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Join the Johns Hopkins International Society on Saturday, April 19 for an Easter Egg Hunt!

Where - Decker Garden on the Homewood Campus

When - 10 a.m. (rain or shine!)

Who is invited - Johns Hopkins affiliates and their families

If you have any questions, email  

The JHU Tax Office has purchased the license for - GLACIER Tax Prep (This program replaces CINTAX) a complete Federal tax preparation software for nonresident aliens (NRA's) students and scholars. (A product of Arctic International, LLC). See flyer for details.

TEDxFulbright in partnership with the Fulbright Association challenge the general public to submit bold, innovative ideas that will tackle the most difficult issues that face our society today. “We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.” -JW Fulbright


In the spirit of the Fulbright Program and its mission to foster mutual understanding through open dialogue and exchange, the Fulbright Social Innovation Challenge encourages applicants to submit ideas that will have a sustainable impact on communities locally and/or globally. Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas at TEDxFulbright in Washington, DC on April 5, 2014. The winner and finalists will also receive various prizes and pro bono services offered by sponsoring institutions to help launch their idea after the TEDxFulbright event.

Two-page proposals alongside optional video samples must be submitted by March 3, 2014 in accordance with the Submission Guidelines, found at Questions may be directed to

Register to attend TEDxFulbright from Feb. 17 and engage in a modern program that celebrates intellect, creativity, and connection. Learn more at

We are very pleased to welcome our newest OIS Team Member! Jessica Mullins joined the OIS as an International Services Advisor – expanding the advising staff in the OIS to 7 full-time advisors.  In this position she will work with students, fellows, faculty and staff.  Jessica comes to the OIS from the Department of Defense, where she was working as a Program Outreach Specialist. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, with a Minor in Global Systems. We are excited to have Jessica as part of the OIS@JHMI team!

The OIS will be closed the following dates:

December 24, 25, 31

January 1


In addition, there will be no walk-in advising from December 23 through January 3.  On Monday, January 6, walk-in advising will resume the regular schedule.


If you are planning international travel and need a travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 during this time, please bring your document to the OIS during office hours (8:30am-4:30pm) .  You may be asked to leave your document and return later to pick it up or to provide shipping instructions so that the document can be mailed to you once it’s signed. 


If you have urgent questions regarding your F or J student status, please email

If you have urgent questions regarding your J scholar status, please email

If you have urgent questions regarding your H1B status, please email

All other questions may be directed to  


Happy Holidays,

The Office of International Services

Apr 2014