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Apr 1st, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.

Apr 4th, 2017 (Tue)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Bridging Cultural Differences — ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series

Presenter: Thorunn Bjarnadottir and Alex Cleberg, International Student and Scholar Services
Location: Northrop Auditorium, Founders Room
Register Now - This workshop is almost full

When interacting with those from around the world, an understanding of the relevant values of all participants will help to create positive connections. While it may be easy to adapt to obvious differences in eye contact or handshakes, it is more difficult to take actionable steps to address more hidden value differences, such as hierarchy or independence.

Participating in this experiential workshop will allow you to identify problems or opportunities that stem from cultural value differences. As a result of this identification, you will be able to effectively connect with students and colleagues from different cultural backgrounds.

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

  • Identify important value differences that affect working and service relationships
  • Feel a deeper an appreciation of the significance cultural values play in building positive connections
  • Develop specific approaches to react appropriately to various value differences

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.

Apr 4th, 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.

Apr 5th, 2017 (Wed)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  Information Session for H-1B Employees (Twin Cities campus)

ISSS will hold an information session for new and continuing H-1B employees on Wednesday, April 5 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. Topics to be addressed include: status maintenance requirements, international travel, extensions of H-1B status, change or termination of employment, and basic information about qualifying and applying for Permanent Residence. We will soon send an email to all H-1B employees. H-1B employees who are interested in attending should RSVP using this form.

Apr 6th, 2017 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Coming Out as International & Queer Panel

What is it like to be an international and LGBTQIA-identified student in the United States? Coming out is such a prevalent concept in the U.S. that LGBTQIA international students often encounter a decision in their campus life: Should I come out or not? It is never a simple yes or no answer for any LGBTQIA+ individual. For LGBTQIA international students, the situation may even be harder because of our complex identities.

During this panel, four panelists (who identify themselves as being current/former international students once and LGBTQ) will share their insights and experiences. How does the process of coming out intersect with our international identity?

Foods and beverages will be served during the event.

The Coming Out as International & Queer Panel is co-facilitated by the International Student & Scholar Services and Gender and Sexuality Center.

DATE/TIME:April 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Coffey Hall, Room 120
LEARN MORE on the International GLBTA Facebook event

Apr 6th, 2017 (Thu)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Culture Corps Presents: What Helps Asian Students to Be Resilient?

What unique challenges do Asian international students encounter when studying in the U.S.? What are some good strategies we can use to be resilient and thriving? Come to this Culture Corps presentation by Juhong to find out. Everyone is welcome to come and contribute to answering these questions.

DATE/TIME: April 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Folwell Hall, Room 121

Apr 11th, 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.

Apr 13th, 2017 (Thu)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Dance Around the World with SWCH

Small World Coffee Hour presents celebration of different cultures and backgrounds through the language we all speak: music. Snacks will be served, we'll have music from all over the world and dances introduced by our student group co-hosts. We invite everyone to come dressed in their best; traditional clothing is encouraged!

DATE/TIME: April 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Coffman Union, Great Hall
LEARN MORE on Facebook (z.umn.edu/danceswch)

Apr 14th, 2017 (Fri)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  IBP’s Easter Egg Hunt

The International Buddy Program is back again with a big event: an Easter Egg Hunt! In this festive event, we will play fun games like throwing darts, picking objects up with big chopsticks, and more! You will also learn about Easter traditions and games, on-campus employment opportunities for international students, and how SMART Learning Commons (our event cosponsor) can help you.

Everyone who attends will get a free delicious dinner from Kowloon restaurant, a giveaway from SMART, and a chance to win a $5 Starbucks gift card. The team with the highest score will also get a $15 Starbucks gift card and $30 worth of prizes.

DATE/TIME: April 14, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Coffman Memorial Union
LEARN MORE on IBP’s Facebook Event

Apr 20th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  I AM MY HAIR (A Culture Corps Presentation)

Hair has been a topic of discussion among several groups, especially in African and African American communities. Why do we wear our hair the way we do? Why does hair come in different textures and colors?

What is the reason behind all the many styles we see on the street? Kemunto Gekonge (an international student from Kenya will be talking about hair, especially in the African and African American communities, and encouraging the audience to participate in the discussion.

Learn more on Facebook

DATE/TIME: April 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Carlson School, Room 2-219

Apr 28th, 2017 (Fri)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  Student Group Training: Best Practices Working with International Students

All student groups interested in recruiting international students (especially new students) should attend the 6th annual "Best Practices for Working with International Students: Student Group Training," sponsored by International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) and Student Unions & Activities (SUA).

Student groups who attend this event and abide by the best practices discussed will be invited to attend a Welcome Reception for new international students in August. ISSS will also email the contact information for these groups to new international students in July.

Space is limited in this training, so each group is asked to only send two or three student representatives (preferably the organization’s leadership). If you haven't elected a new student board yet, please send someone from the current fiscal year that is willing to pass on the training information to the new board.

You must RSVP and be approved to attend this event.

DATES/TIMES:
April 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
May 19, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bruininks Hall, Room 512A
RSVP at z.umn.edu/isssreception

 

 

 

 

 

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