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International Programs

ISSO Day Trip to the Mall of America

The International Students and Scholars Office will sponsor a day trip to the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. The Mall of America is the largest shopping mall in the United States and offers countless shopping opportunities as well as numerous attractions, dining options and more. Cost is $20. Complete the Mall of America sign-up form (see event link) and come to ISSO, 113 Maucker Union, by Monday, Nov. 9, to pay and receive your ticket. Payments must be made in cash and exact change only. Space is limited; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are required to print, sign and date the Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement and submit it to ISSO when paying for a ticket. 

Summer Study Abroad Fair

The Study Abroad Center will host a fair for summer programs. Learn about short-term program options, including capstone programs and summer schools. There are new programs to destinations including Brazil, China, Cuba, Demark/Iceland, Galapagos Islands, Spain and more. Program course leaders and past participants will be available to answer questions.

First Friday and Ethnic Food Celebration

The Center for Multicultural Education (CME) and the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) are partnering to bring together local and global traditions of various cultures.

For the first edition of the academic year, join ISSO for Brazilian deliciousness and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the CME's Cultural Corner, Dia de los Muertes Paintings, 5-minute massages, pumking decorating, and a Loteria (Mexican Bingo) sponsored by the Hispanic Latino Student Union.

International Opportunities Fair

Come and learn about study abroad opportunities. Meet past participants, faculty and staff. Learn about financial aid, scholarships, credit transfer, international travel and study-work-internship-research volunteer abroad. Free admission. There will be more than 50 exhibitors.

During the event we will celebrate Passport Day. If you want to renew or apply for a new passport, the Black Hawk County Recorders Office will be there to assist you.  For renewal you will need to bring your old passport. For new, you will need to bring a certified birth certificate and your drivers license. In both cases, cost is $110 plus $25 for processing fee or $40 (with photo) to be paid by check or many order that same day. Click here for detail information on passport application requirements.

International Student Orientation (ISO)

ISO offers newly admitted international students the chance to attend informative sessions, meet UNI staff and professors, register for classes, go shopping, participate in evening activities and much more. All new international students should complete the New International Student Arrival Form by Aug. 1. All undergraduate students should also register for ISO via the Office of Admissions website to prepare for advising.

Using Intercultural Tools to Understand and Support Middle Eastern Students

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) invites staff and faculty to attend a workshop designed to explore intercultural communication and tools on how to work and support Middle Eastern students on campus.

The event is free for all participants; however space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register at

Light refreshments will be provided by the International Students & Scholars Office and the Office of International Programs.

Angie Kapely, a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer at University of Bahrain, will present the workshop. Kapely specializes in conducting workshops for university administrators, TESOL educators and Middle Eastern students. She has also presented similar workshops at the national NAFSA Conference, and the U.S. Embassy Bahrain, SACM graduation ceremony.


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