Resources available in this toolkit:

  • Timeline of actions by Congress and the Administration
  • Talking points and effective messaging resources
  • Ability to tailor/personalize this pre-drafted letter as appropriate and work with your government relations staff to send it to your House and Senate delegation
  • Video explainer of the OPT program
  • Twitter toolkit available to assist in tweeting support for international graduate students and OPT
  • Opportunity to submit profiles of international graduate students making a difference to CGS’s GradImpact initiative

Please be aware of your institution’s policies regarding advocacy outreach and work with your government relations staff, communications team, and others who have a vested interest.

Talking Points for Effective Messaging

Sending a Letter to Your Senators/Representative

Policy Briefs

CGS Additional Resources and Initiatives

Additional Reports/Research for Making the Case