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Mar 1st, 2017 (Wed)
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to International Student Advising

We will be offering two training sessions and a tour of ISSS.
Please see below for details and registration.

Date: Wednesday, March 1
Location: Humphrey 20 and 50B

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., Humphrey 20
International Students and the Impact of Immigration

  • An overview of the international student population
  • How immigration impacts their academic career
  • ISSS services and resources

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
TOUR of International Student and Scholar Services

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Humphrey 50B
How to Effectively Communicate with International Students in an Advising Setting

  • Strategies for working with cultural and language differences
  • Learn and practice different communication styles

NOTE: This workshop is different than the Communicating with International Student workshop that is part of the Intercultural Workshop Series.

Registration is open on ULearn. Register for each session you plan to attend.

Mar 3rd, 2017 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Discuss Wellness with Small World Coffee Hour

Tired? Need a health boost? Stop by Small World Coffee Hour's "Wellness" event. We will be joined by Turkish American Student Association, so you will learn about Turkish saunas, mud baths and other things people from different cultures do to stay healthy. Wonderful Turkish food will be served as well!

DATE/TIME: March 3, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Yudof Hall, Clubroom

Mar 7th, 2017 (Tue)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Culture In-Depth: Korean Students at the U of M — ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series

Presenter: Hae Lim Chun, College of Education & Human Development
Location: Heller Hall, Room 1210
Register Now

There are more than 800 Korean international students and scholars studying and researching at the University of Minnesota. In this session, you will have an opportunity to learn how Korean values and unique cultural aspects affect the student experience, including emphasis on hierarchy, attending elementary or secondary school outside of Korea, and parental influence.

By listening to the personal stories of Korean students, you will be better able to understand, and potentially connect with, Korean colleagues, students, and employees. Furthermore, you will also learn details of mandatory military service for male students, so you can consider how you might adapt your services, programs, and mentoring for Korean internationals on campus.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the unique cultural aspects of the Korean student experience, including mandatory military service for male students, early study abroad experiences, and parental influence
  • Appreciate how cultural expectations influence their choices
  • Develop approaches to work better with Korean students including how to help Korean males plan for and return from military service

This workshop is part of the ISSS Intercultural Workshop series for UMN staff. See the full list and learn more about ISSS's training for UMN staff, faculty and departments at isss.umn.edu/training/intercultural.html.

Mar 7th, 2017 (Tue)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Tax Clinics for International Students and Scholars

International students and scholars can use the GLACIER TAX PREP to file their non-resident tax returns. This tax preparation software is completely free to use.

International students and scholars who want help preparing their non-resident tax returns can attend one of the Non-resident Tax Clinics occurring on Tuesdays in February, March, and April.

There will not be reservations, and volunteers will help people on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee you will be seen on a specific night, so it best to arrive as early as possible and to attend one of the early sessions.

To learn more and access the Glacier software, see the Taxes section of our website.

DATES/TIMES: 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 21 to April 11 (no clinic during Spring Break, 3/14)
1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1
Clinics may be canceled if there is bad weather. Please check the website for room information and any other updates.

Please note: ISSS advisers and staff cannot provide tax advice or assistance.

Mar 9th, 2017 (Thu)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Culture Corps Presents: All About Hometowns

When people think of China, they most often think of Beijing or Shanghai. However, many Chinese UMN students and graduates come from areas that are outside of the two major cities mentioned. Come to this Culture Corps presentation to listen as Heather and Enoch discuss their beloved hometowns (Yancheng and Changsha). Everyone is more than welcome to come to learn about "small" cities in China.

DATE/TIME: March 9, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Middlebrook Hall, East Wing TV lounge
LEARN MORE on the Culture Corps Facebook Event

Mar 13th, 2017 (Mon) -- Mar 17th, 2017 (Fri)
  Spring Break

No tax clinic or other events. Enjoy Spring Break!

Mar 21st, 2017 (Tue)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Tax Clinics for International Students and Scholars

International students and scholars can use the GLACIER TAX PREP to file their non-resident tax returns. This tax preparation software is completely free to use.

