October: Kenwood Trip, Tea Tasting, Butterfield Farm Trip, and ISC Opening!
October: Kenwood Trip, Tea Tasting, Butterfield Farm Trip, and ISC Opening!
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Friday, October 1, 2021 | Fall Semester 2021

Get involved in October
ISSS Bus Trip to Kenwood Towne Centre |  October 9
Visit a premier shopping destination to get styled and prepped for the autumn season! Join ISSS on a bus trip to Kenwood Towne Centre on Fall Break weekend (No classes on Friday, October 8). Cost for this trip is $5.
Departure time: 11:30 am | Shopping/Dining Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm 
Estimated arrival back to campus: before 5:00 pm 
Register for the $5 Kenwood Trip on Sat., Oct. 9, 11:30am-4:30pm
Come try Abuelita Hot Chocolate, Maté, Masala Cha (Spicy Tea), Czar Nicolas II Black Tea, Sassafrass tea, Matcha Sencha, Biluochun Green Tea, Orange Puer Tea, Dried Lime and Mint Tea, Chrysanthemum Tea and more! 

International Student Center Commemorative Opening (rescheduled from October 1*) | October 15 
Postponed, but we are still excited to welcome all Miamians and members of the local community to the Commemorative Opening of International Student Center! Come to the parking lot of MacMillan Hall from 3-5pm for a variety of global refreshments; inside MacMillan Hall 017 there will be a photo booth, trivia contest, commemorative signing, ceremonial tree planting and opportunity to connect with Miami students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Global Friendship Trip to Butterfield Farm | October 16 
Join fellow Miamians from all over the world in a trip to Butterfield Farm for some classic American autumnal activities! 
Cost for the trip to Butterfield Farm is $8 and includes: transportation, bonfire, pumpkin carving station, hayride and/or corn maze. (Please note: Those interested in carving a pumpkin will need to purchase a pumpkin, $5-$10, on their own.) All activities are optional. This is a family friendly event; children/dependents of international students and scholars can participate for free. 
Register for the $8 Butterfield Farm Trip on Sat., Oct. 16, 2:30-5 pm
Friday, October 1 (today) from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Asian Cultural Festival
Stop by Uptown Park in Oxford to enjoy booths, food, games, prizes and performances representing a variety of Asian cultures in this student-led event. 
Monday, October 4 at 7:30 pm • JuJu Chang: "Anti-Asian Racism in America"
One of the most prominent Asian Americans in broadcast news, JuJu Chang is the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News Nightline and will discuss the rise of hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and how to be a champion of social change.
Wednesday, October 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Drop In with Aetna Insurance
International students with questions about the student health plan or U.S. health insurance can come to the International Student Center (MacMillan 017, lower level, enter through the parking lot's central entrance) to meet with an Aetna Insurance representative. 
Immigration Tip
Prepare for Spring Registration
finger with a red ribbon reminder
The Spring 2022 course list will become available on Monday, October 4, and registration will begin on October 27. We recommend scheduling a meeting with your academic advisor within the next two weeks to discuss course options for the upcoming semester. To prepare for registration, login to BannerWeb in your MyMiami account and check your registration hold status. If you have a registration hold it will prevent you from choosing courses, so begin resolving any holds now.
Please also review the ISSS website for updated information about planning for Spring 2022 enrollment.
International Education Week. Engaged, Resilient, Global. Nov. 15 -19, 2021
Submit a photo or essay by October 15 that shows your international perspective to the International Education Week contest! Top photos and essays will be honored during International Education Week (IEW) with the award winners receiving prizes.  
Also honored during IEW is the Donald Nelson Award for Outstanding International Student Support Students, staff, and faculty are invited to nominate Miami staff members who exemplify the following:
  • Demonstrating a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive attitude toward international students
  • Going above and beyond to assist international students
  • Advocating for international students’ needs
Please note that faculty (professors/instructors) and staff from Global Initiatives, International Admissions, American Culture and English, and the English Language Center are NOT eligible for this award. 
Nominate a Staff Member for Outstanding International Support
students of different ages looking at a globe
  • Are you interested in reading a children's book from your home country to local kids? Join Global Storytelling at Mini U! The International Education Week Committee is looking for international students who would be interested in going to Mini University (the campus daycare and preschool) to read them a story from your home country on Tuesday, November 16 from 10-11am. Interested students should reach out to Karla at guinigkm@miamioh.edu

  • Apply to be a part of the MUPD Student Advisory Board! The Miami University Police Department is looking for students to advise MUPD about matters related to police-student relations, community concerns, ways to engage students effectively, and open dialogue relative to the current social climate. Apply now or contact Sgt. Susan Tobergte with any questions at moosse@miamioh.edu.
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