University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

New International
Student Seminar

New International Student Seminar (NISS)

You’ve found your classes, started turning in homework assignments and are getting ready for your infamous “mid-term exams.” Yet you may find that the expectations and strategies for success in the University of Minnesota educational system are sometimes challenging, frustrating or even ambiguous.

Join us to explore expectations, strategies and resources at the
New International Student Seminar (NISS).

All new international undergraduate students (Freshman and Transfer) are required to attend NISS during their first (transfer) or second (freshman) semester. The session will include:

  • Intercultural Activities
  • Tips for Academic Success
  • Resource Fair

ISSS places an AI Hold on all new international undergraduate students' records. This hold will be permanently removed after you finish the International Student Preparation Course, complete Immigration Check-In (held during your New Student Orientation), and attend one of the sessions listed below. You will NOT be allowed to register for courses fo your second semester of courses until the AI hold is released.

International StudentsThe Fall 2017 sessions will be held on:

Friday, October 6
Check-in: 3:30-4:00
Program: 4:00-5:30
Location: Mississippi Room, Coffman Union 

Wednesday, October 11
Check-in: 3:30-4:00
Program: 4:00-5:30
Location: Mississippi Room, Coffman Union 

Register Now

You must register to attend. If you have class during all of these times, please email so we can arrange an alternative option. You should not miss class to attend NISS.

This event is sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services, Boynton Health Services and International Buddy Program.