Review our tips and reminders for preparing for Spring Semester 2021.
Review our tips and reminders for preparing for Spring Semester 2021.
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Friday, November 20, 2020 | Fall Semester 2020

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Expressing Gratitude!
Dear International Community, 
We know this has been a challenging semester for all, with rising coronavirus cases, quarantines, shifting regulations, unexpected travel or lack thereof, and all that 2020 has thrown at us. However, through it all, the grit and resilience of our international community has shone through. 
So from the entire ISSS team, THANK YOU to all the international students and scholars who are part of the Miami University community. 
Wishing health and safety to all during the Thanksgiving break,
The ISSS Team
Molly, Amy, Alex, Ali, Yuenan and Dan
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P.S. Extra thanks for taking the time to read all the Preparing for Spring Study reminders in the Immigration Tip section below!

November 26-29

Campus offices, including ISSS, will be closed. Please be patient if you are expecting a response during this time.  

December 2-8

Remote Final Examaniations (no final examinations scheduled on Saturday 12/05 or Sunday 12/06)

December 11

Immigration Tip
Preparing for Spring Study

Some tips and reminders as you prepare for Spring 2021:
  • Registration is open for spring semester for all students. If you have not yet registered, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible! If you have questions about what courses to take, please consult with your academic advisor.

  • Spring semester is scheduled to begin on January 25 as planned, and Miami is offering a combination of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.

  • All students must confirm their spring semester attendance option with Miami University by January 15.

  • The US government has not yet issued guidance regarding enrollment requirements for spring semester. Students who plan to be in the US are encouraged to enroll in at least some in-person or hybrid coursework in case this is required by the government. We will notify students via email as soon as we have updated information

  • Students who plan to be outside the US should enroll only in online courses if they wish to receive the $2000 credit (for Oxford campus only). We do not yet know if students will be able to maintain F-1 status while enrolled in online courses from outside the US. We will notify students via email once we have updated information from the government.

  • All students should check their email regularly during the winter break. We realize it is challenging for some students to check their Miami email while abroad, but we strongly encourage you to find a way to check it at least once/week.

  • In January, all international students will be required to submit the “Spring 2021 Study Plan Confirmation” e-form through InterLink notifying our office of your study plans and location. Watch for information about this via email in early January.

Review the ISSS website for more information about studying and maintaining status in Spring 2021 in light of COVID-19. We will continue to update this page as needed.
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Student Orientation Undergraduate Leaders (SOULs) receive:

  • real-world job experience
  • skills employers are looking for
  • insights from Miami faculty, staff and resources
  • a competitive salary ($3000+)
  • room and board for the on-campus portion of orientation
Priority application deadline is November 23 and the final deadline to apply is January 10.
Learn more about being a SOUL

Also, consider being an International Peer Orientation Leader (iPOL) and positively impact the transition experience for new international students. Applications for this position will open in Spring 2021. 

Learn more about being an iPOL
  • Most Miami international students have been invited via email to participate in the International Student Barometer (ISB), a professionally assessed survey of your experience at Miami. You will continue to receive emails regarding this survey in the coming weeks. ISSS encourages you to take the time to share your experience and complete the ISB.
  • Earn 3 to 6 credits through MiamiConnects for Winter 2021! These fully collaborative and online workshops will allow you to engage with different kinds of communities, offering a deep dive into another culture.
  • Miami’s Associated Student Government (ASG) Committee on Student Organization Funding and Audit (F&A Committee) is looking for two At-Large Student Representatives for Spring 2021.

    As a member of the committee, you would be responsible for helping conduct spending and capital audits of student organizations, holding weekly office hours, answering emails, and serving as a resource for student organizations as they navigate the funding process.

    This application can be found under the “Forms” tab on the HUB, and is titled “2021 Spring Funding and Audit Committee Application.” The application opens on Wednesday November 18th at 9:00 A.M. ET and is due Tuesday December 8th, by 11:45 P.M. ET. Late applications will not be considered, including for time zone differences.
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