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 2019 OPT Workshops

All students who wish to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) this fall or winter must complete an OPT workshop online or in person. To register for the OPT online Canvas workshop please email intaff@saic.edu, providing your name and SAIC ID number. To complete the in-person workshop, please refer to the dates and times listed below. The workshop is only available to students in their final semester. 

Fall 2019 In-Person OPT Workshop Dates - Meet in the Sullivan Center 12th floor lobby

All workshops begin at 12:10 p.m. Students arriving after 12:15 will need to take the workshop another day or sign up for the online Canvas class workshop.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019