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Miami University International Student Orientation

Welcome, Fall 2020 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 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 new international students 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.  

Fall 2020 Orientation Updates

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On June 5, President Crawford updated the Miami University community with more details about the Fall 2020 semester, including that classes will begin on Monday, August 17, 2020, which is one week earlier than originally scheduled. 

The International Student Online Orientation will continue as scheduled and launch this week. You will receive an invitation to a Canvas course called International Student Online Orientation.  Accept this invitation and you can begin completing the Pre-Arrival Module. Please note that you will need to enroll in Duo to access Canvas. 

All new international students must complete the online orientation program and check-in with International Student and Scholar Services when they arrive to campus.  Students should plan to arrive on campus between August 8-16.  

We understand that you have many questions about arrival to campus. Please keep checking your inbox for emails from that will help answer many of your questions as you begin your journey to Miami University. 

Duo Two-Factor Authentication 

In order to access Miami University resources, you will need to be enrolled in Duo, our two-factor authentication tool. When you first try to log in to a Miami resource (myMiami, BannerWeb, Canvas, etc.), you will be prompted to enroll in Duo. Then, whenever you log in to your Miami accounts after that, you will be asked to authenticate with Duo.

You should be able to set up Duo on mobile phones in most countries. Follow the instructions for setting up a smartphone with Duo. If you are a new student in China and have difficulty enrolling in Duo, you can request a temporary bypass of the Duo system until you arrive on campus.
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Q. What's an iPOL?

A. "This is my third time being an iPOL. iPOL stands for International Peer Orientation Leader. They help students navigate through orientation, make sure they complete all orientation tasks, answer any questions students have and share their own experiences. I think iPOLs are super helpful and know EVERYTHING about Miami. Of course, when they don’t know, they will ask professional staff and get an answer for you!"                   ----Zhuoran Bao 
A. "The International Peer Orientation Leader is more than just a leadership title. It is a way for the leaders to give back to the Miami community by sharing our experiences with the incoming international students and helping them with the transition to college. It is an incredible opportunity for both the leaders and the incoming class to build strong friendships and relationships. We are here to make you feel at home and assure you that you belong at Miami, that we care about you."                                            ----Sakshi Shah

Did you know? 

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Miami History

Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the US, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824.

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Miami Traditions: AVOID THE SEAL
One of the longest standing traditions on campus involves the seal in the center of campus. Legend has it, if you step on the seal, you will fail your next exam. So, watch your step!

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Phone: +1-513-529-8600

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