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In this issue:

  • F-1 Student News
    • All Clear for All Online Enrollment in Fall 2020
    • IMPORTANT SURVEY on Fall 2020 Plans - Complete it Now!
    • Finalize your Fall 2020 Class Enrollment
    • Emergency Funds from IIE: Nomination Requests Due August 5th
  • CIE News
    • Global Connections: Health & Wellness During COVID-19
  • Campus News
    • Summer Engagement Series - Today!
    • Free Technology Available to Students
F-1 Student News
All Clear for Online Enrollment in Fall!

The U.S. SEVP announced on Friday that no new policies will be made for Fall 2020 and that enrollment accommodations in response to COVID-19 will remain the same as in Spring 2020. This means that continuing student who have maintained

valid F-1 visa status since March 9, 2020 may continue to remain in valid F-1 visa status even if taking only online classes for Fall 2020. Currently active F-1 visa students are no longer required to enroll in a class with in-person or hybrid instruction for Fall 2020. Prefer to study outside the U.S.? No problem! CIE may also keep the F-1 visa status active for students choosing to enroll full-time (or with reduced course load permission) while abroad this fall. Note: new students arriving for Fall 2020 are still required to enroll in a class with in-person instruction, which CIE is addressing by offering the New International Student Seminar in a hybrid format.

IMPORTANT SURVEY on Fall 2020 Plans

Complete it Now!

In order for CIE to ensure we are accurately addressing your visa status needs, it is important we know who will be studying inside versus outside of the U.S. 

this fall. We ask ALL current students to complete this short survey as soon as possible.

Take the Survey!
Finalize Your Fall 2020 Class Enrollment

Now that policy guidance confirms that all online enrollment will satisfy Fall 2020 enrollment requirements for continuing students, CIE urges you to finalize your Fall 2020 class schedules now. Don’t delay! With the Fall semester beginning in only one month, classes are filling fast! Need assistance? Review the video tutorials and registration guides under Registration Help or work with your academic advisor.

Emergency Funds from IIE

Nomination Requests Due August 5th

CIE is pleased to share that the Institute of International Education (IIE) has just announced a second round of COVID Relief funding, but you must act quickly! The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 5. IIE is a not-for-profit international organization. The grant is specifically designed for international students who

face financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and who demonstrate a high financial need to cover their educational, living or health-related expenses.

CIE will review your responses and determine eligibility for a nomination. CIE may nominate no more than 2 students to be considered for support from IIE. Please understand that it is IIE, not CIE, who will evaluate nominations from colleges around the world to decide how to award grant funding.

To request a nomination from CIE for this emergency relief funding, completed this online request form via the ISS Portal by no later than Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Apply Now!
CIE News
Global Connections: Health and Wellness During COVID-19

Tuesday, August 11
3:00-4:00 pm

Join Tammy for a calming and nurturing conversation on health and wellness. 

Join the Chat
Campus News
Summer Engagement Series - Today!

Today! July 29 Guest Speaker Alonzo Kelly talks about Resistance, Persistence and Change in the Black Community. A two time, best-selling author as soon on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates across the country, Kelly is honored to have an internet radio show with a loyal following of over 40,000 listeners per week, and a LIVE weekly video feed to match. Sign up to Listen

Tomorrow! July 30 Guest speaker Dr. Michael Benitez Jr. talks about Resistance, Persistence and Change in the LatinX Community. Dr. Benitez is a nationally-acclaimed scholar practitioner and educator in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. Dr. Benitez is known for his down-to-earth, insightful commentary and critical perspectives on social and cultural issues, ranging from leadership and identity development, intersectionality, race and ethnicity, postcolonial thought, knowledge production, and critical pedagogy and practice in higher education. Sign up to Listen

Friday! July 31 Guest speaker Kabzuag Vaj talks about Resistance, Persistence and Change in Our Community. Born in Laos, Kabzuag came to the United States as a refugee. For over twenty years, she's been doing violence prevention work and was recognized as a Champion of Change at the White House during Domestic Violence Awareness month in 2011. She is the co-founder and co-executive director of Freedom, Inc., an organization working with low- to no-income communities of color that focuses on ending violence against women and youth. Sign up to Listen

Free Technology Available to Students

Madison College has laptop computers and wi-fi hot spots available for students. These devices will be loaned to students for the semester, at no cost. Microsoft and antivirus software will be pre-loaded, and technology training and assistance will be available.

Get Tech Now!
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