Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Post-Arrival

POST-ARRIVAL


STEP 1: Campus Check-in & Orientation

Check-in: Attending a Visiting Scholar Orientation/Check-in session is required. All visiting scholars are required to check-in with the Center for International Education upon arrival (no later than 10 days from start date) with visa documents (passport, DS-2019, I-94, J-1 Visa, and evidence of health insurance. A campus tour can also be arranged for you at this time as well.

Orientation: Take a moment to view the J-1 Visa Presentation, click HERE. The presentation will include a review of visa status, visa and travel regulations, an introduction to the campus and community, cultural programs, DMV, SSN and programs for spouses and family. Click here to view Orientation slide show

 

STEP 2: Self-Service Portal
The Institute of International Education requries that you create an account for the Self-Service Portal, update your U.S. address and to upload your Arrival Documents to your account.

Portal Link: http://mycusthelp.info/IIE

To download PDF instructions for updating your U.S. Address & Uploading Arrival Documents, click HERE
 

STEP 3: During Program
During a participant’s program in the United States, the Institute of International Education will monitor the program progress by requesting a mid-program evaluation and a Departure Form. This is a chance for both the Participant and the host site to report to the Institute of International Education on the success or concerns of the exchange program. Of course, any questions or concerns that arise during the program may be communicated directly to your IIE Program Officer.

 

STEP 4: Program Completion
When the program is complete, the Exchange Visitor must submit their Departure Form with their final report and travel information complete to the Institute of International Education. The Departure Form must be signed by the Exchange Visitor’s supervisor (your department sponsor).

 

Additional Contact with the Institute of International Education
Participants and host sites must immediately notify their IIE Program Officer regarding the following:

  • All international travel to obtain travel validation signature
  • Change of address (home or host site with 10 days)
  • Change of supervisor
  • Any program modifications must receive prior approval from IIE Program Officer
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