From: International Student Services
Date: July 14, 2021
Subject: ISS News, July 14, 2021: Important Reminders, CWRU COVID-19 Website, CWRU Take Two, Good Vibes, & More


July 14, 2021


in this issue:

  1. We Hear Your Questions
  2. CWRU Take Two- ISS Closing Early on Fridays in June & July
  3. Need a Fresh Travel Signature?
  4. OPT & CPT Workshops
  5. Features
  6. Campus Happenings
  7. Other Opportunities
  8. Good Vibes Only


ISS Staff is available to students, without an appointment, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during advising hours:

11am to 3pm- through virtual advising available online

There are no advising hours on Wednesday.


If you need to speak with an advisor outside of our advising hours, please send an email to to schedule an appointment. Please provide your full, legal name and a brief description of the nature of your appointment when you contact us.

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We Hear Your Questions

ISS has been receiving many emails over the past few weeks and the most popular topics on your minds right now are:

  • vaccine policy
  • quarantining
  • testing

We hear you!  

The best resources we can share right now are:

Please continue to keep in touch with ISS throughout the summer.  We will continue to do our best to answer your questions and support you. 

As we learn more, ISS will continue to share information with you.  We will send messages directly to your email accounts, we will include information in ISSNews, and we will update our website.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding!

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CWRU Take Two- ISS Closing Early on Fridays in June & July

CWRU Take Two is back on Fridays in June and July so staff will be unavailable as of 3 p.m.. and appointment times will be adjusted to end earlier in the day as well. Please plan any Friday visits accordingly.

Regular Friday business hours will resume in August.

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Need a Fresh Travel Signature?

If you need a travel signature, don't panic! ISS can help. Read about what to do on our Travel and Reentry pages for F-1 and J-1 students.

You can also request a travel signature using our electronic form here.

OPT and CPT online workshops available

OPT & CPT Workshops

If you're still planning to apply for OPT or CPT, don't forget to complete the required workshop, which goes over in detail the application process, student responsibilities, and other important considerations.  Workshops are available online to complete at your convenience.  Advisor-led workshops will resume in the Fall.

For more information about OPT and CPT, visit our website. Please be sure to very carefully read all of the information there and to contact ISS if you have any additional questions with which staff can assist.


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Campus Happenings

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Other Opportunities

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Learn about a nine-month leadership and professional program for international newcomers In Northeast Ohio

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Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge 2021 Ends July 15

Welcome to the 2021 Trail Challenge, a guest led program where you discover new trails throughout Cleveland Metroparks on your own, move to better health, discover the wonders of nature, and earn awards along the way! 

Good Vibes Only

During this very challenging time, ISS staff wants you to know that we are thinking about you- hoping you are safe, healthy, staying positive- and sending out good vibes!

In this section, we are including some things that we hope will make you laugh and smile, help you relax, be entertaining, give you something to do, etc.

This is a good vibes only section!

Standing on a Chair Parody- Holderness Family

Zebra Cobra Loose in Raleigh, NC Sparks "Living on a Prayer" Parody