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Virtual Hangout

FIRST DAY VIRTUAL WELCOME HANG OUT
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & THEIR FRIENDS
Monday, January 25, 2021 • 10:00 – 11:00 am ET
Join us on Google Meet 
Celebrate the start of the term by meeting other FIT students and our Cultural Fellows, who'll be on hand to chat or answer your questions.

Gwyneth Smith

Barre with Gwyneth 
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET January 27 – May 19, 2021

Gwyneth Smith teaches barre, a ballet-inspired, full-body workout that offers both physical and mental benefits. All in the FIT community are welcome to tone and strengthen muscles as you de-stress and work on conditioning and improving your posture. No equipment necessary & beginners welcome! Please read this important information prior to enjoying this workout. 

Join us on Google Meet & live @fitnycintlCosponsored by International Student Services and the Department of Athletics & Recreation

Life after F-1 LIFE AFTER F-1
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
Join us on WebEx

Michael Goldstein of the law firm Goldstein & Cheung will be presenting a workshop on the H-1B temporary worker visa and other options for staying in the US following F-1 status. Come learn about the eligibility, application process, and benefits of the H-1B and O-1 visas, and other status options.

The Invisible Guest
CULTURAL FELLOWS INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES:
The Invisible Guest
Thursday, February 4, 2021 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm ET
Join us on WebEx

Don't miss a chance to enjoy a feature of international cinema specially chosen by our Cultural Fellows. Our first spring feature is The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo), the Spanish thriller in which a young businessman must hire a prominent lawyer after waking next to his now-dead lover. We'll watch the film and then gather for great discussion afterward.

Valentine's Day
STITCH & DISH: DIY Digital Valentines
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Join us on IG Stories

Join Cultural Fellow Audrey for a Valentine-making event. Participants will be able to customize and share designs in IG Stories.

 

dumplings
CFs IN THE KITCHEN FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR
Friday, February 12, 2021 • 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET
Join us on IG Live 
To celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Ox, Cultural Fellows Audrey & Joyce will give a demonstration of dumpling making.
Ox
LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION:
Year of the Ox
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 • 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET
Join us on Google Meet 

Celebrate Asian culture in the Year of the Ox, and join us in sweeping out bad luck and welcoming good fortune with traditional music and highlights of various celebrations. 

non resident tax workshop
NON-RESIDENT TAX WORKSHOP
Thursday, February 18, 2021 • 1:00 - 2:00 pm  ET
Join us on GoToWebinar

Tax specialists from Sprintax, the firm that makes the tax preparation software FIT makes available to assist international students in preparing their federal non-resident tax returns, will be on hand to provide an overview of how to comply with US tax regulations and answer any questions on filing your 2020 return.

KZ_K Studio
KZ_K STUDIO does SLOW FASHION
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET 
Join us on IG Live
Learn how KZ_K connects and communicates with their factory partners in New York City's Garment District. Don't miss this rare, inside look into the planning, processes, and execution of designer category collections here in New York City. Relationships and skilled factory product understanding enable KZ_K's precisely engineered clothing, creating meaning and lifetime quality pieces for each individual client.
pet
STITCH ’N DISH PET THERAPY 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 • 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET
Join us on IG Live 
Don’t miss this opportunity to de-stress with the Cultural Fellows and our lovable, furry friends.
alumni career dialogue
FIT INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI CAREER DIALOGUE
Thursday, March 11, 2021 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm ET
Join us on Webex
Network with international FIT alumni, take advantage of career counseling from experienced professionals, get legal advice from an immigration attorney, and share your experiences. Don't miss this great opportunity to get career advice from professionals and especially from other international alumni who've walked in your shoes. Co-sponsored by the Department of Internship Studies.
Parasite
CULTURAL FELLOWS INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES:
Parasite
Thursday, March 18, 2021 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm ET
Join us on Webex
Take a break from your week to enjoy a feature of international cinema specially chosen by our Cultural Fellows. This evening we show Parasite, the Academy Award-winning Korean comedy thriller probing issues of class and economics. To participate, download the Hulu Watch Party extension, which will allow us to link up and watch the film simultaneously.
non resident tax workshop
NON-RESIDENT TAX WORKSHOP
Thursday, March 25, 2021 • 3:00 - 4:00 pm  ET
Join us on GoToWebinar

Tax specialists from Sprintax, the firm that makes the tax preparation software FIT makes available to assist international students in preparing their federal non-resident tax returns, will be on hand to provide an overview of how to comply with US tax regulations and answer any questions on filing your 2020 return.

holi
HOLI
Thursday, March 25 - Sunday, March 29, 2021
Join us on Instagram
Experience the Hindu Festival of Colors all weekend! Join Cultural Fellow Isha on Thursday, March 26th for a preview video to prepare you for the holiday, then participate in polling and a Q&A in Stories on Friday, March 27th, and Saturday, March 28th. On Sunday, March 29th, Cultural Fellow Siddhi shares her family celebration on IG TV. Don't miss our most progressive party of the year!
2021 NAtional Poetry Month
traveling through language: Celebrating International Poetry for National Poetry Month
Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
We celebrate National Poetry Month with four afternoon programs celebrating the diversity of the poetic tradition. And visit our Instagram Stories throughout the month for the Poem of the Day.
cultural fellow game night
ISS Game Night
Thursday, April 8 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Join our Cultural Fellows and test your skill in playing Doodle, Word Play, & Among Us.
Roma
CULTURAL FELLOWS INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES:
Roma
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm ET
Join us on WebEx

Take a break from the end-of-term crush to enjoy a feature of international cinema specially chosen by our Cultural Fellows. This evening we take in Roma, the Oscar-winning Mexican drama that follows the life of ther live-in housekeeper for a middle-class family in Mexico City. Specially chosen by our Cultural Fellows. To participate, download the Teleparty Chrome extension, which will allow us to link up and watch the film simultaneously.

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