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BA-PIER February 2020 Meeting at Chabot College - Shared screen with speaker view
Becky Petrow
27:31
Thank you everyone for tuning in! We will be getting started in about 10 minutes.
Ryan Hisamoto
47:39
This Zoom setup is awesome!
Denica Kelly
48:57
Thanks Ryan! :)
Becky Petrow
53:26
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?
Becky Petrow
53:57
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.
Becky Petrow
54:54
(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.
Remi
56:13
when they do site visits where do they go? was the question
mbooher-poggi
56:17
have the presenter repeat the audience questions please
Remi
56:33
so they don’t go to the supervisor alone?
Remi
58:55
we’ll be asking them to repeat or we will pass the mic to the person to ask the question
Remi
59:15
let us know if anyone has a question and we will be happy to ask :)
Chikako
01:01:49
Can you repeat the question?
Remi
01:02:22
if students are here and deferred for 30 days what to do was the question
Angela
01:03:21
Is this is pertaining to China?
Remi
01:03:43
yes, pertaining to China
Remi
01:05:12
can she select a mid-term start date?
Chikako
01:08:29
What time?
Chikako
01:08:39
Oh ok 10:30- noon
Remi
01:08:56
yup for new 10:30-12 on march 26
Remi
01:09:36
for new DSO training that will be held in SF RVSP with Lamberto
Becky Petrow
01:23:13
Here is a link to Marc's slides: https://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/caftb_2018_foreign_scholars_presentation.pdf.
Clair
01:48:57
hold on she is coming by
Becky Petrow
01:49:19
great! thanks Clair
Clair
01:49:20
Hi! Sorry I don't have a mic
Becky Petrow
01:49:36
does she want to write to share?
Clair
01:50:15
So Wissem and Aubrey have presented at NAFSA last year. I could ask them to repeat the presentation
Clair
01:50:27
Wissem and Aubrey from SMCCD
Clair
01:50:59
Or if they have any other interest, it can be explored
Becky Petrow
01:51:16
what were the topics they presented on?
Clair
01:51:16
Aubrey: AB 504
Clair
01:51:22
Wissem: Student Services
Becky Petrow
01:51:46
a few people have presented at NAFSA so we'll get everyone
Becky Petrow
01:51:55
everyone's info
Clair
01:51:56
great!
Remi
02:09:44
let us know if anyone has questions or clarifications that are needed
Remi
02:13:07
department of state website had information on when some consulates will open in China.
Denica Kelly
02:13:33
Hi Joseph!
Remi
02:19:31
maling I-20 to China using UPS to china
Remi
02:19:47
$120 or so but will get there in about 4 days.
mbooher-poggi
02:21:19
Yes, it is member only.
mbooher-poggi
02:40:07
Hi! still here!
Becky Petrow
02:42:44
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
Becky Petrow
02:44:19
Do you have a question?
Becky Petrow
02:44:29
Oh sorry that was from Remi :)