If you are thinking about traveling abroad over winter break, please review
If you are thinking about traveling abroad over winter break, please review
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Friday, November 6, 2020 | Fall Semester 2020

International Education Week. Engagage, Resilient, Globa
Taking place November 16-20, International Education Week (IEW) is a U.S. government initiative to promote the value of international education. In the spirit of Love and Honor, a range of activities - including the One World Concert and Taste the World - will take place virtually to celebrate the diversity of peoples, ideas, and experiences that are Miami. 
Check out all the IEW Events!
International Student and Scholar Services Live Webchat: Drop in for quick answers to your questions about legal status, I-20s, visas, OPT, CPT, enrollment requirements and all other issues that affect Miami international students. 
  • Monday, Thursday, Friday: 3:30-4:30pm (EST)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:00-10:00am (EST)
Student Counseling Service Campus Care: Drop in for less formal conversations about your mental health concerns.   
  • Monday: 1:00-2:00 pm & 5:00-6:00 pm (EST)
  • Tuesday: 5:00-6:00 pm & 7:00-8:00 pm (EST)
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm & 5:00-6:00 pm (EST)
  • Thursday:  2:00-3:00 pm & 3:00-4:00 pm (EST)
  • Friday: 1:00-2:00 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm (EST)
Immigration Tip
Travel and Entry for Spring 2021

Students who are currently in the U.S. should think carefully about their plans for winter break and the risks involved in traveling abroad. Among the factors to consider are the following:
  • There are still travel bans preventing people from entering the U.S. if they have been present in any of several countries prior to their entry. We do not know if or when these bans will be lifted.
  • Visa services are delayed or backlogged at many U.S. embassies worldwide. If you would need to apply for a new visa and do not already have an appointment scheduled, it may not be wise to travel. Keep in mind that you can stay in the U.S. legally after your visa expires as long as you are maintaining legal status.
  • We do not yet have guidance from the government regarding online study for Spring, so it is not clear if students will be able to maintain legal status while enrolled fully online from outside the U.S.
  • Consider the requirements that are in place in your home country. These may involve testing for COVID prior to traveling, quarantining after travel, and possible restrictions on traveling out of your home country.

If you plan to travel abroad, we recommend that you have travel insurance and flexibility in case you need to change or cancel your travel plans. Be sure to request a travel signature for your I-20 via InterLink. I-20s are being processed electronically and sent to students via email. We will include remarks on the I-20 indicating that Miami plans to offer in-person, hybrid, and online coursework for Spring 2021.

Checkout MiamiConnects for Winter 2021!
Earn 3 to 6 credits in fully collaborative and online workshops that allow you to engage with different kinds of communities, offering a deep dive into another culture.
International Student Center: for student and community developemtn and intercultural engagement
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