Thank you everyone for tuning in! We will be getting started in about 10 minutes.
This Zoom setup is awesome!
Thanks Ryan! :)
Pre-submitted questions:STEM OPT: We have been told that uploading the I-983 for STEM applications is optional, yet there is a report for students "requiring I-983 uploads". Should we pay attention to this or wait until further guidance comes out making it mandatory?
Yes, you can issue an I-20 for Iran, but there is no U.S. Embassy in Iran currently. Students will have to apply from a third country for the F-1 visa.
(Sorry, this was the question) Travel Ban: Since there is a travel ban on Iran, is there a restriction in creating an I-20 in SEVIS for a student in Iran? Iran still appears in the list of countries when creating the Initial I-20.
when they do site visits where do they go? was the question
have the presenter repeat the audience questions please
so they don’t go to the supervisor alone?
we’ll be asking them to repeat or we will pass the mic to the person to ask the question
let us know if anyone has a question and we will be happy to ask :)
Can you repeat the question?
if students are here and deferred for 30 days what to do was the question
Is this is pertaining to China?
yes, pertaining to China
can she select a mid-term start date?
Oh ok 10:30- noon
yup for new 10:30-12 on march 26
for new DSO training that will be held in SF RVSP with Lamberto
Here is a link to Marc's slides: https://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/caftb_2018_foreign_scholars_presentation.pdf.
hold on she is coming by
great! thanks Clair
Hi! Sorry I don't have a mic
does she want to write to share?
So Wissem and Aubrey have presented at NAFSA last year. I could ask them to repeat the presentation
Wissem and Aubrey from SMCCD
Or if they have any other interest, it can be explored
what were the topics they presented on?
Aubrey: AB 504
Wissem: Student Services
a few people have presented at NAFSA so we'll get everyone
let us know if anyone has questions or clarifications that are needed
department of state website had information on when some consulates will open in China.
maling I-20 to China using UPS to china
$120 or so but will get there in about 4 days.
Yes, it is member only.
Hi! still here!
please ask the full group if you have a question since we aren't able to monitor the zoom as much while Becky walks around and people have to leave the meeting
Do you have a question?
Oh sorry that was from Remi :)