New date for workshop geared towards exam students

Applying for a U.S. Student Visa or Canadian Study Permit”

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 is the new date for theworkshop entitled, “Applying for a U.S. Student Visa or Canadian Study Permit.” This free workshop organized by the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs had to be advanced by two days due to unforeseen circumstances and is now slated to be held at the University of St. Martin from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

In this workshop, information will be given on the application process for obtaining an U.S. Student Visa or Canadian Study Permit. Students who are looking to apply to schools in the U.S.A.or Canada can attend the workshop to receive a step by step approach on how to complete the application process. The process can seem overwhelming and confusing, however, SSSD will help students to better understand the process.

Students who do not own a U.S. passport, U.S. Permanent Residence (Green Card), Canadian passport, or Canadian permanent residence are considered international students in the U.S. and Canada respectively. Applying for a student visa ties into immigration matters, therefore, it is essential that students are aware of the procedure and take care in preparing their application. SSSD officials stressed that improper preparation or incomplete applications can delay the process at the embassy.  

SSSD provides many services to students. Some services include: psychological services, counseling services, social work services, educational diagnostic services, career services, and parent education.

Students and parents are encouraged to contact SSSD at 543-1235for more information or to register for the workshop on August 28, 2018. They can also visit the SSSD office which is located in the Amigo Building across from the Police Station and next to WIB.