Optional Practical Training Workshops

Students at an OPT workshop led by a WMU immigration expert

Optional Practical Training workshops are offered monthly for F-1 Students at Western Michigan University

Optional Practical Training workshops are offered monthly for F-1 Students at Western Michigan University. See the International Admissions and Services front desk on the third floor of Faunce Student Services to reserve your spot today. For more information, contact International Admissions and Services at oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Per President Montgomery’s March 20 announcement, effective Monday, March 23, through Saturday, April 25, University operations will be limited to those activities that are essential for the institution to continue its most critical functions. Western Michigan University is scheduled to resume normal operations Monday, April 27. Keep up-to-date on the University’s response to COVID-19 at wmich.edu/covid-19.

Immigration Compliance and International Admissions and Services will continue to offer advising services to support international students and exchange visitors, faculty and staff, visiting scholars and international visitors. Advising services will be offered VIRTUALLY Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We encourage you to review the Frequently Asked Questions related to immigration and COVID-19.

Spring 2020 Workshops

Thursday, January 16

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, January 23

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Wednesday, January 29

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, February 6

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, February 13

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Wednesday, February 19

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—10 a.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, February 27

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, March 5

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, March 12

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, March 19—canceled, email oiss-info@wmich.edu to schedule an OPT advising appointment

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—10 a.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Wednesday, March 25—canceled, email oiss-info@wmich.edu to schedule an OPT advising appointment

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, April 2—canceled, email oiss-info@wmich.edu to schedule an OPT advising appointment

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Wednesday, April 8—canceled, email oiss-info@wmich.edu to schedule an OPT advising appointment

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—10 a.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, April 16—canceled, email oiss-info@wmich.edu to schedule an OPT advising appointment

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.

Thursday, April 23—canceled, email oiss-info@wmich.edu to schedule an OPT advising appointment

  • Optional Practical Training for F-1 visa holders—2 p.m., International Admissions and Services, third floor of Faunce Student Services building. Registration required: oiss-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5865.