International Students: Lunch and Conversation—Idioms!

The phrase “Kill two birds with one stone” is an idiom…but what is an idiom? In simple terms, an idiom is a sentence that does not make sense just by looking at the words, but still has meaning that is understood by the speakers and listeners. You might be thinking, “why should I care about […]

Bridge to Nowhere Hike

Pack a lunch, slather on the sunblock, and celebrate the lovely spring weather with a hike in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars! The Bridge to Nowhere hike is a moderate 5 mile (10 mile round trip) walk through beautiful scenery to an abandoned and out-of-place bridge […]

International Students: Tax Workshop

Did you know you have to file taxes as an international student, even if you did not work? Taxes can be quite a confusing subject—and your international student advisor is not a tax advisor. To help you prepare for tax season, we invite you to attend this valuable workshop which will explain the basics of […]

Taste of Culture: Eid’e Nowruz (Iranian New Year)

Although having Iranian and religious Zoroastrian origins, Eid’e Nowruz has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin, and the Balkans. Marking the beginning of spring, Nowruz honors the cyclical, renewing quality of nature. Enjoy snacks and a traditional haft-seen in the 535 Lobby while supplies […]

Holi Festival

Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is a Hindu spring festival in India and Nepal signifying the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring. It is a festive day to meet, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. At the Holi Festival, we’ll […]

Huntington Library Field Trip

A popular tourist stop and one of Southern California’s must-see cultural destinations, this 207-acre complex was once the private estate of railroad magnate Henry Huntington and is home to a library collection of rare books and manuscripts, a special 18th century art collection, and 12 stunning specialized gardens representing different parts of the world (Japan, […]

International Students: “Ace That Interview” Workshop

Led by Career Services, this session will focus on skills needed to ace your interviews. Get ready for the CPT/OPT season and do not miss this important workshop!   Cost: FREE! Bring your lunch and please do not be late! Meet: Building 535, Room 152 

International Students: Lunch and Conversation—Identity Intersections

Have you ever stopped to think about how identity affects you? Key facets of identity—like gender, social class, age, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and religion—play significant roles in determining how we understand and experience the world. Our identities shape the types of opportunities and challenges we face, and our interactions with others. Entering into […]

International Students: CPT, OPT, & H1-B Regulations

This incredibly important workshop will cover all employment eligibility regulations with regards to Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training (including STEM OPT). Adam Green, Immigration Attorney at the Law Offices of Adam Green, will then present a special session on the topic of H1B visas. Required for all KGI international students.  Cost: FREE! KGI […]

International Students Only: MANDATORY “Seeking an Internship” Employment Workshop

This is the first of two required employment workshops this year. This session will focus on ways to land an internship. Career Services will lead the training session, and you will hear from current second years on their internship search. Recommended for all students but REQUIRED FOR ALL PPC, PPM, and FIRST YEAR MBS/MENG INTERNATIONAL […]