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Cecilia
31:51
Hello:)
Fanny Odebrand
31:54
Hi everyone!!
Kathleen_ArtU
32:30
Hello, students, and any faculty/staff listening in! Thanks for joining us! If you have not already, please say hello in the chat pod and let us know where you are joining from. :)
Kathleen_ArtU
32:45
Important: Students, as i mentioned earlier, when typing in the chat, please click the drop down and select “Panelists and Attendees”, so that other students can see your question/comment, which will help connect the replies provided by our panelist/presenters. Thanks!
Ladun Akako
32:56
Hi from SF
Pranav Juvekar
33:12
Helloooo from sf
Robert McDonald
33:30
Hello from Oakland
Kantisa Prasertchai
34:10
From Thailand (it is 1am), I might not be able to stay til the end, is it okay?
Martha Jabo
34:20
Hi, from Uganda
Kathleen_ArtU
34:48
@Kantisa: Yes, that’s ok! I will make sure you get the recording to watch any part you missed. Thanks for staying up to join us! :)
Kantisa Prasertchai
36:17
Thank you for your respond!
JUDY HART
36:41
Hi from Oakland, I’m from Nigeria
Kathleen_ArtU
40:11
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html
Josephine Albrektsen
40:21
QUESTION: When do we need to apply for the documents needed to return to school in the US, if I’m planning to return in the fall?
YunHao Gai
40:35
My F-1 VISA is about to expire at the end of the year, what should I do to renew that visa?
Vanessa Shive
41:16
QUESTION:Hello! Thank you for this informative webinar. I’m a visual development major and I would like to take freelance work or be represented by an agency in the near future. Is that allowed?
Cherry Cha
41:39
Hello All, we will answer your questions after the presentation.
Kathleen_ArtU
42:52
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html
Kantisa Prasertchai
46:14
Question:In my case, I think my I-20 is not active right now, since I dropped in Fall 2020 and continue online outside the US in Spring 2021. So, I will not be able to active my I-20 until I physically go back to US? Or do I need to renew my I-20, if I would like to return in Fall 2021? Thank you.
Sorim Kim
46:21
Hello, in our country, young people of our age will not be able to receive the vaccine until this winter. So if I return to SF in the fall, I must get a vaccine in the United States. I wonder how international students can get a vaccine when we get to US.
Nicholas Swart
46:51
Hi there :) I was just wondering if we are allowed to ask the university for any aid in securing an interview with the US embassy in our country? I have managed to get one for October but I know that is too late if I want to start the Fall Semester onsite.
Kateryna Sokolova
46:59
What makes my I20 valid and supported?
Josephine Albrektsen
47:16
QUESTION: If I get a new I-20 now, but it turns out I can’t return to the US before spring 2022, will the I-20 still be valid or do I need to ask for a new one?
Kathleen_ArtU
48:28
Bart: https://www.bart.gov/Muni: https://www.sfmta.com/Uber: https://www.uber.com/Lyft: https://www.lyft.com/rider
Andrew Wang
50:17
QUESTION: Does our health insurance cover vaccine in US? If yes, how does that work?
Amal Ashokan
50:53
Can you repeat the answer to the question about I-20 travel signature
Lucky Enam
51:12
Question: how do we get our insurance card from Anthem ?
Pornkamon Wacharakitti
51:28
Question : Do school provide the health insurance to the international students? Does it include in the tuition fee we’ve paid every year?
Kathleen_ArtU
51:31
International Student Services:Email: intlservices@academyart.eduPhone: 415-274-2208Website: https://www.academyart.edu/admissions/international-student-resources/
Kathleen_ArtU
51:45
Check out Art U's customized ULifeline webpage: http://www.ulifeline.org/ARTU/stay_well
Kathleen_ArtU
51:57
Octave: https://www.findoctave.com/
Kathleen_ArtU
52:16
AMHC: https://www.asianmhc.org/advancing-asian-mental-health
Kathleen_ArtU
53:43
Students, thanks for the questions you put in the chat so far. We will have a Q&A at the end of the presentation, so if you can hold the questions until then, it will be appreciated. Thanks!
