International Student Newsletter
01/14/2015 ISS Newsletter
Welcome to our new students and welcome back returning students! This is our bimonthly Office of International Programs (OIP) Newsletter. With respect to your time, please scan the headlines for information pertaining to your needs or interests and read further for important reminders.
OIP office hours
The Office of International programs is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Come in from the cold and join us for free coffee or tea!
Advisor on Call (AOC)
Do you need help with an issue related to being an International Student here at UND? The International Student Advisors are here to help! Monday-Thursday between 11:00am-1:00pm to answer quick 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.
Join us on January 29th for Sri Lanka night in the Loading Dock. Learn about this fascinating country and share in a tasting of its delectable food items presented to us by members of our own UND family. Cultural Nights begin at 6:30 pm, are Free, and open to the public.
Are you interested in hosting a Cultural Night in the coming semester? There is only one opening left, so contact us quickly! For more information, contact Colleen Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-777-2033.
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.
International Students Council Annual Conference
The Association of International Students’ Organization (AISO) would like to invite you to its third annual conference. The International Students Council at Iowa State University in Ames will be the host for next year’s conference, which will be happening from March 13th to 15th, themed "Leading Through Diversity.”
AISO is a nationwide organization for International students, which foster connections between multicultural students’ organizations with the goal of promoting intercultural initiatives and enhance diversity on our respective campuses and beyond. AISO provides International students across the United States with various networking and leadership opportunities.
Attached to this email is the conference brochure. For more information and registration, please visit our website (http://isc.stuorg.iastate.edu/aiso). Registration will close by February 2015, and space is very limited. Kindly contact us at email@example.com, should any questions arise.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope to see you soon.
Warmest regards, Fang and Team.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015
A day of events designed to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., celebrate the results of his inspiration and work, and challenge us to continue the work of establishing equality and inclusion for all people, will occur on Monday, January 19, 2015.
Morning Event (held at University of Minnesota, Crookston)
Unity Walk-10:30 am
Fellowship & Food 12:00-1:00 pm
UND international students are invited to carry their home country flag in the Unity Walk on the UMC campus, a distance of approximately a quarter of a mile. We would like to have 20 students from a variety of nations as part of this celebration. Free transportation will be provided for you and your flag, departing from UND at 9:30 am and returning by 2:30 pm.
If you are interested and able to assist, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Email Address: _____________________________
3) Phone Number: _____________________________
4) Home Nation: _______________________________
Applications are due by Friday January 16th!
Registrar’s Important Dates & Deadlines
First Day of Classes: January 12th, 2015 4:00 pm CST
Holiday (No classes): January 19th
Last day to add a full-term course or drop without record: January 22nd
Love Your Body Week
The Women's Center, along with Health and Wellness Hub, Housing, and Multicultural Student Services, will host a week of events to celebrate Love Your Body Week! Events include eating chocolate fondue and glow in the dark Zumba! You can check out the whole schedule here.