February Archive - International Student Newsletter
2/25/2015 ISS Newsletter
Office of International Programs (OIP) hours
The Office of International programs is open Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Come in from the cold and join us for free coffee or tea!
Join us on Thursday, March 5th for Philippines Culture Night! The Office of International Programs has teamed up with the Memorial Union and Dining Services to hold the Culture Nights in the Loading Dock. Come and explore the exciting culture of the Philippine Islands and get a taste of authentic food. Put on by UND's very own students! Cultural Nights begin at 6:30pm and is free, and open to the public.
For more information contact Colleen Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-777-2033.
Advisor on Call
Do you have a quick question relating to being an International Student here at UND? The International Student Advisors are here to help! Colleen Hutchinson, Nicholas Mahan, and Alison Finn are available Monday-Thursday between 11:00am-1:00pm to answer questions and/or assist with any problems or concerns that arise during your time studying here at UND.
You may also schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling the front desk at 701-777-4231.
Nominate an International Peer Mentor for the Most Outstanding Peer Mentor Award today!
Did you have an outstanding Peer Mentor? Do you have a friend that is a Peer Mentor and you think they go above and beyond the normal duty of a Peer Mentor? Nominate them for The Most Outstanding Peer Mentor Award! Towards the end of this year we will be having an award ceremony for the winner and those other Peer Mentors that have given so much of their time and effort to helping all of our new students. Take 5 minutes and nominate your Mentor today! J J J
Interested in being a Peer Mentor?!
The International Peer Mentor program is designed to assist new students in adapting to a new environment and different academic system. The program is an integral part of welcoming first year international students to the University of North Dakota campus. Our Peer Mentors are a mix of current international and domestic students who volunteer to help new students settle in and adjust to life in Grand Forks. The application is now open! They are due March 1st and can be found online here: Fall 2015 International Peer Mentor application To find out more about this volunteer position?
Spring Recess: March 16-20
Last day to drop a full-term course or withdraw from school: April 10
Last day to change to or from S/U grading for a full-term course: April 10
As you are aware the UND Indian Association needs a large number of volunteers to assist with the Wacipi (powwow) on April 17th, 18th, and 19th on UND campus at the Hyslop. They would greatly appreciate your consideration of volunteering for this truly worthy event.
You have been invited by Harmony Lindgren to sign up for "UNDIA Volunteers." Please click on the link below to view the online sign-up sheet.
To sign up, go to:
Campus & Community Events
International Feast at the University of Minnesota Crookston: For more information check out the flyer attached to the e-mail! Or go to their website and reserve your spot today!
Thinking of staying in Grand Forks this summer and need a job?
Become an Orientation Leader! They are seeking a team of enthusiastic Orientation Leaders to assist in the facilitation of the Summer Orientation program. During the program, Orientation Leaders will be responsible for an array of program details, including but not limited to: assisting new students with course scheduling and registration, assisting with day-to-day administrative duties of the program, assisting with placement exams, and assisting with Orientation tours. We are looking for enthusiastic students from all academic disciplines and backgrounds. Go to this website to see more about the job and to apply.
Frequently asked questions.
What should I do if I move or change my phone number?
- You must keep the Office of International Programs up-to-date with your most current address and phone number in Grand Forks. This is so that your SEVIS record can be kept up to date and is a requirement of U.S. immigration law. Students who fail to notify the OIP of address changes can lose their student status. You can notify the OIP of your address change by emailing your ISA or by coming to the International Centre.