Students from travel-restricted countries now able to enter the US without
Students from travel-restricted countries now able to enter the US without
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Friday, April 30, 2021 | Spring Semester 2021

Travel to the U.S. is now easier for students in restricted countries!
As of April 26, 2021, students from countries that have COVID-related travel restrictions (Brazil, China, Iran, Ireland, South Africa, the UK, and the European Schengen area) are now eligible for a National Interest Exception and are able to enter the U.S. without traveling through a third country up to 30 days before the start of the fall semester. Review additional details about this announcement on the ISSS website.

Students needing visas should continue to check U.S. embassy/consulate websites for appointment times. Keep in mind that students who already have an F-1 or J-1 visa that is valid beyond August 2021 do not need to apply for a new visa. Review more information about Fall 2021 enrollment, documents, and travel requirements on the Planning for Fall 2021 web page.
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Saturday, May 1 from 7 - 8pm  (EDT) African Trivia
Join the African Students Union and Miami Activities and Programming for some African trivia!
Thursday, May 6 at 1:00 PM (EDT) • Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar
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Topics covered will include who must file a US tax return, residency for tax purposes, FICA, amended returns, implications of misfiling, the stimulus check and much more. 
Friday, May 7, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Wellness Day NationaliTeas
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The final week of classes can be stressful with preparing for final examinations and completing final projects, so take a break and enjoy some refreshing Thai iced tea at the last Wellness Day NationaliTeas of the semester!
All are welcome to grab a cup to go from outside the International Student Center, through the MacMillan Hall parking lot, starting at 10 am until 5 pm.
Friday, May 14 • International Student Graduation Celebrations
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ISSS wants to celebrate and honor the achievements of the graduating class of 2021. 

At 9:30 am EDT, graduating international students and their loved ones are invited to attend a virtual celebration that will recognize all graduating international students, reflect on our favorite memories, and look ahead to exciting new opportunities. 
Register to Attend the Virtual Graduation Celebration
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Graduating international students and their loved ones are also invited to an in-person reception throughout the day at the International Student Center in MacMillan Hall. Take photos, receive a graduation gift, meet with ISSS staff and leave your mark at Miami! 

Please register for a reception timeslot and remember that State of Ohio and other University public health regulations will still be in effect. 
Register to Attend a Graduation Reception Session
Important Dates for Spring 2021
  • Currently - open Fall 2021 course registration for all students on the Oxford campus. Review how to register for courses and contact your academic advisor for questions about how to make academic progress. 
  • April 30 (today) - last day to apply for December/January graduation
  • May 6 - last day of classes
  • May 15 - end of final examinations/semester
  • May 17 - deadline to file US taxes for 2020
  • May 20 - grades are viewable
Immigration Tip
Submit the Fall 2021 Study Plan Survey! 
All current international students who are not graduating this spring/summer should have received an email yesterday asking you to complete our Fall 2021 Study Plan Survey. ISSS asks all international students to complete the survey in InterLink by May 16 to share their plans and concerns for Fall 2021. 
Login to InterLink
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(The “Fall 2021 Study Plan Survey” can be found in “Other Student Services.”)
As always, send any questions to
Academic Integrity Reminders
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1. It's okay to leave questions blank or turn in less-than-perfect work.

2. It's your responsibility to know what is and what is NOT allowed to be used or done on assignments - if you are unsure, ask your instructor!

3. Practice good time management and use Miami resources.  
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