Review end-of-semester reminders and tasks as you prepare for finals week!
Review end-of-semester reminders and tasks as you prepare for finals week!
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Friday, May 6 | Spring Semester 2022
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Spring 2022 into Summer 2022 
Today is the the last day of classes for Spring 2022;   ISSS hopes all are finishing the semester strong and completing final projects and exams in preparation for an exciting or relaxing summer! 

Important Dates and Tasks in the Weeks Ahead: 

Poster: MAP is hosting a

DIY Toasted Roll
Join Miami Activities and Programming today for Miami's traditional food. You can make your own toasted roll with your favorite toppings! 

TODAY, Friday, May 6 from 7:00 to 10:00pm in the Armstrong Atrium
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M.O.V.E Outdoor Bootcamp
Join President Greg and Renate Crawford and rec center group fitness instructors for a 45-minute cardio bootcamp before finals week!
Newly-designed Crawford Collection swag for all participants (laundry bag, t-shirts and more)!
Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 to 10:45am at Lewis Place
Late Night Study Break
Need a snack while studying hard? Celebrate the end of the semester with MAP and enjoy a quick study break with food, including breakfast items, Skippers, Bagel & Deli, SDS Pizza, and more!
Monday, May 9 from 10:00pm to midnight in King Library
Chinese Name Pronunciation Basics
All (students, Miami employees and local community members) are welcome to join ISSS staff, Penny Yan, to learn a few simple tips and try out some practical tools as they gain more confidence when pronouncing Chinese names.
If you would like to partner with ISSS and hold a name pronunciation workshop for your native language, reach out to Dan Sinetar,
Thursday, May 12 from 1:00 to 2:00pm via Zoom
Register to learn the basics of Chinese name pronunciaiton
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International Student Graduation Reception

Graduating international students and their loved ones are welcome to our Graduation Reception at the International Student Center to enjoy global refreshments, meet with ISSS staff, take photos, receive a graduation gift, and leave their mark at Miami! 

You are encouraged to wear graduation attire, semi-formal dress, or traditional/cultural clothing that represents your heritage or background. 
International students graduating in May or August should register to attend. 

Friday, May 13 from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Register for Graduation Reception on May 13th
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Planning to Travel Outside the U.S.?
Make sure you have a valid travel signature to re-enter the U.S. Review your SEVIS document (second page of I-20 or first page of DS-2019) to see if it has been signed for travel. A travel signature can be used for entry into the U.S. for one year from the day it was signed, provided that you have remain enrolled full-time at Miami, your document has not expired, and your major has not changed. To re-enter the U.S. in August 2022 a travel signature should be dated September 2021 or after.

Before travel, students should consider and check for updates regarding:
See more info on Traveling Outside the U.S.
Please note that ISSS will still have drop-in hours from 1:30-3:00pm, May 9-12 and appointments with ISSS will be available throughout the summer. 
Academic Integrity Reminders
1. It's okay to leave questions blank or turn in less-than-perfect work.

2. It's your responsibility to know what is and what is NOT allowed to be used or done on assignments - if you are unsure, ask your instructor!

3. Practice good time management and use Miami resources, like the English Language Learner Writing Center. Read more below about their hours and how to schedule an appointment for next week
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ELL Writing Center Hours in International Student Center (MacMillan 017) for May 9-12:          
  • Monday, 12-4pm      
  • Tuesday, 4-6pm 
  • Wednesday, 11am-2pm and 3-4pm     
  • Thursday, 5-6pm
Make an Apointment with the ELLWC
Student work opportunities:
Other opportunities: 
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