Join the Global Friendship picnic at Peffer Park tomorrow (11:30-1:30)!
Join the Global Friendship picnic at Peffer Park tomorrow (11:30-1:30)!
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Friday, April 22 | Spring Semester 2022
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Global Friendship Spring Picnic Tomorrow! 

All international and domestic students and local community members are welcome to enjoy food, fun, and nice spring weather in the spirit of friendship and cultural exchange at Peffer Park!

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 by 5pm today if you plan on joining. 

Saturday, April 23 from 11:30am - 1:30pm
Join the Global Friendship Picnic, April 23
electric root festival
Afterwards head Uptown for the Electric Root Festival, an arts and culture community event celebrating people of color. Featuring "The Sound of (Black) Music," an Afrofuturist concert version of the beloved musical and other musical performances. Plus, there will be a relaxation station, Kizomba dance lessons, make & take art, information expo and more!  

Saturday, April 23 from 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Complete ISSS Feedback Survey NOW

Share what we could do to improve your experience! 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. We want to hear from all our international students!
Students who complete the survey will have the opportunity to enter their names 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 notified by email on Monday, April 25. 
Take the ISSS Survey (Chance to Win $25)
Community Iftar: Sharing Ramadan
Join the Muslim Students Association at Miami University to enjoy a delicious Iftar with the community! All are welcome!
Dinner will be served and guests will have the opportunity to experience the spirit of Ramadan and find out about the spiritual practices that Muslims observe during this month. 
To participate, please register by April 25.
Thursday, April 28 at 7:30pm in MacMillan 212
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NationaliTeas: Meet Student Counseling Service and Therapy Dogs
Join staff from Student Counseling Service to learn more about mental wellness and pet away your stress with the therapy dogs for the final NationaliTeas this semester!
Last chance to try beverages and snacks from across the world this semester in the International Student Center (MacMillan 017)
Friday, April 29 from 4:00 - 5:00pm
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International Student Graduation Reception for Class of 2022
Graduating international students and their loved ones are welcome to the International Student Center to enjoy global refreshments, meet with ISSS staff, take photos, receive a graduation gift, and leave their mark at Miami!  
International students graduating in May or August should register to attend. 
Friday, May 13 from 2:30 - 5:00pm
Immigration Tip
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Planning to Travel Outside the U.S.?
Before traveling outside the U.S., students should consider and check for updates regarding:
Active F-1 or J-1 students must 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.
Request a Travel Signature via InterLink
Upon approval, I-20 or DS-2019 with travel signature will be issued electronically through email as a PDF attachment. 
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Pass It Forward! 
Share With New Incoming International Students!

Are you in the process of cleaning out your current residence and no longer in need of any of the following?
  • homegoods (dishes, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • small electronics (hair dryer, fan, etc.)
  • new/unused bedding or towels
  • new/unopened snacks
  • lightly used winter coats or other winter gear
  • bikes
Please consider passing forward to ISSS! We will be creating a space to share these items with new incoming international students for Fall 2022. Please reachout to Dan Sinetar,, directly for more details. 
Take a brief survey about the Honors College:
Student work opportunities:
Other opportunities: 
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