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 

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