International students and scholars who want help preparing their non-resident tax returns can attend one of the Non-resident Tax Clinics occurring on Tuesdays in February, March, and April.

There will not be reservations, and volunteers will help people on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee you will be seen on a specific night, so it best to arrive as early as possible and to attend one of the early sessions.

To learn more and access the Glacier software, see the Taxes section of our website.

DATES/TIMES: 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 21 to April 11 (no clinic during Spring Break, 3/14)
1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1
Clinics may be canceled if there is bad weather. Please check the website for room information and any other updates.

Please note: ISSS advisers and staff cannot provide tax advice or assistance.

Mar 23rd, 2017 (Thu)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Becoming Aware of Your Own Culture — ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series

Presenter: Thorunn Bjarnadottir, International Student and Scholar Services
Location: Heller Hall, Room 1210
Register Now

In this interactive workshop, you will be challenged to uncover aspects of your own culture and how these shape your perception of the world. You will also learn to identify relevant cultural differences between yourself and others, making it easier for you to take actionable steps to create bridges between cultures throughout the University of Minnesota.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the cultural factors that influence your worldview
  • Appreciate how your own cultural identity shapes your interaction with international students, staff, and faculty
  • Create bridges between two differing worldviews

This workshop is part of the ISSS Intercultural Workshop series for UMN staff. See the full list and learn more about ISSS's training for UMN staff, faculty and departments at isss.umn.edu/training/intercultural.html.

Mar 24th, 2017 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  SCB and Small World Coffee Hour Presents: World Festival! The Power of Diversity: Identity Empowers

Students Crossing Borders LLC along with Small World Coffee Hour invite you to our World Festival! This will be a celebration of the power of diversity and the empowerment of identities. Join us in honoring the many student groups that represent the multitude of cultures here at the University of Minnesota through cultural performances, cuisines, and showcases. This is a chance to explore other customs and traditions in a vibrant atmosphere. Bring your friends and join us!

DATE/TIME: March 24, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Middlebrook Hall
LEARN MORE on Facebook

Mar 28th, 2017 (Tue)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Tax Clinics for International Students and Scholars

International students and scholars can use the GLACIER TAX PREP to file their non-resident tax returns. This tax preparation software is completely free to use.

International students and scholars who want help preparing their non-resident tax returns can attend one of the Non-resident Tax Clinics occurring on Tuesdays in February, March, and April.

There will not be reservations, and volunteers will help people on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee you will be seen on a specific night, so it best to arrive as early as possible and to attend one of the early sessions.

To learn more and access the Glacier software, see the Taxes section of our website.

DATES/TIMES: 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 21 to April 11 (no clinic during Spring Break, 3/14)
1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1
Clinics may be canceled if there is bad weather. Please check the website for room information and any other updates.

Please note: ISSS advisers and staff cannot provide tax advice or assistance.

Mar 31st, 2017 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Korean Military Leave Pre-departure Preparation Workshop

There is an upcoming workshop for international Korean male students who have not yet completed South Korean Mandatory Military Service. This session is specifically for Korean students who plan to leave the UMN in fall 2017, spring 2018, fall 2018, or spring 2019.

During this workshop, you will:

  • Find out how you can better prepare yourself in academic planning and career preparation before you leave for military service
  • Get a glimpse of what you can expect during the mandatory military service from a panel of Korean Veterans (this panel will be primarily in Korean)
  • Find out how you could benefit from your military service!
  • Eat free Korean food!

An RSVP is required, so please email linxx040@umn.edu by March 30 if you plan to attend. You can also email Jun Seok (Nick) Lee (an international Korean student who is a senior) regarding his perspective about the importance of academic and career preparation before going to military service.

This workshop is collaboration among following units on campus: International Student and Scholar Services, Carlson School of Management, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science & Engineering, and Minnesota English Language Program.

DATE/TIME: March 31, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Hanson Hall, Room 250

 

 

 

 

 

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