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


We hope you may find the information on our website helpful. Contact us if you have further questions or wish to provide feedback. Oh, and “Like Us” on Facebook – see below!

The University of Mississippi International Education week 2015

Visit our town of Oxford

Mini Campus Tour

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We hope everyone is having a good first week of classes. Don't forget to join us every Friday for Cultural Cafe starting this week. Join us tomorrow for a cup of tea or coffee and conversation from 2 - 4pm in the Barnes and Noble Cafe located in the Student Union. We will also have some snacks. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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International Programs--University of Mississippi shared University of Mississippi Vietnamese Students Association's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Hello everyone! Our interest meeting is coming up very soon, so please take a look at our flyer for more information. We really hope to see everyone there and see some new faces! Have a wonderful day everyone. <3

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LASO is throwing a party to celebrate the end of the Rio 2016 Olympics and to welcome back all the students for the Fall semester. This is a fun event and gives you a chance to meet students from all over the world, and listen to different kinds of music. ... See MoreSee Less

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International students, Insurance Exemption Forms are due to our office by September 2-nd. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join tonight on the Grove for a silent disco party! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us tonight for a Silent Disco in the Grove! We look forward to seeing you from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.!

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