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International Student Services

Stay up to date with Campus News & Events!

In this issue:

  • F-1 Student News
    • Student Satisfaction Survey - Fabulous Prizes!
    • Travel Requirements
    • Free Tax Help from Sprintax
    • International Student Scholarships
  • CIE News & Events
    • Global Showcase
  • Community News & Events
    • International Festival at Overture Center
F-1 Student News
Student Satisfaction Survey

The survey will be open through
Friday, March 6.

The Student Satisfaction Inventory is now open to degree-credit students. Students can take this survey online and access it 

by the link sent in a recent email, on the Madison College website and via the library’s website.
Students who complete the survey will be entered into a Giveaway for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

More info
Travel Requirements

Traveling over spring break? If you will be traveling outside of the U.S. during spring break please review our Travel Information web page to learn what you should do before you leave, and what you will need to return. If you need a new travel signature on your I-20, complete the Travel Signature Request Form and bring it to the

CIE Front Desk with your most recently printed I-20 at least one week before you leave. A travel signature is valid if it will be less than one year old upon returning to the U.S.

Free Tax Help from Sprintax

It's important to be aware that, as a nonresident student in the US, you're legally required to file a tax return if you received US income during 2019. Even if you didn't work or receive income in the US, you're still obligated to file a Form 8843 with the IRS.

Madison College has arranged free access to Sprintax Tax Preparation 

for you. Sprintax will guide you through the tax preparation process, arrange the necessary documents and check if you're due a tax refund.

All you need to do is:

  • Register and follow the simple instructions
  • Complete the online questionnaire
  • Enter your unique code SpTx2019MC51F in the box on the 'Review your order' page
  • Sprintax will prepare your tax return

Finally, once you complete the preparation process in the Sprintax software, you must print, sign and mail your documents to the IRS.

You will receive a 1098-T from Madison College which shows the amount of tuition you paid to the college in 2019. Sprintax will help you determine if this form is needed when filing a tax return.

If you have any questions, the Sprintax team will be happy to help via their 24/7 live chat facility.

Find more information from Madison College here.

Register for Sprintax
International Student Scholarships

Madison College offers two scholarships for F-1 visa students - Devi Bhargava Memorial International Student Scholarship and International Student Foundation Scholarship. Both scholarships have an application deadline of March 31st. 

Find out more information on the International tab of the scholarships web page. Complete applications must be submitted to or to the CIE front desk D1630 by no later than midnight of the March 31st deadline.

CIE News & Events
2020 Global Showcase

Wednesday, March 4
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Center for International Education (CIE) and United Common Ground (UCG) are hosting the 11th Annual Global Showcase. There will be cultural music and performances by Madison College students as well as performers from the community. An international menu will also be served for guests in attendance.

All students, staff, admin and faculty are invited to attend this showcase. If anyone would be interested in volunteering for the day of the event, please email Amy Kue.

Community News & Events

International Festival at the Overture Center

Join us in celebrating the rich cultural heritage within our community and enjoy more than 30 FREE performances throughout Overture by artists who call Dane County home. Indulge in cuisines from around the world, browse stunning arts and crafts available for purchase and learn about the many local businesses with global connections.

Find more information here

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