International students and scholars (and their dependents) who were physically within the United States during one year must file tax documents the following year, but their tax status may not be the same as their immigration status. We have compiled information and resources international students and scholars can use when preparing income tax returns including links to the free Tax Assistance Programs available through campus partners.

Announcements

  • All ISSS Staff Members Are Working Remotely: ISSS continues to offer full services for international students, scholars, and departments. Review our office hour updates to learn how.
  • ISSS will begin charging a fee for graduates submitting STEM OPT extension applications starting March 15, 2021.
  • Read our latest updates regarding H-1B employment and more.
  • Scam Alert: International students and scholars are frequently targeted by phone and email scams. The scammer's threats can be scary, so you need to learn how to recognize a scam so you can know when it is happening.

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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