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Miami University International Student Orientation

In this Issue:

  • Welcome, Spring 2021 Cohort of International Students!
  • Spring 2021 Orientation
  • ISSS InterLink E-form
  • Healthy Together and Attendance Options
  • Staying Connected 

Welcome, Spring 2021 Cohort of International Students!

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International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is looking forward to welcoming you to our community and hopes that you are excited to begin your studies at Miami University. 
Our office assists international students with transitioning to the U.S., maintaining legal status, and making the most of their academic experience. We also provide comprehensive and on-going cultural and social programs and events for students. The ISSS team and the rest of Global Initiatives are located in MacMillan Hall. Please note that all new international students will be charged a one-time administrative services fee, which will appear on your Miami bill. 

Spring 2021 Orientation 

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Due to health and safety concerns, the spring orientation will be online through Canvas. Canvas is Miami's learning management system. All international students are required to participate in orientation in order to register for spring courses. If you have not registered for orientation, please do so soon. Once you are registered for orientation, you will receive an invitation to join the orientation Canvas course. Each module in the course will include important information about your academic and social transition to Miami. Be sure to read Module 5 "Information for Specific Populations" carefully to understand topics specifically pertaining to international students, i.e. immigration, U.S. healthcare system, placement testing, etc. Please note that you will need to enroll in Duo to access Canvas. 
Orientation includes three main components:
  • asynchronous online content in Canvas
  • a real-time orientation welcome session and other student life sessions on Zoom (January 20, 22, 2021; details and links will be shared in future newsletter).
  • check-in with ISSS to confirm your arrival to Miami University (required by the U.S. government). Please visit ISSS webpage for check in dates and location
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) team will support new students throughout this process with regular email reminders and outreach. 

ISSS InterLink E-form 

All international students are required to submit forms for Spring 2021 to indicate their study plans. Students should follow these instructions:
  • Log in to InterLink, navigate to Spring 2021 in the menu on the left, and then "Spring 2021 Study Plan Confirmation.
  • In this form, you will indicate where you will be located for spring semester (inside or outside the U.S.), and whether you will be enrolled full-time, part-time, or deferring your admission.
  • This form must be submitted by January 25, but should ideally be submitted before January 15.
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Submit InterLink E-form

Healthy Together and Attendance Options

Central to the Miami University experience for the upcoming semester is the Healthy Together Plan. If you will be studying on campus, please make sure to regularly check the Healthy Together webpage for updates. All students need to choose their attendance option for Spring 2021 by January 15. Please carefully review the attendance options and frequently asked questions and make your selection.
Confirm Your Attendance Option

Staying Connected

Your email is the official channel through which you will receive communications from the offices, faculty, and staff at Miami University. Please make sure you are checking your email address regularly to receive important updates and information. It's a good idea to stay up-to-date on important information by reading the Hawk Herald New Student E-Newsletter, which is sent regularly to your Miami University email address from

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Phone: +1-513-529-8600

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