OGE – Office of International Programs

University of Mississippi

Welcome to the Office of International Programs

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Welcome to the University of Mississippi! On behalf of the Office of International Programs, I would like to thank you for choosing the University of Mississippi as your starting point for your educational journey in the United States.

I would like you to know that the Office of International Programs is your home away from home. We are here to help you adapt to a new culture as well as an educational system that is different from yours. I wish you the best and sincerely hope your experience at the University of Mississippi will be one that you cherish for years to come.

Best regards,
Ge-Yao Liu
Director, Office of International Programs

Important Dates:

Fall 2016 official arrival days: Aug 13 & 14

Fall 2016 International student orientation: Monday, August 15

This following is applicable only to 17-month STEM OPT applications adjudicated by USCIS prior to May 10, 2016:

  • All existing 17-month EADs will remain valid until the EAD expires, is terminated or revoked.
  • If an eligible 17-month STEM OPT participant wants to apply for the additional seven months of STEM OPT, they have until Aug. 8, 2016, to submit their application to USCIS.
  • DHS will not automatically convert 17-month extensions into 24-month extensions.
  • Students with pending 17-month extension applications will receive a request for evidence from USCIS to allow the student to demonstrate their eligibility for the 24-month STEM OPT extension.
  • A student who has applied for a STEM extension can continue working for up to 180 days beyond the expiration of the prior post-completion OPT EAD while the STEM extension application is pending.
  • The student must have at least 150 calendar days remaining prior to the end of his or her 17-month OPT extension at the time the Form I-765, is properly filed with USCIS.

Here are the power point slides from the orientation week, Spring 2016

F-1 Students:

F-1 slides Immigration and employment Spring 2016

Spring 16 – Health Insurance F-1 Presentation

J-1 Students:

Spring 2016 – Health Insurance J 1 Presentation

Immigration and Employment for J-1 Students Spring 16


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Dr. Lambert in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management (NHM) is looking for international students to volunteer in allowing her senior students to interview them. She would like for you to share information about your country and you! Such as, what aspects of living in your country are different from living in the United States? How are universities and the educational systems different? What are some of your traditional foods? What do you miss most about being away from home? What do you like about the American culture and what would you change about the American culture? She calls the assignment “All the Human Race, Just Born a Different Place.”
Dr. Lambert is looking for a variety of different countries to be represented. Her students will contact you to set up a meeting date and time where you can be interviewed. They will then present their information obtained from their interview to the rest of their classmates. If you are interested or need more information please contact Dr. Lambert at LambertL@olemiss.edu. She would like to have 12 volunteers from different countries if possible.
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