Meet with academic advisors this afternoon at the ISC in MacMillan Hall
Meet with academic advisors this afternoon at the ISC in MacMillan Hall
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Friday, September 3, 2021 | Fall Semester 2021

Connect with a local community member this fall! 
global neighbors pumpking carving global neighbors meeting
Participants in the Global Neighbors program will be matched with one of the dozens of local community members who signed up to connect with an international student for the purpose of friendship and cultural exchange. Global Neighbors is a great opportunity to:
  • Share/learn about your own culture 
  • Explore local U.S. traditions and customs
  • Engage in fun and interesting happenings on campus and in the community
Sign up to be paired with a Global Neighbor!
Global Neighbors are expected to:
  • Treat each other with respect, cultural sensitivity, and open-mindedness
  • Meet at least 5 times throughout the semester/year
  • Participating international students are expected to follow the Miami University Code of Conduct at all times, even when not on campus
  • Participating community members are NOT expected to provide financial support, medical recommendations, legal advice, or transportation
Important Dates 
September 6 - No classes (Labor Day Holiday) 
September 10 - Last day to drop classes without a grade for full-term courses
4:00pm to 5:00pm (TODAY) Friday, September 3 at the International Student Center (ISC) 
We will host academic advisors from each of Miami's colleges in a casual setting to answer questions and enjoy a variety of global snacks. Stop by to meet an academic advisor, ask questions, and try a snack or beverage from across the world! (Outside the ISC in the MacMillan Hall parking lot)
9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, September 4  •  Taste of Luxembourg
luam. bowl of kniddelen
Come to the Uptown Farmers Market to try kniddelen and apple cake (vegetarian option available) prepared by the Luxembourgish Students at Miami and the Market Chef.
Don't miss this opportunity to sample authentic Luxembourgish cuisine for no cost and enjoy a fun, cultural experience
Before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 7 •  Apply for a Suit-Up Event Grant
students in line purchasing suits
Through a partnership with JCPenney, Miami students and recent alumni are invited to virtually purchase professional clothing items with additional discounts of 30% (including regularly priced and sale items).
This grant opportunity will support students who are experiencing financial difficulty and need to purchase appropriate attire in preparation for upcoming interviews, networking events and career fairs. Read more about the JCPenney Online Suit-Up Event.
Check out more career prep events before this semester's Career Fair, including dropping in to the International Student Center  on September 14 and 16, 12 -1:30pm, to meet with a career advisor. 
Immigration Tip
Attend Your Classes and Follow Enrollment Requirements!
finger with a red ribbon reminder
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. 
For international students, full-time enrollment is considered to be at least: 

  • 12 credits for Undergraduate Students
  • 9 credits for Graduate Students
Please review the ISSS webpage about Planning for Fall 2021 for additional information about enrollment requirements as it pertains to course modality (online and in person). 

If you aren’t sure who to talk to or what to do, drop in or make an appointment with ISSS Advising.
Student Couseling Services and Campus Care
campus care
Seeking and maintaining mental wellness is more important than many international students realize. Managing stress, anxiety, and self-doubt; getting enough rest; staying physically and socially active; and not waiting too long to reach out for support will help you succeed at Miami. As you consider how you’ll manage your health and wellness at Miami you may want to drop in to Campus Care at the International Student Center (MacMillan 017) on Tuesdays from 3-4 pm
students attending dog therapy
Campus Care is an option for students who want to consult with a trained mental health professional in a less formal and more convenient setting than a counseling appointment. 
Your might also consider joining one of the weekly workshops offered by Student Couseling Service or participating in dog therapy
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