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.


Fall 2018 OPT Workshop Dates

All students who wish to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) must complete either an in-person workshop or the online Canvas workshop. To register for the OPT online Canvas workshop please email intaff@saic.eduThe workshop is only available to students in their final semester.

In-person workshops are held on Tuesdays from 12:10-12:50 p.m. in International Affairs in the Sullivan Center, 36 South Wabash Avenue, 12th floor, on the following dates:

  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 9
  • October 23
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4
  • December 11