Kathleen_ArtU
53:54
Housing Portal: https://academyart.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal/A997752E/1/1/Home-Home?UrlToken=591A9593
Kathleen_ArtU
55:22
Email: housing@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
56:14
Housing website: https://www.academyart.edu/campus-athletics/housing/
Parshwa Shah
58:00
Question - I just have one class left for next semester.. how much time I have after that to find job and stay in usa?
Kathleen_ArtU
58:19
EAP department email: eslsupport@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
58:43
Accounts Receivable:Email: ar@academyart.edu
callista faustine
01:02:50
I wanted to get the vaccine in San Francisco but i cant apply for it because of the mychart registrarion
Kathleen_ArtU
01:03:11
Anthem Student Advantage: https://studentca.anthem.com/student/schools/aau
Kathleen_ArtU
01:05:52
Health Insurance Enrollment Request Form: https://my.academyart.edu/aau-forms/international-admissions/student-health-insurance-plan-enrollment-request-form
Kathleen_ArtU
01:06:09
AAU Resources: https://my.academyart.edu/faqs/faqs-student#healthAnthem Resources: https://studentca.anthem.com/student/schools/aauJCB Resources: https://jcbins.com/
Kathleen_ArtU
01:07:22
Email: healthinsurance@academyart.edu
Kathleen_ArtU
01:07:35
https://www.anthem.com/ca/
Polina Vashchenko
01:07:39
I have that problem too. Thank you
Kathleen_ArtU
01:08:16
OneMedical: https://www.onemedical.com/locations/sf/
Yi Zhu
01:08:57
Should I continue the medical plan with school if I’m holding F1 visa for OPT?
Kathleen_ArtU
01:10:31
JCB Insurance: https://jcbins.com/
Renita Alcordo
01:11:09
Does the health insurance benefits of AAU cover things like therapy/counselling?
Kathleen_ArtU
01:12:02
IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/taxpayer-identification-numbers-tin
Kathleen_ArtU
01:13:19
Department of Labor: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/71-flsa-internships
Han Li
01:15:34
If I've applied my OPT online and have received paper receipt. Is it necessary to apply by mail again ?
Kathleen_ArtU
01:17:13
International Student Services website: https://my.academyart.edu/students/my-academy/student-resources/international-student-resources
Kathleen_ArtU
01:22:44
International Student Services:Email: intlservices@academyart.eduPhone: 415-274-2208
Josephine Albrektsen
01:23:07
QUESTION: If I get a new I-20 now, but it turns out I can’t return to the US before spring 2022, will the I-20 still be valid or do I need to ask for a new one?
Jennie Le
01:23:29
QUESTIONS: Am I still eligible for health insurance or other benefits that we had during school as an F1 student during my OPT time?
Cherry Cha
01:23:29
@Josephine Please contact us 3 months before you return the US
Michelle Strachan
01:24:22
Question: I’m currently in Brazil and was offered a freelance work from a company in the US. Can I do it?
Cherry Cha
01:24:51
@Yunhao, you need to renew the visa in your country or outside of the US. please contact us intlservices@academyart.edu
Cherry Cha
01:26:58
@Vanessa you must have a valid work authorization, please contact us. @Kantisa If you return the US, you must have a valid I-20. please contact us 3 months before you return the US.
Polina Vashchenko
01:27:05
Hello:)
Michelle Strachan
01:27:19
Question: If I sign up for classes for Fall and I can’t renew my VISA on time due to the embassy being close. Can I pause it and resume in Spring 2022 without affecting my status or changing my chances of getting the OPT after graduating?
Polina Vashchenko
01:27:30
I currently have the International Distance Learning Scholarship. Can I keep it even if we go onsite ?
Cherry Cha
01:28:22
@Sorim Now the vaccine is available for 16+ ages. Please come to the US and get the vaccine.
Huseyn Yusifov
01:28:34
I want to apply for unpaid internship, do I need to inform international student department?
Luiza Maia
01:29:14
Avoid Tenderloin
Cherry Cha
01:29:43
@Nicholas You may want to get a letter, please contact us intlservices@academyart.edu
YunHao Gai
01:29:43
I live in here right now haha
YunHao Gai
01:30:08
and I can confirm that the tenderloin is extremely sketchy
Jongmin Lee
01:30:40
Tenderloin, Ok, Thank you!
