This number is for non-emergency, programming and individual support. One of the OISA winter break coordinators will answer the phone. 
  • For emergencies (including being locked out), please call Wesleyan public safety.
  • The Transportation Department offers a free local grocery shuttle service every Sunday from 12:30 pm-3:30 pm and every Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 8:30pm. The van leaves from Usdan to Aldi and Price Chopper and returns. The shuttle does run during the break. If you have questions about the shuttle schedule, please contact 860-685-3788.

If you are traveling internationally:

  • Make sure that you have a valid travel signature on the day you plan to return to the U.S. A travel signature is valid for 365 days. Check page 2 of your I-20 before you depart the U.S.
  • Make sure that you have a valid passport (6 months into the future of the day of your return) and a valid F-1 visa (except Canadians).
  • If you have any questions about traveling internationally or need a travel signature, please visit the OISA during drop-in hours (Tues. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Wed. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Thurs. 3:30 – 4:30 pm; Fri. 2:00 -3:30 pm). We added an extra drop-in hour today (December 9) from 11:30 am -12:30 pm. OISA is located at 023 and 024 of North College.  
  • Transportation to airports and train stations:

  • The easiest way to access immigration-related support while you are outside of the U.S. is to contact the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) via email ( OISA is closed from December 21, 2019 to January 1, 2020. During the time when the office is closed, if there is an immigration emergency, contact Wesleyan Pubic Safety at 860-685-3333.

Good luck with final exams and papers!

Office of International Student Affairs

OISA Fall 2019 Drop-In Hours: Tues. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Wed. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; Thurs. 3:30 – 4:30 pm; Fri. 2:00 -3:30 pm 

Urgent Matters: Please be aware that e-mail should not be used to communicate about urgent matters. E-mails will not routinely be read after business hours. If your situation/inquiry is urgent, please call 911 or contact Public Safety at 860-685-3333.  

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Employment Opportunity – Winter Break

Thu 11/7/2019 10:01 AM

The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) is looking to hire 2-3 residential advisors (RAs) during the winter break for international students who stay on campus. The selected RAs will work together to ensure coverage of the entire winter break period. However, individual RAs do not have to stay on campus the enter winter break. This job is open to all Wesleyan students. The compensation is $200 USD.

Position details and the application form can be found here.

The application are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 17. Questions? Email:

Janice D. Watson

Assistant Director for International Student Services

Personal Research Sessions with Reference Librarians

Halloween was last week, but it’s not too late for one more scary thought: research paper due dates rushing at you on a rapidly disappearing semester calendar! But before you run away screaming in horror, remember that librarians are available for Personal Research Sessions to assist you in finding lots of useful sources in the library or on the Internet. Whether you are doing a senior thesis or a first year seminar (or anything in between), we’re happy to help. Just visit us at (or look for the link to “Meet with a librarian” on the library’s home page, tell us what you are working on and when you can meet one of us, and we will help you find some good sources to start with and show you where to go to find more. So now you can look forward to a relaxing and peaceful Thanksgiving. Or at least Christmas.

– Kendall Hobbs, Library Instruction Coordinator (khobbs, x3962)

Peer-to-Peer Internship Panels

Peer-to-Peer Internship Panels

Come hear from upperclassmen first-hand about how they found and secured internships and summer experiences in their fields of interest.

Internships in Law

November 5, 12pm – Gordon Career Center

Internships in the Visual Arts

November 8, 12:15pm – Gordon Career Center

Internships in Journalism and Publishing

November 19, 12pm – Boger Hall, 112

Internships for International Students

November 20, 5pm – Gordon Career Center

Internships in Sustainability

November 22, 12:15pm – Gordon Career Center

Nov 19 – Study Abroad Info-Session

Study Abroad Info-Session for c/o 2022-23 🍴

12:00 – 1:00 pm | Fries Center for Global Studies Commons, Fisk 201 

Hosted by Office of Study Abroad, Deans’ Office, Fries Center for Global Studies

This event is specifically aimed at First Year and Sophomore students. Are you thinking about studying abroad during your time at Wesleyan? Come to this info session to find out more about the study abroad options available to you! Study abroad staff together with a panel of returned study abroad students will be happy to answer all your questions.


Weseminar for Parents!!!

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
WESEMINAR Help Us Help You Help Your Students!
Calling all parents! Are you struggling to remember enough calculus to confidently help your student with their homework? Wanting to instill strong research, writing, or public speaking skills, but not sure where to start? Wesleyan’s librarians are here to help! Join us for a Q&A session on the academic resources and many support services that can help your students to be successful.
Develin Room (2nd Floor), Olin Library (Show in Map)


Monday, October 28th the Financial Aid Office Open House for students from 2-4pm

From: Pietryka, Sarah <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:23 PM

Subject: Financial Aid Open House, 10/28/19

Hello everyone,

I hope this email finds you well! I am writing to let you know that on Monday, October 28th the Financial Aid Office will be holding an Open House for students from 2-4pm in our office. This is geared towards financial aid recipients, but all are welcome. This is not a presentation or information session, but more of a meet and greet so students can have an opportunity to put faces to names of everyone in the Financial Aid Office, primarily the class directors.

We will have a table set up in the front of our office with baked goods and a raffle for some Wesleyan swag for the students, so if you have students waiting to see you or in your office, please encourage them to also come by the Financial Aid Office. And don’t hesitate to come down the hall for a treat yourselves!

There may be some additional traffic or noise during this event, so please let us know if that is an issue, and if you have any other questions or concerns, please let me or Robyn (copied on this email) know.




Sarah E. Pietryka (she, her, hers)

Assistant Director of Financial Aid


Wesleyan University | Financial Aid Office

237 High Street | Middletown, CT 06459
P: (860) 685-3164 | F: (860) 685-2801