International Affairs

Int Affairs

International Affairs provides advising, advocacy, and resources in support of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) international education and exchange programs and objectives. We represent the offices of International Student Services and Study Abroad/Off-Campus, working with the school community to offer the strongest possible complement of programs and services to the SAIC academic experience.

Our mission is to serve and address the needs of our international population, thereby creating a school climate which welcomes and respects cultural diversity and prepares our students for effective participation in global citizenship.

Summer 2019 OPT Workshops

All students who wish to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) this summer must complete the online Canvas workshop. To register for the OPT online Canvas workshop please email intaff@saic.edu, providin your name and SAIC ID number. The workshop is only available to students in their final semester. In-person workshops will resume fall 2019