Office of International
Students and Scholars
Office of International
Phone: (504) 280-6021
Issue #5—January/February 2011
Welcome to all of the international students who are new for the Spring 2011 semester! And welcome back to all of the continuing international students! We wish you all a successful semester!
Did You Travel Abroad During Intersession?— If you obtained a new visa or passport while you were away, please come to OISS with your passport and visa documents so we can make copies for your files. Also, please remember to make copies for your own records of your passport, visa, and I-94 card each time you are issued a new one and keep them in a safe place.
Income Tax Information—International students who work are not exempt from filing income tax forms – even if the U.S. has a tax treaty with the country of origin. If you are an international student who needs help filling out your tax forms, come to one of the volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) sessions. These VITA sessions will be scheduled for the end of February and throughout March. Dates, times and locations will be announced soon.
Make sure that you are signed up for the OISS Listserv so that you receive this important information: http://www.oiss.uno.edu/subscription.cfm
Spring Semester Campus Events—Musical Excursions Concert Series—The Brazilian Guitar Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1 in the UNO Performing Arts Concert Hall. For more information, please see http://www.music.uno.edu/events/excursions09-10.cfm. Tickets for students are only $3!
Be a part of International Night 2011!— International Student Organization is recruiting committee members to help organized one of the biggest student-run events to see UNO: International Night 2011. Committee members will be given the opportunity to meet people of different backgrounds, gain leadership experience, and get involved at UNO. Weekly meetings will begin the week of January 24th. If you are interested, please request an application at the Office of International Students and Scholars Bicentennial Education Center 122 or email email@example.com. For more information, contact Meagan LeDoux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important February Dates —
February 4: Final date to drop course(s) or resign and not have course(s) recorded*
February 15: 50% REFUND. FINAL DATE TO RESIGN (withdraw from all courses) and receive 50% refund *
* You must consult with an advisor from OISS before dropping any classes
OISS Spring Walk-In Hours Reminder —
Monday & Thursday 8:00 am -12:00 pm
Please note: For past issues of OISS News please check our website under the heading “OISS News” http://oiss.uno.edu.
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