Start planning for in-person study in Fall 2021 and review the process for
Start planning for in-person study in Fall 2021 and review the process for
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Friday, March 5, 2021 | Spring Semester 2021

Focus on Wellness Spring 2021 
No classes on Tuesday, March 9 for a Wellness Day! NationaliTeas will be held outside the International Student Center (ISC) through the parking lot in the back of MacMillan Hall beginning at 9:30am. Featured teas will include: cardamon-spiced rooibos tea from South Africa, butterfly pea tea (with lemon) from Thailand, and loose leaf green tea from China. A variety of other teas will also be available. 
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Stop by between 12 - 2pm for a boost of emotional wellness from Student Counseling Service with some self-care and self-affirmation activities and resources. 
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For some occupational wellness, learn more about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) at an upcoming info session with ISSS. CPT is the type of work authorization required for students in F-1 status participating in off-campus interships related to their major. ISSS staff will present information about CPT eligibility, the application process and other considerations for work authorization during your studies. 
Register for CPT Info Session on Wed. March 10 at 12pm (EST)
If you are considering internships or other career options inside or outside the U.S., learn from and connect with Miami Alumni who were once international students at two upcoming virtual career panels: 
Friday, March 12  -- Course list and time tickets for Fall 2021 registration become available
On March 22 from 6 - 8 pm (EDT), the Wilks Institue for Leadership and Service will host a virtual strengths-based leadership conference in which you will take the CliftonStrengths for Students assessment and participate in interactive, discussion-based activities to explore and develop your strengths. 
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Planning for Fall 2021
With the expectation that Miami will return to in-person classes and full on-campus operations for Fall 2021, we anticipate many questions about what this means for international students (travel, public health, maintaining status, updating documents, and more) and will continue to share updates here in our weekly newsletter, on the ISSS webpages, and in upcoming live information sessions presented by ISSS staff. 

To help us ensure we are providing information most beneficial to you, please let us know what questions you have about the Fall 2021 semester. 

What is your question about Fall 2021?
The U.S. government has not yet issued clear enrollment guidance for Fall 2021 study, but students should expect regular enrollment requirements to resume and should plan to enroll in no more than one online course, with other courses taking place in person. In order to prepare, review the following:

Students admitted in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021: If you will be starting your studies in-person for the first time at Miami in Fall 2021, review information on Starting In-Person Study and requesting your I-20 or DS-2019.

Students who took a leave of absence or withdrawal in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021: If you will be returning to Miami in Fall 2021, review information on Returning to Miami and requesting your I-20 or DS-2019. 

All other students: If you have maintained your F-1 or J-1 status by enrolling full-time each semester this academic year, review travel guidelines and documentation requirements before making your summer travel plans.
University Libraries!
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Libraries at Miami are the best place to go for all your scholarly resources and offer a host of other valuable services and technology for students. Check out the Library webpage for more details or to chat with a librarian.
If you're looking for community or need a little extra accountability to motivate you to complete your studies, join the Virtual Study Hall in the Libraries
Students who share both their study hall goals (prior to or at the start of the session) and progress made toward goals (after the session) will be entered into a drawing for four prizes from the Brick & Ivy campus store. 
Register for Virtual Study Hall on Sunday, March 7
Also, join the Libraries during Women’s History Month for three weeks of making and activism! Kicking off on March 8th, International Women’s Day, is MakeHERspace 2021, an interactive virtual event that includes a variety of self-paced craft activities that center around making and activism. 
Learn more about how to participate in MakeHERspace: Craftivism
#makeHERspace2021. Craftivism. Three weeks of making and activism open to the public. online. March 8 to 31, 2021. (picture of multi-colored fist icons and other icons related to crafing)
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