Luiza Maia
01:30:42
hahaha stay safe, YunHao
YunHao Gai
01:31:11
thank you Luiza
Cherry Cha
01:32:00
@Kateryna you have to register and get a travel signature. @Josephine If you are not able to return, your I-20 will be invalid, please ask the new one. @Andrew Vaccine is for free in the US
Aishwarya Bhoir
01:32:10
Will the International Distance Scholarship be allowed if we join onsite or are there any other options?
Shivani Thummala
01:32:55
QUESTION: This is my last semester ,Can I travel to my country come back to US and then apply for EAD ?
Cherry Cha
01:33:44
@adeoluwa please contact us to discuss further intlservices@academyart.edu
Polina Vashchenko
01:34:01
Thank you
Polina Vashchenko
01:34:04
:)
Sorim Kim
01:35:26
Thank you Cherry!
Cherry Cha
01:36:03
@Parshwa you have 90 days unemployment period from your OPT start date on the EAd card @consiglia if you have a vaild passport/F-1 visa/I-20 with travel signature, you may travel, but we don't recommend it now.
Huseyn Yusifov
01:36:49
thank you so much!
Cherry Cha
01:38:26
@Lucky you may continue to have an insurance thru JCB. @Yi medical is expensive in the US, we recommend to have the insurance thru JCB @Retina yes, please contact your insurance provider
Dingyu Hu
01:38:56
ONE QUESTION: If I only have one class left, can I still stay in US to taken class? Thank you!
Nicholas Swart
01:39:33
QUESTION: Hi there :) I was just wondering if we are allowed to ask the university for any aid in securing an interview with the US embassy in our country? I have managed to get one for October but I know that is too late if I want to start the Fall Semester onsite.
Martha Jabo
01:39:43
Regarding tuition, is it to be paid before or after I get my visa? Also is there a payment plan given by the school regarding the first tuition payment onsite?
Cherry Cha
01:40:00
@Marina CPT is curricular practical training, please contact us for more info @Han we recommend to apply for OPT by paper now as online is testing mode as of now. please contact us to discuss further.
Cherry Cha
01:41:33
@Kholoud you must apply for OPT in the US. you may leave after you apply, but we don't recommend to travel now. @Charles yes, you may complete the degree online, there's no difference for online/onsite degree
Cherry Cha
01:44:09
@Shravani on campus job is still available, please check our website for more info @Shiravi yes, please apply for OPT in the US asap. @Shravani we will update you for graduation ceremony when we have more details
Kathleen_ArtU
01:44:48
Career Services: https://www.academyart.edu/campus-athletics/student-resources/career-services/Email: careerservices@academyart.edu
Cherry Cha
01:46:27
@michelle when you apply for OPT, your I-20 has to be active for 1 academic year. please make sure to have a valid I-20 at least for 1 year. @Polina please contact account receivable. AR@academyaet.edu
Jennie Le
01:46:46
QUESTION: Is that 90 days of unemployment applied to the OPT-STEM as well?
Kathleen_ArtU
01:47:56
Thanks to the students that attended today and asking great questions! Thank you to Sue and our International Student Services panelists for the wonderful presentation, all the great resources, and answers in the chat! Enjoy the rest of the Spring semester and be well everyone!
Cherry Cha
01:47:59
@Dingyu yes, if you have only 1 class left, you can take the last class in the US
Cherry Cha
01:48:11
Thanks, everyone, we are here for you.
Cherry Cha
01:48:25
Please send us an email if you have any questions!
Kathleen_ArtU
01:48:33
International Student Services:Email: intlservices@academyart.eduPhone: 415-274-2208
Cherry Cha
01:48:35
Stay safe & healthy!
Dingyu Hu
01:48:38
Thank you so much! Cherry
Josephine Albrektsen
01:48:52
Thank you all so much!
Michelle Strachan
01:49:15
Thank you so much!!
Aishwarya Bhoir
01:49:22
Thank you all so much!!
Zhang Yin
01:49:41
Thank you!
Jennie Le
01:49:46
Thank you all so much!
YunHao Gai
01:50:05
Thank you!
Yiwen Wang
01:50:07
Thank you so much! Merci!
Jongmin Lee
01:50:17
Thank you everyone!