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International Student Services

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In this issue:

  • F-1 Student News
    • Emergency Funding from Western Union Foundation through IIE
    • Update your Address in your Student Account
    • Share Your Preferred Name
  • CIE News
    • Join Cultural Connect
    • Global Connections
  • Campus News
    • Student Forum on Equity and Inclusion - Today!
    • Student Book Club - How to Be an Antiracist
F-1 Student News
Emergency Funding from Western Union Foundation through IIE

Deadline to apply:
Friday, September 25th

CIE is pleased to share that the Institute of International Education (IIE) will be administering funding from the Western Union Foundation! The deadline to apply is Friday, September 25th. 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.

Students who are selected will receive $10,000 in funding, so applicants should provide detailed and compelling information regarding their situation when they apply.

CIE will review your responses and determine eligibility for a nomination. CIE may nominate no more than 5 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 Friday, September 25th.

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Update your Address in your Student Account

It is important to keep your address up to date in order to maintain your visa. You can update your address information in your MyMadisinCollege student account. Your mailing address must be the address where you live in the U.S. You can find information about maintaining your visa status on the Maintaining your F-1 Visa Status web page. You can find instructions to update your address in your student account here.

Share Your Preferred Name

If you have a preferred name, or nickname, that you like to use instead of your given name, please know that you can now ask Madison College to use this preferred name on class lists provided to instructors, on your email account, 

Blackboard and MyMadisonCollege student account. To do this, contact the Enrollment Center:

CIE News
Join Cultural Connect

Dear International Student,

Do you want to meet and connect with both domestic and international students?

Would you like to learn about other cultures?

If so, consider applying for the Cultural Connect Program!

Join fun virtual events like...

What is cultural connect all about? 
Cultural Connect is an international friendship program that connects international 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. International and U.S. student pairs spend time together (virtually, following guidelines on social distancing) throughout the semester, and attend group virtual events.

Global Connections

Wednesday, October 14 3:00-4:00 pm
Perpare for Off-Campus Employment

Meet with International Student Advisor, Tina Hatch, to learn more about how to prepare for all off-campus work opportunities well in advance.

More info here

Meeting Number (access code): 133 007 5030
Meeting Password: sCTp9MNMV37

Join the Chat
Campus News
Student Forum on Equity and Inclusion - Today!

September 23, 4:00-5:00 pm

Join Madison College leaders virtually at the upcoming Student Forum on Equity and Inclusion today. This forum is open to

all students to participate. College leadership will be sharing the college's next action steps, and want to hear your ideas, concerns and perspectives. You can also find the link to join in WoldPack Connect by adding the event to your agenda. 

Join the Chat
Student Book Club - How to Be an Antiracist

Madison College is hosting a special student Book Club for Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" starting in October. It will be facilitated by staff, with an opportunity to watch Ibram X. Kendi speak live on November 4th. 

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Sign up here

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