Make sure ISSS can report your status accurately to the government for spri
Make sure ISSS can report your status accurately to the government for spri
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Friday, January 29, 2021 | Spring Semester 2021

Focus on Wellness for Spring 2021!
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Throughout this semester there will be five wellness days on which no classes or academic activities will be held and you will have the opportunity to focus on other dimensions of wellness
  • Wednesday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 9
  • Thursday, March 25
  • Monday, April 12
  • Friday, May 7
On and around each of these days, ISSS plans to support wellness by offering tea from around the world, along with remote and in-person programming that focuses on certain aspects of your wellness.  

First up is a day focused on financial wellness for February 17, which is a good time to get a head start on filing your 2020 taxes. Watch for more information about taxes next week! At our tea tasting event on February 17, staff from PNC Bank will be on hand to provide resources and answer questions about banking in the U.S.
March 9 will be focused on mental health in partnership with Student Counseling Services and March 26 will be an opportunity for occupational wellness with the Center for Career Exploration and Success. April 12 will be environmentally centered, exploring nature trails and local farming. May 7 is still to be determined, but keep reading Friday issues of the InternationaList for more detailed information about these events and more!
Friday, January 28 (today) at 8:00pm  - MAP Virtual Escape Room
Check out @Miami_MAP on Instagram to help solve this virtual mystery and search the suspect's study for clues.
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Monday, February 1 at 2:00pm  - Virtual Dog Therapy
Join Mary O’Leary, the Student Counseling Service (SCS) lead therapy dog handler, and SCS staff who will be showing you live videos of their pets! Get to know their pets, ask questions, and learn about how pets provide significant boosts to our moods.
Immigration Tip
Make sure ISSS can report your status accurately to the government!

ISSS is required to report on international students' enrollment and location during the first 30 days of the semester. In order for us to report accurately and keep your status active, make sure you have done the following:

  • Submit your Spring 2021 Study Plan Confirmation e-form via InterLink
  • Update your local address in BannerWeb if you are in the U.S.
  • Submit a Reduced Course Load request in InterLink if you are not enrolled full-time and believe you are eligible for an RCL

In addition, keep in mind that participation in class is required. If you are taking online or hybrid courses, each professor should have provided instructions for how to engage in their course. For many courses, content will be available in Canvas. Some courses will have synchronous meetings via Zoom, WebEx, or Google Meet. Be aware that you can be dropped from your courses for missing too many classes. Be sure to read the course syllabus and understand what is expected. If you have questions, ask your professors!
International Student Center: for student and community developemtn and intercultural engagement
Reserve Space at the International Student Center!
The International Student Center (ISC) in MacMillan Hall room 017, offers space and support for students, student organizations, or other groups that are pursuing a program or event that promotes community development and intercultural engagement. 

Student org meetings, study groups, special events, and other activities can be requested to be held in person in the ISC this semester. All activities in the ISC must follow current public health guidelines of the CDC, State of Ohio, and Miami Healthy Together
Request the ISC space
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