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Miami University International Student Orientation

Welcome, Fall 2021 Cohort of International Students!

Missed a past newsletter? Read previous Orientation Newsletters
In this issue, read about:
  • Have you registered for the In-Person Orientation?
  • Prepare for Academic Advising and Course Registration
  • Continuing Online Orientation Modules
  • Phones and Technology 
  • Academic Support Resources

Have you registered for the In-Person Orientation? 

Reminder that all new international students need to register for the in-person orientation taking place August 13-19. After completing the in-person orientation registration form, students can update their information anytime.
Complete/Update Registration for In-Person Orientation
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ISSS will offer transportation from the CVG DoubleTree Hotel to campus on the morning of August 12. Those who are interested in a reduced-rate hotel room for the night of August 11 (as indicated in the above mentioned orientation registration form) will receive information on how to reserve a room this week.
You are encouraged to use the ISSS transportation option for your arrival to campus so that you can be guided through the arrival process by International Peer Orientation Leaders (iPOLs)
Register for Transportation from Airport to Campus on August 12
Please complete the in-person orientation registration form and transportation registration by August 1. Also be sure to submit your "Fall 2021 Study Plan Confirmation" in InterLink before August 23, 2021. 
If you have questions and want more information about campus life (including living and dining on campus), COVID testing, vaccinations, and/or health and safety in general, please consider attending the pre-orientation webinar on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM, EDT. 
Be sure to keep checking the Online Orientation Canvas Modules and your email address regularly and send any questions to 
Register for Pre-Orientation Session on Campus Life and Safety

Prepare for Academic Advising and Course Registration 

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Undergraduate students need to complete the following Online Orientation modules -- Academic Advising Preparation, Academic Exploration,  Academic Curriculum for their College, and Academic Advising and Registration -- before scheduling an appointment with their academic advisor and registering for classes.
Remote meetings with academic advisors to register for courses will take place July 20 to August 6. Please be sure to complete the orientation modules about Academics and follow the instructions for scheduling an academic advising appointment as soon as possible. 
ACE students can expect to receive an email in their Miami email inbox about meeting with an academic advisor and registering for courses. 

Continuing Online Orientation Modules

Be prepared to work your way through the upcoming modules that will be launched in mid-July and cover need-to-know information for maintaining status as an international student and being part of the Miami community. Understanding the information in these modules will be necessary to complete both the online and in-person orientations, and is vital to your future success as a Miami student. 

Phones and Technology

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All unlocked, GSM-ready phones will work in the U.S. once you activate a SIM card after your arrival. You can order a SIM card and set up a U.S. phone number before your arrival through CampusSIMS/Mint Mobile. Students can also receive a SIM card when they arrive to campus. During the in-person orientation there will be time to set up phone service through the MiTech Campus Store or at other stores in Oxford.
The MiTech Campus Store also has a Miami Student Laptop Program. If you plan to bring a laptop computer or electronic device from home, consider U.S. electrical outlets and charging compatibilities. 
More packing suggestions will be shared in the next orientation newsletter. In the meantime, review the following top tech apps for Miami. 

Did you know? 

Miami's Academic Support Resources
During your studies at Miami, there may be moments when you need to utilize additional resources to ensure high-quality academic work. Several campus resources are available to you at no cost as a student. 
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The Rinella Learning Center
offers learning assessments, academic counseling and coaching, academic interventions, a study strategies course, a workshop series on effective study strategies, individual and group tutoring in high-demand subjects, and other specialized services.

There are two writing centers at Miami. The Howe Writing Center and English Language Learner Writing Center recognize that all writers have more to learn and provide free support to Miami students.  The Howe Writing Center offers help with academic, personal, and professional writing at any stage in the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing. The ELL Writing Center offers more specialized help for students whose first language is not English and who need particular assistance with grammar, word usage, style, and punctuation. 

Contact International Student and Scholar Services

Phone: +1-513-529-8600

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