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8/26/2011 Newsletter



8/26/2011 Newsletter


Welcome Back!

Advisor On Call (AOC) and Appointments

Fall 2011 Culture Night Series

Enrollment Requirements

Health Insurance





Welcome Back!


The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to welcome back all the returning students and welcome all of the new students to UND and Grand Forks. We hope that everyone has had a good start to the semester!


Advisor On Call (AOC) and Appointments


AOC hours will begin on Tuesday, September 6th and be on Monday through Thursday, 11am - 1pm. AOC is for short, 5-10 minute, questions, including:


I-20 travel signatures

Basic questions concerning visa documents and travel plans

General questions about maintaining status

Letters for social security numbers

school and program transfers


Students do not need an appointment during AOC. Students coming for AOC will be seen in the order they check in at the front desk.


Appointments can be scheduled to see your advisor outside of AOC hours. To schedule an appointment, you can either call the front desk at (701)777-4231 or stop by the front desk.



Fall 2011 Culture Night Series


We are still looking for students who are interested in presenting their countries for our Fall 2011 Culture Night Series. Our current schedule looks like this:


September 22nd - India

September 29th - Bangladesh

October 6th - Reserved

October 13th - Nepal

October 27th - Available

November 17th - Available

December 1st - Available


If interested in presenting a culture night or learning more about them, please email Matt Hiller.



Enrollment Requirements


A reminder that F-1 and J-1 students have the following minimum enrollment requirements for fall and spring semesters:


Undergraduate students - 12 credits

Graduate students with no assistantship: 9 credits

Graduate students with assistantship: 6 credits

A maximum of one online or distance course (3 credits) can be applied towards the enrollment requirements each semester



M-1 students need to be in class, flying, or in labs at least 22 hours per week.


Health Insurance


All international students are required to purchase the UND Health Insurance plan (Canadians and Norwegians are exempt). The insurance costs $894 per year and must be paid by September 30th at 4:30 pm. If not paid by then, you risk being withdrawn from classes and ultimately, falling out of status. If you have questions regarding the health insurance plan, please contact your international student advisor. If you have questions regarding health insurance billing procedures, please contact Student Account Services.


Tuition and fees are also due on September 30th. Student Account Services will be sending out frequent reminders to pay for your health insurance, tuition, and fees.

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