October 28, 2016

ENGLISH CONVERSATION   English Corner Provides a Place to Practice English Conversation, Meet New Friends — by Evandro De Oliveira Niero

An International Scholar from the WashU Medical School writes about his experiences participating in and helping organize English Corner, a free program offered by the English Language Programs, where international students and scholars meet every week for informal English conversation practice….  read more

HALLOWEEN   Guide to Halloween-themed Activities in the St. Louis Area

This coming Monday (October 31st) will be Halloween! Since the holiday will fall on a Monday, that means that this weekend will be filled with Halloween activities across the St. Louis area…  read more

ASK AN OISS ADVISOR   I heard there was a new visa for entrepreneurs. If I plan to work for a start-up, might this visa help me work in the United States? — by Jason Marquart

ANSWER: In late August the DHS published a proposed rule pertaining to a new entrepeneur visa and opened the rule to public comment. This means that the rule is tentative and may be revised significantly before it actually becomes law; however, in reviewing the proposed rule, we have an idea of what DHS has in mind…  read more

PHOTO   Fall Break Bike Trip

International students and scholars explore the Katy Trail State Park on our 7th annual Fall Break Bike Trip…  read more




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