Friday, August 26 | Fall Semester 2022
A Variety of Services and Resources at the International Student Center
The International Student Center (ISC) is located in MacMillan Hall 017 (lower level - enter through the parking lot, center entrance). Come to the ISC, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, to study or take a break from studying. We have printing and snacks/drinks are also available for students. Additionally, the following support resources are regularly offered in this space:
Check out the ISSS Miami Events Calendar or Upcoming section below for other events, programs and activities happening in the ISC.
Bus Trips: Sept. 3 to Kenwood and Sept. 10 to Jungle Jim's
11:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, September 3 | Visit a premier shopping destination to get styled and prepped for the fall season! Join ISSS on a bus trip to Kenwood Towne Centre for a day of shopping and dining.
10:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 10 | Stock up on goodies from around the world at the start of the semester! Come find all your favorite foods from across the world at Jungle Jim's International Market which has products from more than 70 countries!
Bike Auction Tomorrow
10:00 am on Saturday, August 27 | In the Ditmer Parking Lot, the Miami University Police Department (MUDP) will be auctioning off recovered name brand bicycles and other used equipment.
Looking to meet with Miamians from a certain part of the world? Or, have you traveled to, want to travel to, lived in, or are interested in a certain part of the world?
Join fellow Miamians who want to connect with others from a specific country, region, heritage or language at the International Connections events happening throughout the semester in MacMillan Hall (more details will be provided as we get closer to each event):
September 7: Southeast Asia
- September 8: East Asia
- September 14: South Asia
September 21: Africa
- September 22: Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia
- September 29: Europe
- September 30 (pre-gathering before UniDiversity): Central America, South America, Caribbean and North America
Final Semester of Study and Optional Practical Training Info Sessions
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 1 | For those international students preparing to graduate or complete their program, ISSS staff will present information, considerations and answers to questions about the final semester of study in the U.S.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 7 | Want to know more about off campus work authorization after graduating as an international student?
ISSS staff will present information about Optional Practical Training (OPT): what is OPT, how and when to apply for OPT, and other work authorization considerations.
Attend Your Classes and Follow Enrollment Requirements!
Attendance in class is required at Miami. Your professors will typically indicate how many classes you are permitted to miss and will take attendance on a daily basis. Please make sure that you are attending all of your classes and showing up to them on-time and in-person. Be aware that you can be dropped from your courses for missing too many classes, which can have serious consequences for your legal status in the U.S. if you drop below full-time enrollment.
Be On Guard Against Scams
Unfortunately, international students are the target of many scammers.
The Information Security Office has recently warned about international students receive the following message:
Hello [name], Your F1 visa has been terminated you have to leave the US within 14 days. If you have any questions use the link below
[link to fraudulent site]
If you receive a message like this, please delete it. In general, if you receive a text such as this from a number you don’t recognize, you should ignore it. Government agencies will never call or text you about your visa status nor request that you give money or information over the phone.
Read more about How to Avoid Government Impersonator Scams.
Also, be aware of scams that offer unsolicited employment to students.
If someone you are unfamiliar with sends you a message wherein they ask you to purchase gift cards or input login credentials for certain services, and you can’t verify their identity, the safest response is to simply delete the message. You should never transfer money or purchase a gift card for someone you don't know.
If you receive a message that you suspect to be a scam, please forward the message to InfoSec@MiamiOH.edu. This allows the information security team to block sites that may be associated with phishing attacks. If you ever feel you may have responded to a fraudulent message or clicked a link in one, please contact IT Help immediately at 513-529-7900.
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