ISSO is excited to announce the start of a new program for international students. The UNI International Students and Local Community Schools Cultural Exchange program has been created to facilitate interaction between current UNI international students and local community school children.
The International Students and Scholars Office has a newly remodeled office space and is in need of some artistic international design! This semester, ISSO will be sponsoring an international student design competition where UNI international students will have the opportunity to design one of six bookcase shelves to represent individual countries or regions. Winners will receive a $500 scholarship (teams will split the scholarship) plus up to $150 to cover the costs of materials. If you are interested - pick up a design form from ISSO or print the form
Important Reminders for New International Students Spring 2014
The International Students & Scholars Office will be open regular hours through Friday, December 20. ISSO will be closed December 23 through January 1. The office will reopen on Thursday, January 2 for regular business hours. If you need emergency assistance during this time, please call UNI Public Safety at 273-4000. You should also call Public Safety after hours and during weekends for emergency assistance. They know how to contact ISSO staff as necessary.
Come and join the Study Abroad Center at the 2013 International Opportunities Fair on Wednesday, September 18th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Come and learn about study abroad opportunities. Meet past participants, faculty and staff. Learn about financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel, study-work-internship-research-volunteer abroad! Free admission. Over 75 exhibitors! During the event we will be celebrating Passport Day! The Black Hawk County Recorders Office will be here for those that need to renew or issue new passport.
It is time to celebrate! Sunday, August 25 at 6 pm in Maucker Union Central Ballroom B. Join with other new and returning international students to celebrate the start of a great semester. President Ruud will also be in attendance. There will be appetizers, drinks and plenty of time to meet people. Students are encouraged to wear their traditional clothing.
Important reminders for new international students:
- Fill out the New International Student Arrival Form at http://www.uni.edu/internationalservices/prospective-students/new-international-student-arrival-form EVEN if you have arranged for alternate airport pickup. This is the only way we can alert dormitories of your arrival and prepare linen packets and meal cards for you.
Dr. Nadia Korobova, Associate Director for International Students and Scholars, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to participate in U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Seminar to be held in Germany and France in October of this year. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Fulbright Program from an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress. As a Fulbright grantee, Dr. Korobova will join the ranks of distinguished participants in the Program.
International Students and Scholars Office is temporary located in the in the Biology Research Center, Room 50, due to remodeling. The phone numbers will remain the same.
ISSO has a new International Student Advisor - Ms. Kristen Buldhaupt. She is a first year post secondary education student affairs graduate student, and we are excited for her to join our team. Kristen will be responsible for student advising and programming. She can be reached at email@example.com.
The Assembly is on April 20, 2013 at 1:00pm in Sabin Hall 2 (auditorium), University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.
The Cedar Valley United Nations Association, an affiliate of the Iowa UNA, invites you to attend the Annual Assembly for the Iowa UNA which will be on the UNI campus in Cedar Falls. We welcome anyone who has an interest in global issues, foreign affairs, human rights, and understanding and support for the United Nations and it's initiatives and programs.
Approaching Grant Application Deadlines of April and June, 2013
Fiscal Year 2012 Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program - anticipated deadline June 2013
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad - anticipated deadline April 2013
For more information, go to the IFLE Newsletter.
InternshipDesk is a company that specifically works with International students and provides them with the "International Student Career Development Internship Program." This unique program is the first of its kind and was developed specifically to assist international students to launch their careers in the USA. The all-inclusive 2 month summer program begins June 1st and includes:
In continuation of Office of International Programs' Diplomat Series, UNI will welcome Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Chile Minister Counselor Roberto Matus in April. Mr. Matus will give a lecture entitled "Chile: a Road to Development" on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 6 pm to 7 pm at Curris Business Building Room 109 (John Deere Auditorium). The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by Q+A. See attached fliers for Mr.
The International Students and Scholars Office has a summer unpaid intern/practicum student opportunity for an International Student Advisor and New International Student Orientation Manager. Please see the attached job description is attached here for more details.
The International Students and Scholars Office has a fall/spring work study or non-work-study job opening for an Office Assistant. For details or to apply go to https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/finaid/employ/StudentHome.cgi?guest=1.
The Iowa International Grocery is a new store that has just opened in Cedar Falls. It is located in the Thunder Ridge Mall and features "authentic tastes of international spices, foods and seafood specialties."
There will be a 5% discount to all UNI students and staff next Saturday February 16.
Click here to see their flyer.
I am pleased to report that, effective November 12, 2012, there will be some changes made in the recently renamed International Students and Scholars Office. These changes are being made to improve the services that the University provides to international students and scholars. Dr. Nadia Korobova is being promoted to the position of Associate Director for International Students and Scholars, and head ISSO. Dr. Korobova holds BA from Simferopol State University (Ukraine), MA from University of Northern Iowa, and PhD from Iowa State University.
The International Services Office name has been changed to the International Students and Scholars Office (“ISSO”) to reflect a broader range of constituents it will be serving and to bring the name of the office into line with the name used by like offices at most other universities in the United States. In addition to serving international students, ISSO will be serving visiting scholars and professors and UNI faculty, staff, and students in need of visas for foreign travel on University business or through a University program. ISSO will also advise UNI faculty, staff, and students abo