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International Student Services

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In this issue:

  • F-1 Student News
    • Health Insurance Fees & Waiver Deadline
    • CARES Private Funds Still Available
    • MIP Grocery Card Giveaway
    • Online Enrollment for Fall
  • CIE News
    • Join Cultural Connect
    • CIE Social Media Takeover!
  • Campus News
    • Remote Learning Tips
    • Student Support Services
    • Tutoring Services
F-1 Student News
Health Insurance Fees & Waiver Deadline

Health insurance fees for fall will be added to your tuition bill soon. If you wish to request a waiver of the group health insurance plan, please know the deadline to apply for a waiver is Monday, September 14th, 2020. Even if you have been previously approved for a waiver of insurance fees, you must complete the waiver continuation that is assigned to you

in the ISS Portal. The waiver application process may be completed by selecting the Waiver Request process on the Required Health Insurance web page. Log in using your Madison College email address and password.

CARES Private Funding Still Available

In a continued effort to support students in need, we are pleased to announce the Madison College CARES Private Fund. This fund is available to students who have unexpected expenses and is provided by private donations from local organizations.

Steps to apply for funding:

  1. Click No I Have Not Completed the FAFSA
  2. Click I am Unable to Complete the FAFSA
  3. Login to complete the application

Find additional instructions on how to apply to the Madison College CARES Private Fund here.

Apply for Funding
MIP Grocery Card Giveaway

The COVID-19 crisis has created hardships to many, including international students.

Madison International Partners is bringing its modest contribution in the efforts to alleviate the hardship. We are helping international students by giving them grocery store gift cards. Apply for a gift card here (one card per family)

Online Enrollment for Fall

The U.S. SEVP announced recently 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.

CIE News
Join Cultural Connect

Cultural Connect is an international friendship program that connects international students and U.S. students in a fun, positive, and engaging community. Participants develop meaningful friendships within the program, gain valuable cross-cultural skills and knowledge of other cultures. Find more information on how to join here.

CIE Social Media Takeover

CIE Staff are doing the last Social Media Takeover on Wednesday, August 26! Follow CIE on our Facebook and Instagram accounts as they talk about what it's like on the staff side of International Student Services. Amy will be answering questions about what it's like to work with international students and share what CIE staff are like outside of the office!

Campus News
Remote Learning Tips

The sudden change in the structure to a remote format for your courses may present a new experience for you. You likely have questions and concerns if you have never learned remotely or online before. 

Find tips and resources for remote learning here.

Student Support Services

Madison College offers many student support services including Academic and Advising services, Counseling Services, Student Involvement, and Technology Support. 

Find more information here.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring services are provided to students who would like added support for core concepts, homework or tests in a credit level course through our walk-in service in our Centers. 

Find more information here.

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