Many ways to get involved: zoo trip, picnic, alumni career panel and more!
Many ways to get involved: zoo trip, picnic, alumni career panel and more!
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Friday, April 8 | Spring Semester 2022
Enjoy Spring, Get Involved and Make Connections!
 NationaliTeas today in the International Student Center, 4-5pm
Meet the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and learn more about an accessible and equitable campus while enjoying some lemongrass tea from Ghana and other treats from across the world!
Afterwards head to Uptown Park for Vaisakhi Mela, until 8:00 pm. This Punjabi cultural festival is being held by the MU Sikh Student Association and will have food, music, performances and more!
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Visit the Cincinnati Zooone of the oldest and best zoos in the U.S.! ISSS will host a bus trip to the zoo on a day that will feature egg-themed treats for the animals and guests. The Easter bunny will also be there! This is a family-friendly event. Don't miss this great cultural and zoological experience! 
Tickets include zoo entry fee and bus transportation: $21/person; $10/child (ages 2-12); children under 2 years old are free. Students are welcome to bring friends and family. Please register by April 11 (Spaces are limited)
Saturday, April 16 at 9:30am to 2:30pm
Register for bus trip to Cincy Zoo, April 16
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Join students from around the world (domestic and international) and local community members for a Global Friendship Spring Picnic at Peffer Park!

This event aims to bring together students from all over the world and local community members in the spirit of friendship and cultural exchange to enjoy food, fun, and hopefully nice Spring weather. Games, fried chicken, veggies and dip, and drinks will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a game or dish to share. 

Please confirm your attendance if you plan on joining. 

Saturday, April 23 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
Join the Global Friendship Picnic, April 23
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Career Development Opportunity

Hear from international Miami alumni who are now working in the U.S. and learn from their experience and journey of transitioning from Miami student to entering the U.S. workforce. Please see the Events Calendar for details about the panelists.

International Alumni Working in the U.S. Career Panel
Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00pm via Zoom
Register for the International Alumni U.S. Careers Panel, April 12
Driving in the U.S. with Miami Police

Learn from the Miami University Police Department about how to get a U.S. driver's license and safe driving practices in the U.S.

Thursday, April 21 at 2:30pm in MacMillan 017/Online
Register for the Driving in the U.S. with MUPD, April 21
Important Dates for Spring 2022
April 18 - Last Day to Withdraw from University; Last day to file U.S. taxes
May 13 - End of Spring Term 
May 14-15 - Commencement Weekend 
Immigration Tip
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Help Us Help You

ISSS is committed to providing the best possible experience for our international students during their time at Miami University. We are currently reviewing our programs and services to see what is working, what's not, and what could be changed, added, or improved. We have put together a short anonymous survey in order to get your thoughts on what you would like to see from ISSS. This is your opportunity to share your feedback on ISSS and what we could do to improve your experience.

As an incentive, students who complete the survey will have the opportunity to enter their name into a drawing for one of four $25 Amazon gift cards.
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The deadline for completing the survey is Sunday, April 24. Winners will be notifed by email on Monday, April 25. 
Take the ISSS Survey (Chance to Win $25)
(Also, help improve public transport in Butler County and take the BCRTA Transit Plan Survey through the end of April. For more information about the project please visit
Ohio International Consortium Outstanding International Student Awards

These awards have been developed by the Ohio International Consortium as a way to recognize international students who have become assets to the State of Ohio and reward students who have succeeded academically and successfully integrated into the fabric of their campuses and surrounding communities. Two awards that carry a cash value of $1,500 will be given annually, one for undergraduate students and one for graduate students.
The application packet consists of:
  1. Completed application form from student.
  2. Completed essay question. (The primary core values of this award are scholarship, global competence and leadership. Please detail how you have applied or demonstrated these values while enrolled at your current institution.)
  3. Current resume/curriculum vita.
  4. Two letters of reference - at least one from a faculty member who is familiar with the applicant’s professional and personal achievements. The other may be from a departmental staff member, another faculty member or a fellow student.
  5. Nomination form completed by ISSS

If you would like to apply to be nominated by ISSS for this award, please reach out to Dan Sinetar,, before May 1, 2022. 
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