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Miami University International Student Orientation

Welcome, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Cohort of International Students!

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is looking forward to welcoming you to our community and hopes that you are excited to begin your in-person studies at Miami University. 
Our office assists international students with transitioning to the U.S., maintaining legal status, and making the most of their academic experience. We also provide comprehensive and on-going cultural and social programs and events for students. Please note that all international students arriving on campus for the first time will be charged a one-time administrative services fee, which will appear on your Miami bill. The ISSS team and the rest of Global Initiatives are located in MacMillan Hall.
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Optional Orientation Program

To help with your transition to campus and the Oxford community, an optional orientation will be offered August 16-19. 
ISSS will offer a pickup service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) International Airport hotel on the morning of Monday, August 16 at 10:00am. 
More arrival details will be provided in upcoming Orientation Newsletters. 

We understand that you have many questions about your arrival to campus. 
Please make sure to keep checking your email address regularly and send any questions to 

Covid-19 Travel Regulations, Vaccinations, and Testing  

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In addition to preparing medical forms and uploading required vaccination records via MedProctoryou should also check for updates to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines on:
Also, be sure to review the status of any applicable travel restrictions.
Please note that Miami University is not requiring Covid-19 vaccine for students at this time. Sharing your test result/vaccination record with the Miami COVID-19 testing and response teams will affect your arrival procedure according to Miami's Vaccination Plan. Please note that Miami only accepts Covid-19 vaccines approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) or WHO (World Health Organization). This list can be found on the Covid-19 and Planning for Fall 2021 ISSS webpage.
Students who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 should use the MedProctor Portal to share your documentation with the university. Note that international vaccine records must be translated into English before being uploaded into MedProctor.
Students who have not yet been vaccinated will be able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine upon arrival to campus in August. 
Read more about Covid-19 Vaccination Information and Planning for Fall 2021 on the following ISSS webpage.
Covid-19 Vaccine Information and Planning for Fall 2021

Did you know? 

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Miami's name comes from the Myaamia people

Miami University is located within the traditional homelands of the Myaamia and Shawnee people, who along with other indigenous groups ceded these lands to the United States in the first Treaty of Greenville in 1795. The Miami people, whose name our university carries, were forcibly removed from these homelands in 1846.

In 1972, a relationship between Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma began and evolved into a reciprocal partnership, including the creation of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in 2001. The work of the Myaamia Center serves the Miami Tribe community and is dedicated to the revitalization of Miami language and culture and to restoring that knowledge to the Myaamia people.

Read the full Land Acknowledgement of Miami University

Learn more about the Myaamia and Miami

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Phone: +1-513-529-8600

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