International Student Newsletter
1/29/2015 ISS Newsletter
We hope your semester has gotten off to a great start! This is our bimonthly 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.
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, January 29th for Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka and get a taste of authentic food. Put on by UND's very own students! Cultural Nights begin at 6:30pm and are Free, and open to the public.
Are you interested in arranging or helping with a Cultural Night in the coming year? There is only one opening left, so contact us quickly! For more information contact Colleen Hutchinson at email@example.com or 701-777-2033.
Advisor on Call
Do you need help with an issue related 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.
Health Insurance is due: 02/20/2015
Last day graduation candidates may apply for a degree: February 10
Holiday, Presidents’ Day (No classes): February 16
Do you enjoy art and music? Are you in need or want of volunteer hours or experience? The NDMOA is always in need of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers play a crucial role in the daily operations of the North Dakota Museum of Art. They are an integral part of the Museum’s team, assisting in a variety of roles, whether working with the public or behind the scenes. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience art and develop community that affirms the highest level of respect for art, artists, and audiences.
The Museum has several volunteer opportunities available.
Family Day Volunteer
Membership & Administration Volunteer
Museum Shop Volunteer
Museum Facility Maintenance
Special Events and more...
If you are interested in volunteering at the Museum, please contact us at: (701) 777-4195, firstname.lastname@example.org, or just stop by.
Campus & Community Events
Africa in Our Own Words & Colors
Friday, January 30th 6:30-8:45pm
Empire Arts Center Main Stage
The African arts festival "Africa in Our Own Words and Colors" is first ever cultural and artistic event in the greater Grand Forks area and is organized by African Arts Are. African Arts Arena (AAA) focuses on creating a space where community members and student community get together to experience share and learn about aspects of African cultures and traditions through visual and performing arts for a more diverse and inclusive community.
53rd Annual Feast of Nations
Saturday, February 7th 6pm
Come and immerse yourself in this annual display of international cuisine, culture and diversity at UND. This year’s menu will feature cuisine from countries such as Russia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Lebanon and Senegal. Tickets are $20 for students, $30 for nonstudents, and can be purchased at the Alerus Center or Chester Fritz Auditorium box offices, or through Ticketmaster.com.
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.
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 2014 International Peer Mentor application To find out more about this volunteer position?
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to inform you every time I leave to country?
○ Answer: Students need to make sure they have the appropriate documents before leaving the country and need to have a current travel signature from their advisor. Do not know if you have this? Come to see us during AOC (above).
● Where can I find public transportation?
○ Answer: There is public transportation information in your New Student Handbooks, online, and at the Memorial Union Information desk.
Want to submit a question to be answered here? Contact the advisors at the information below
All the best,
Ali Finn, Nicholas Mahan, and Colleen Hutchinson
International Student Advisors
University of North Dakota
Office of International Programs
2908 University Avenue, Stop 7109
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7109