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In this issue:

  • F-1 Student News
    • COVID Accommodations Continue into Spring 2021
    • Congratulations Graduates!
    • Health Insurance for Spring 2021
    • Winter Shutdown Reminder
  • Jobs on Campus
    • CIE Student Assistant
    • Seasonal Bookstore Assistant
    • Student Calling Campaign Intern
  • Campus News
    • Return borrowed equipment
  • Community News
    • Fraud Advisory - Scammers Using SEVP Phone Numbers
F-1 Student News

COVID Accommodations Continue into Spring 2021

A federal SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Programs) representative has reported to multiple reputable organizations that they will continue existing COVID-19 Enrollment Accommodations through Spring 2021. This means that most F-1 visa students may continue to enroll in all online classes in Spring 2021. Exceptions to the 100% online accommodation include students who arrive to the U.S. in F-1 visa status for Spring 2021 and potentially also students who were not enrolled in the U.S. on or before March 9, 2020. For new Spring 2021 students, the New International Student Seminar will fulfill the in-person requirement. For students who were new to F-1 visa support after March 9, 2020, please notify CIE if you are having difficulty finding at least one course with some in-person components. As always, we will provide additional updates as we receive further information or clarification.

Congratulations Graduates!

You have done an amazing job persevering during this challenging time, and all of the staff at the Center for International Education are proud of your accomplishments. Keep up the good work and remember that you will always be a member of the Madison College Wolf Pack!

Health Insurance for Spring 2021

As the fall semester comes to a close we are preparing for spring. If you are continuing on Madison College's visa support, you will continue to be enrolled in our mandatory health insurance plan and you can expect to see a charge for health insurance in your student account. Find more information about health insurance on our website.

Winter Shutdown Reminder

All Madison College campuses and district buildings will be closed Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, January 3rd for Winter Break. CIE and other services will resume on Monday, January 4th.

Happy Holidays from CIE!

Wishing You a Very Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for Better Days Ahead in 2021!

Jobs On Campus

Center for International Education Student Assistant

The Center for International Education (CIE) is looking to hire a student to assist with several projects and services for approximately 10 to 20 hours per week. A period of paid training would begin immediately with hours continuing through summer and fall. The position will involve assisting CIE staff with office duties, student inquiries, creating materials, and other projects as assigned.

To apply please submit to CIE:

  1. A completed employment application.
  2. A written letter explaining how you meet the above mentioned criteria of an idea applicant, the experience you have completing the necessary tasks this position requires, and why you are interested in the position.
  3. Optional, but recommended: A letter of recommendation from a previous or current employer (preferred), or from a previous or current instructor, student club advisor, or another person who can attest to your level of responsibility and attention to detail.

Find the full job description here

Apply Now! Submit your employment application and supporting documents by email to Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found.

Seasonal Bookstore Assistant

Madison College's Bookstore is hiring 50 seasonal employees to work from December through early February to help ensure students can safely receive course materials. We need people to work on-site (order fulfillment, curbside pickup, and other various roles) and remotely (customer service support) for 20 or more hours per week.

The bookstore is closed from 12/24/20 until 1/3/21, so you will be able to enjoy your winter break. 

Madison College takes health and safety seriously. Check out our website for more information about our COVID-19 protections.

Apply Now! Submit your employment application and cover letter to Scott Heiman at Self-identify as an international student on your application and include your schedule availability from 1/4 - 2/5.

    Student Calling Campaign Intern

    Madison College's Marketing Department is hiring student assistants to call prospective students that have applied to the college to answer questions and check in with them on their next steps. Interns will follow up with staff when they have additional questions to provide prospective students with accurate and timely information. Training will be provided.

    Apply Now! Submit your employment application and cover letter to Chelsey Bowers at Self-identify as an international student on your application.

    Campus News

    Return Borrowed Equipment

    If you are continuing your enrollment, we will automatically renew your devices for the Spring 2021 tern if you enroll before December 18th. If you enroll after that date, you will need to notify the Library by January 5th to avoid charges. If you no loner need your device, or are not continuing into the Spring 2021 term, find information on device returns here

    Community News

    Fraud Advisory - Scammers Using SEVP Phone Numbers

    The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) 

    has been made aware of a spoofing scam involving individuals using the SEVP Response Center (SRC) phone numbers (703-603-3400 and 800-892-4829) and claiming to be SRC representatives. The fraudulent callers are inquiring about Form I-94 documents and asking students to provide information regarding monetary transactions.

    We are urging you to follow up with your international students to ensure they don’t fall victim to this dangerous scam. If you or one of your students encounter, or are a victim of this spoof call, you are encouraged to report the incident to the HSI tip line. If you are unsure about the validity of a call from an SEVP official, you can also reach out to your designated SEVP field representative.

    Things to remember:

    · SEVP officials will NEVER ask stakeholders to provide credit/debit card/gift card numbers, wire transfers, or bank routing numbers, or to make bitcoin deposits for any purpose.

    · NEVER divulge personal or financial information to unknown callers.

    · Report all suspicious calls to the HSI tip line and if you are unsure about the validity of a call from SEVP officials reach out to your designated SEVP field representative.

    If you have any additional questions regarding this matter, please contact the SEVP Response Center at 703-603-3400 or 800 892 4829, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, except federal holidays.

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