Upcoming OISA Virtual Programs for International Students

CPT, OPT and Employment Related Q&A with OISA

Thursday, April 9, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/429235923

Many things have changed since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, including the employment opportunities in the United States for F-1 visa holders. Come to this virtual session and ask all your questions about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) during Summer 2020, and Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation. Learn the latest USCIS updates about employment policies and the recommended best practices.

Due to the open and online nature of this space, the session is not private nor confidential. If you have private legal questions about your immigration status/employment situation, please email oisa@wesleyan.edu for a one-on-one session.

Friday Lunch Chat for International Students

Friday, April 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/172596759

This is a drop-in online community space for Wesleyan international students who are on campus. International students who are located elsewhere are welcome to join (although it may not be lunch time for you).

Come eat with one another, just like the old days at Usdan, except that this is a virtual session! Enjoy an informal and social lunch with the international community at Wes. Don’t eat alone, come sit with us, chat, laugh and connect!

Alone Together: Coping with Boredom, Isolation, and Stress for International Students

Wednesday, April 15, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/405814599

 Join the Office of International Student Affairs staff and members of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) for a space to share and connect! We will talk about what matters most to you at the moment — whether it is homesickness, immigration/visa concerns, isolation, stress or others. This is a space to honor your feelings, enjoy one another’s company and share helpful tips for maintaining physical and emotional health if you are up for it. The first half of the session will be facilitated by a professional staff. Members of ISAB will host the second half of the session for authentic student-to-student connections.

Due to the open and online nature of this space, the session is not private nor confidential, though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. For a one-on-one session with an OISA staff, email oisa@wesleyan.edu.

Wesleyan Resilience Project

We would like to encourage you to be a part of the Wesleyan Resilience Project. The mission is to create an opportunity to reflect, understand and creatively engage regarding issues of failure and resilience. Sharing these narratives enables us to rethink success and grow from one another.  We would love anonymous stories of how you grew from a difficult moment and we will then collect them together and put them on a website for others to look to when they’re in a similar situation.

MINDS Day: Inaugural Event 3/30

MINDS Day: Inaugural Event
Saturday, March 30th
10:00 AM to 2 PM
Daniel Family Commons

Indian food will be provided for lunch!


Alpert Powers, MD, PhD, from Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Jennifer T. D’Andrea, PhD, from Counseling and Psychological Services
Tamann Rahman, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from Counseling and Psychological Services
Rabbi David, from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will lead a session on mindfulness practice

This coming Saturday, the Wesleyan Chapter of the MINDS Foundation, a student-run mental health activism group, will be hosting their first-ever campus wide event, MINDS Day. We will have a wide variety of speakers who will speak on topics related to mental health.  Come support!

Are You Interested in Getting Paid to Teach High Schoolers About Sex?

ASHA is seeking applicants for 5 work-study eligible teachers. We believe that providing compensation for the work that we do is essential to creating a more equitable organization. If you feel as though any part of your identity is underrepresented in reproductive health or reproductive rights activism, we encourage you to apply.

If you would like to apply for a position with us, please do so by filling out this application. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH. You MUST be work-study in order to be considered for this position. All accepted teachers will receive a stipend of $150 for the spring semester and must attend our teacher training sessions on March 2nd and March 3rd. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to Rebecca Goldfarb Terry or Jessica Brandon at asha.wesleyan@gmail.com.