Drop-ins with Bursar and Aetna in the International Student Center next wee
Drop-ins with Bursar and Aetna in the International Student Center next wee
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Friday, August 27, 2021 | Fall Semester 2021

Visit the International Student Center for a variety of services, events and activities!
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The International Student Center (ISC) is located in MacMillan Hall 017 (lower level - enter through the parking lot, center entrance). Come to the ISC for fun activities, questions about support resources, getting involved with the local/international community, and other events! Coming up:
  • Today from 4-5pm, meet with ISSS staff, say farewell to ISSS advisor Alex Kailer, and enjoy snacks from around the world (outside). 
  • Questions about billing or payment at Miami? Drop in to meet with staff from the One Stop and Bursar for issues with bill payment - 1-3pm on Wednesday, September 1
  • Questions about the student health insurance plan and/or U.S. health insurance? Drop in to meet with an Aetna representative - 3-5 pm on Thursday, September 2

Regularly scheduled sessions in the ISC 
  • Mondays and Tuesdays, 9-11am (ET)
  • Wednesdays and Thurdays, 2-4 pm (ET)
  • Mondays, 4-5pm (ET)
Campus Care (informal meetings with Student Counseling Services)
  • Tuesdays, 3-4pm (ET) - starting September 7

Student groups interested in holding meetings, events, or activities in the International Student Center should contact Dan Sinetar, dansinetar@MiamiOH.edu
Campus and community partners are also welcome to reach out about collaborative initiatives. 
Important Dates 
September 6 - No classes (Labor Day Holiday) 
September 10 - Last day to drop classes without a grade for full-term courses
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11:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday, August 29  •  Mega Fair
Learn how to get involved with one of hundreds of student organizations
12:15 to 12:45pm on Wednesday, September 1 •  Using U.S. Libraries
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Libraries in the United States might be a little different from libraries in your home country! In this lunch and learn virtual Zoom workshop, students will discuss these differences with a librarian while learning about what to expect and how to use a U.S. library.  

Immigration Tip
Update Your Off-Campus Address and Phone Number!
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All international students, regardless of where they are living, should confirm that their phone number is up-to-date or update their phone number if necessary. 
Your can check and/or update your phone number on the Contact Information website in MyMiami. 
All international students living off campus are required to update their local address when they move. 
If you live off-campus, you can also update your address via the Contact Information website. (You should update your local [LO] address type.) 
All addresses must be validated in the government system. So take care formatting and review the following tips to U.S. addresses: 
  • Do not write your apartment complex name; provide your street address. Do not write that you live at “Level 27,” “Hawks Landing,” or “The Preserve”— the government will not recognize those names. 
  • List your apartment number; only providing your apartment complex’s street address is not sufficient.  
  • Order your address correctly and start with the street address. Here is an example of a correctly ordered address:
    Street Address: 501 E. High St., Apt 101
    City: Oxford
    State: Ohio
    County: Butler
    Zip or Postal Code: 45056
    Country: United States
Global Friendship: Make a New Friend this Fall!
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ISSS encourages international students and members of the Miami University and local community to connect with people from all over the world through a range of experiences to develop new perspectives in the spirit of fellowship and appreciation for cultural difference. 
Sign up to be a Global Neighbor (connect with a local community member)!
Sign up to be a Global Buddy (connect with a U.S. domestic student)!
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