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International Students and Scholars

O'Dowd Hall 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3358
Fax: (248) 370-3351
isso@oakland.edu

International Students and Scholars

O'Dowd Hall 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3358
Fax: (248) 370-3351
isso@oakland.edu

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International Students and Scholars

Welcome to the International Students and Scholars Office!

Reach us at isso@oakland.edu for general questions or to schedule an appointment with an international adviser. The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) is open from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In-person walk-in advising is Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Get your questions answered at a weekly ISSO Shares session every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., open to all international students and scholars. Check your Oakland University email for more information.

If you are seeking an appointment for employment (CPT, OPT, OPT STEM), please note that these appointments are only scheduled after you complete the online process and application. For CPT, OPT and OPT STEM, you must:

  • Review the Current Students Employment page (required).
  • If you need further assistance, attend a weekly ISSO Shares session (currently held on Google Meet every Thursday from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.) to get questions answered. Also, at the beginning and end of each semester we will have dedicated OPT and CPT sessions. Check your email for those dates.
  • Fill out the CPT, OPT or OPT STEM forms and gather the required documents. All forms and required documents can be found on the Current Students Employment page. Once submitted, the ISSO will send you an email confirming submission and steps for an appointment. ISSO will only schedule appointments after we receive a completed application from you and approval from your academic adviser or the Graduate School.

For Change of Status or Reinstatement of Status, you must:

Continuing F1 Students Guide

New Incoming Students Guide

Winter 2023 Orientation Information:
Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, January, 4 2023.
Location: Human Health Building, room 1050

Scholarships

Transcript

My name is Yue Zhuo, and I was born in Guizhou province in China. I come to Oakland University to earn my P.h.D. in reading education.

I am a fourth-generation teacher so I had it as my desire to teach and work with students.

Yue, speaking in a classroom with children: “In China, we call teacher ‘laoshi, laoshi.’”

Yue and children speaking: “Loashi”, “Loashi.”

I choose Oakland University for two reasons: I get my master’s degree like ten years before. As a college teacher, I think it’s time for continuous study again so you should give more things to learn for your students. I really want to see the English-speaking countries, what they ‘e looking like, since we all learn English in our country so you never know what happened outside.

Yue speaking to children: “Who is “Nuháimen? Girls, right?”

I teach counting numbers in Chinese from one to ten. I teach them how to call the family member: father, mother, younger sister, younger brother.

The ISSO gives us some like great experience of American culture, especially for important festivals of America; the Halloween, Easter, Christmas and even the Chinese New Year. They organized those events for the international students so while we can experience the American culture and also can feel at home at the same time. I love the Rochester community area. We have a wonderful and beautiful park right near my apartments. It’s a beautiful downtown, people are so nice here, so this is a really good place to live.

Yue, speaking in Chinese: I made a good decision to come to Oakland University.