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In this issue:

  • F-1 Student News
    • CARES Emergency Funding - Yes! Now Eligible!
    • MIP Grocery Card Giveaway
    • Travel Signature 
    • Summer Health Insurance 
  • CIE News
    • Global Connections
    • Intern Spotlight
  • Campus News
    • Congratulations Graduates!
F-1 Student News
CARES Emergency Funding

Yes! Now Eligible!

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.

Previously, we promoted funds available through the Federal Government CARES Act, which changed their eligibility criteria and no longer offers support to non-resident students. Madison College CARES Private Fund is intentionally designed to support non-resident students, including international students.

Find 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)

Travel Signature

CIE discourages all travel before July 31 due to COVID-19. 

If you must travel, use great caution and carefully consider the following:

    • Visa expired? Ability to return highly uncertain. U.S. Embassies and Consulates have cancelled all visa interviews and it is unknown when they will accept appointments again. If your F-1 visa has expired and you leave the U.S., there is great risk of not getting a visa interview appointment to return for Fall 2020.
    • Travel Signature expired? Allow at least 2 weeks to receive a new I-20 via the I-20 Reprint Request process due to campus closure.
    • Review Advisories! Both CIE’s Travel Requirements and Madison College’s Travel Updates.
    Summer Health Insurance

    As the spring semester comes to a close we are preparing for summer. 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.

    CIE News
    Global Connections

    Join CIE for an ongoing series of online events to build community and keep you informed.

    Tuesday, May 12, 3:00-4:00
    Online Games with Tina

    International Student Specialist Tina Hatch is excited to play some fun games as a group. Online games will include Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit.

    Find more info here

    Meeting number (access code): 284 677 037

    Meeting password: HereToHelp!

    Join the Chat
    Intern Spotlight - Thanks Lydia!

    Lydia has been working as an intern at CIE this semester. In this role, she helped plan the Global Showcase event that was held at the beginning of March. She is a graduate student at UW-Madison studying Global Higher Education, and after she graduates in the fall she hopes to work either with international students or with students studying abroad. Lydia is passionate about facilitating cross-cultural exchange and learning, and has worked 

    as a teaching assistant in an intensive Hindi language course at UW-Madison for the past few summers. She has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and work with international students at Madison College!

    The CIE Team is grateful for all of the hard work and dedication that Lydia has brought to her work. Thanks Lydia!

    Campus News
    Congratulations Graduates!

    Madison College is excited to celebrate our graduates in a virtual ceremony. Find more information about the event and how to participate here.

    Are you graduating? Let us know! Email so we can help celebrate you!

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