Coronavirus Updates: ISSS is here to support international students, scholars, staff, and faculty impacted by the coronavirus. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions for international students and scholars along with our recent updates and information for the the UMN community.

Announcements

  • All ISSS Staff Members Are Working Remotely: Advisors and counselors remain available to meet with international students, scholars, and UMN departments. Review our office hour updates to learn how.
  • Both the Federal and MN state tax deadlines have been extended until July 15. International students and scholars can use Sprintax (a free tax preparation software) to file their non-resident returns. Review our Taxes section to access the software.
  • Have you or someone you know experienced bias, harassment, and/or discrimination due to COVID-19? Review the recommendations compiled by ISSS.

Culture Corps

Culture Corps

Brings international perspectives into classrooms and onto campus through a series of either faculty or international student initiated projects.

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Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups

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Gathers small groups of international students and scholars together in an intimate atmosphere to explore their cross-cultural experiences and perspectives.

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Global Gopher Academy

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Introduces new international students to other U.S. and international students, U.S. culture, and life at the University of Minnesota through workshops, training sessions, tours, and fun activities. This six day program transitions students to their new life in Minnesota and provides important skills and experiences to help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.

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International Buddy Program

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Provides new international students during fall semesters with opportunities to develop friendships with students from other countries through intercultural learning, service, and social activities.

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Small World Coffee Hour

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Invites all international and domestic students, faculty and staff to gather together in relaxing social environment. Each interactive event has the flavoring of a specific cultural region’s activities, foods and traditions.

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Global Gopher Community

SCB

Brings international and domestic students together into a single housing community that gives residents a global experience through interactive cross-cultural learning.

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Global Gopher Events

GGE

Allows new international students to prepare for classes, make new friends, and discover all of the amazing services the University offers with advice from international student leaders

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