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It's starting to feel a lot like summer around Chicago! The sun has been out, the campus is preparing for graduation, and the festivals have started around the city. While we are spending our summer at Harris reviewing survey data and feedback from our students, preparing for our incoming class, planning fall travel (already!), and finding some time to spend in the sun, we know our international students have been submitting their FRS forms, gathering their documents, and planning for their visa interview. Yesterday we conducted two webinars that went over the FRS process, and you can find the link to the recording of those webinars here: https://uchicago.webex.com/uchicago/lsr.php?RCID=a52098e1687551f90bb10f8c63a32f11

The webinars included a short presentation that we will be uploading, but the most important links we used in the presentation are below: 

•Office of International Affairs (OIA) Your BEST resource for immigration questions and details on steps to receiving your I-20 https://internationalaffairs.uchicago.edu/frs

•SEVIS transfer: https://www.ice.gov/sevis/f1-transfers

•F-1 visa: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/study-exchange/student.html

•Find a U.S. embassy or consulate: https://www.usembassy.gov

•Visa Appointment & Processing Wait Times: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/wait-times.html/

•Remember: You can ask around but do NOT act on unauthorized answers! The Designated School Official (DSO) is the expert! What is a DSO? https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/2014/04/students-what-is-a-dso

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns. We are looking forward to seeing you to campus this fall!