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Miami University International Student Orientation

Welcome, Fall 2021 Cohort of International Students!

Missed a past newsletter? Read previous Orientation Newsletters
In this issue, read about:
  • In-Person Orientation Registration and Pre-Arrival Information 
  • Continuing Online Orientation Canvas Modules
  • Preparing for Academic Advising and Course Registration 
  • International Peer Orientation Leaders (iPOLs)
  • Miami's Multiple Campuses

In-Person Orientation Registration and Pre-Arrival Information

Reminder that all new international students need to register for the in-person orientation taking place August 13-19. Students can update information on the orientation registration form, which also includes details on how to reserve a spot for transportation from the airport to campus on August 12. 
Update Information for In-Person Orientation
ipols leading a group of new students through campus
ISSS strongly encourages you to use the ISSS transportation option for your arrival to campus. By using this option, you will receive your Miami ID card (submit your photo) and be guided through the arrival and move in process by International Peer Orientation Leaders (iPOLs). Learn more about your iPOLs at the end of this newsletter. 
Register for airport to campus transportation on August 12
Please make sure to complete the in-person orientation form and transportation registration before August 1. 
If you have questions or are concerned about campus life and/or health and safety, please consider attending the pre-arrival webinar on July 16. You will receive invitation and registration information late next week. 

Continuing Online Orientation Canvas Modules

You should complete the Online Orientation's first modules about pre-arrival tasks in the coming weeks. Please check for recently added modules on how to submit InterLink forms and complete required online wellness programs. Also be prepared to work your way through the upcoming part 2 modules that will cover need-to-know information for maintaining status as an international student and being part of the Miami community. Expect these forthcoming Online Orientation Modules to be launched in mid July. 
Please be sure to keep checking the Online Orientation Canvas Modules and your email address regularly and send any questions to 

Preparing for Academic Advising and Course Registration 

Upcoming part 2 Online Orientation modules that will launch in July will prepare students for Miami University's learner-centered academic advising system, in which students are given opportunities to make their own decisions and steadily gain ownership over their college experience. Students must complete Online Orientation modules about Academics in order to meet with an academic advisor and register for courses. 
Undergraduate students can expect to learn about liberal education, the Global Miami Plan, major requirements and academic exploration before scheduling an appointment with academic advisors.  A course registration appointment with an academic advisor will happen remotely in late July/early August before the start of in person orientation.
ACE students can expect to receive an email in their Univerity email inbox about meeting with an academic advisor and registering for courses. 

Meet Your International Peer Orientation Leaders (iPOLs)

You may want to take a few moments to read about your iPOLs, who will guide you through the orientation process and beyond in small groups with your fellow incoming Miamians. 

snapshots of ipols' pictures
Meet the Fall 2021 iPOLs!

You will soon be able to connect with iPOLs and peers through the Online Orientation Discussion boards in Canvas. Feel free to ask the iPOLs any questions you have about being a Miami student! 

Did you know? 

MUDEC campus in Luxembourg with Miami 'M' flag visible
Miami's Multiple Campuses
Miami University Regionals includes three campuses in Ohio: HamiltonMiddletown and Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) in West Chester. 
The Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center is in Luxembourg. John Dolibois, for whom the European campus is named, was born in Luxembourg, immigrated to the U.S., came to Miami as a student in 1938, and returned to his homeland as U.S. ambassador during the 1980s. 

Contact International Student and Scholar Services

Phone: +1-513-529-8600

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