We would like to express our deepest condolences to all of those affected by the attacks in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Our sympathies go out to everyone affected by these tragedies.
ISSO will be closed Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5 at 7:30 am.
The Culture and Intensive English Program along with the International Students and Scholars Office invite you to attend the Waterloo Bucks baseball game and watch the fireworks on Monday, July 4 from 6-10 pm. The cost is $16, which includes game admission and a meal. Sign up in 3025 Bartlett Hall by June 27. Volunteers are also needed for carpooling. You will receive a free ticket if you volunteer for carpooling. You must have a valid driver's license and
ISSO will open at 8 am on Friday, June 3 instead of 7:30 am and will close at the normal time of 4:30 pm. Our summer office hours of 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Meditation Room (Maucker Union) is closed for the duration of the summer due to construction.
Our summer office hours of 7:30 am to 4:30 pm at ISSO, as well as most UNI offices begin on Monday, May 9 and continue through Friday, August 12.
Are you an international student planning to graduate in Spring 2016? You are invited to the Spring 2016 Graduatin and Farewell Reception. This event will be held in the Commons Slife Ballroom on Friday, May 6 at 5:00 pm. Come for an evening filled with fun and free food. Event Details: Dinner provided, family and friends are invited, and dress is semi-formal (traditional clothing encouraged). Please RSVP: email@example.com
The annual Spring Diversity Showcase will be held on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm
If you have not yet filed your 2015 income tax return, there is still time to do so by April 15. Unfortunately, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site here on campus is finished for the season. Preparing your own 1040NR income tax can be confusing and challenging, so we recommend seeking qualified off-campus assistance for
UNI is sponsoring a Women's Only Night at the WRC on Saturday, April 2 from 6-9 pm. This
UNI is sponsoring a Women's Only Night at the WRC on Saturday, April 2 from 6-9 pm. This
We hope you are having a great Spring Break! The ISSO office is open this week. The hours are 8 am-5 pm Monday through Thursday and 8 am-3 pm on Friday.
Would you like a chance to win a prize from the International Students and Scholars Office? It's easy! Submit your landscape photo from
The Spring Job and Internship Fair will be from 11 am to 3 pm, Wednesday, February 17, in the McLeod Center. The fair is open to all students and majors. Attendees can network with more than 120 employers and organizations to learn more about job and internship opportunities.
Beyond the Veil
Join ISSO and CIEP for a day of winter fun at Sundown Mountain on Saturday, February 13, 2016! Complete the sign-up form and come to ISSO, 113 Maucker Union, by 5 pm on Monday, February 1, 2016 to pay for the trip. Price is $63 for transportation to and from Sundown, lift ticket, lesson, and ski or snowboard rental.
Welcome new and returning students! We want to remind you that international students in F-1 and J-1 status are required to maintain a full-time enrollment during the school year. Full-time enrollment for undergraduates is 12 credit hours and for graduate students is 9 credit hours. If you cannot or will not meet this requirement, you must request a reduced load from ISSO. Contact us if you have any questions.
The International Students and Scholars Office will be open regular hours through Wednesday, December 23. We will reopen on Monday, January 4 for regular business hours from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. If you require emergency assistance while the office is closed, please call UNI Public Safety at 319-273-2712. They will know how to contact ISSO staff as necessary.
There will be no classes November 23-27 due to the Thanksgiving Break. The International Students and Scholars Office will be open on Monday and Tuesday, November 23 and 24 for limited hours. ISSO will be closed on the 25th, 26th and 27th. If you require emergency assistance during this time, please call UNI
Join us for a fun day at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on November 14!
On Friday, October 2, ISSO and the CME will be hosting an Ethnic Food Celebration from 7-9 pm in the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union. Stop by to sample some FREE traditional food from Brazil. For this year's Ethnic Food Celebrations ISSO is partnering with the Center for Multicultural Education as part of the CME's First Friday event series.
Join us for a fun day at Adventureland Amusement Park! Check out what this theme park less than two hours away has to offer and pay only $20 to get there and to get in (Bus Transportation and Group Admission included).
It's time to celebrate! Join other new and returning international students to celebrate the start of a great semester on Sunday, August 23 from 5:30-8:00 pm in the Commons Slife Ballroom. UNI administrators will be there to welcome everyone. There will be food, drinks, and plenty of time to meet new people. Students are encouraged to wear their traditional clothing.
International Student Orientation (ISO) begins on Monday, August 17 at 7 am in the Piazza in the Redeker Center. This mandatory 3.5 day orientation is designed to help new international students get started as a new UNI student. Our goals are to help students adjust to academic and social life at UNI, comply with government regulations and maintain immigration status, learn about on- and off-campus resources and support services, learn how to navigate the physical environment of the campus, become more aware of local community and U.S.
Please welcome our new program assistant, Felix Weigel. Felix is a UNI graduate student in the student affairs department and is also an international student from Germany. Felix earned his BA in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University. At PSU, he worked with international students, faculty and staff, applying his knowledge as International Risk Coordinator as well as developing orientation programming as the International Student Orientation Coordinator.
IIE’s Nepal-ESF will provide emergency grants of up to $2,000 to Nepali students nominated by their U.S. host colleges and universities who are unable to continue or complete their degree program in the U.S. due to serious financial difficulties precipitated by the natural disaster in their home country. You can find more information here.
ISSO will collect items on behalf of the UNI Nepal students through
WRC Women's Only Night on April 18 from 6-9 pm. There will be free childcare, potluck, yoga, rock wall, swimming, zumba and an open gym.
The 3rd Annual Iowa International Education Conference
Date: April 20, 2015
Location: University of Northern Iowa, Maucker Union, Cedar Falls
This is the FINAL reminder to register! Registration will close Friday, April 10!
You can find the program attached!
To register for the Iowa International Education Conference:
The Office of International Programs would like to welcome Genevieve Beecher to the International Students and Scholars Office, where she has taken the position as the Associate Director. Come stop by the Center for Multicultural Education on Tuesday, April 7, anytime between 3 and 5 pm to meet her and welcome her to campus.
The Spring 2015 International Opportunities Fair will be on Wednesday, January 21 from 11 am to 4 pm 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 volunteers abroad!
It is never to early to start working on your resume. Writing Your Resume: Content and Format will be Thursday, January 22, from 3-4 pm in 09 Gilchrist Hall.
Ms. Sally Roos
Friday, November 21, 2014
State College Room - Maucker Union
Ms. Genevieve Beecher
Monday, December 1, 2014
State College Room - Maucker Union
Ms. Katie Tanner
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
This year's International Education Week will take place November 17-21. Events will include international food sampling, international faculty and student panels, Around the World in 120 Minutes and the International Cultural Fashion Show.
The University of Northern Iowa's Career Fair will take place from 11 am - 3 pm,
It is time to celebrate! Monday, August 25 at 4 pm in Maucker Union Central Ballroom B. Join with other new and returning international students to celebrate the start of a great semester. UNI administrators will be there to welcome everyone. There will be appetizers and drinks and plenty of time to meet new people. Students are encouraged to wear their traditional clothing.
The School of Film and TV of Universidad VERITAS invites all UNI students interested in acting between July 2-9, 2014 in a special student video project, to come on Wednesday June 18, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. at the UNI Office of International Programs at 113 Maucker Union. Students participating in the video must be enrolled in a July or Fall 2014 course at UNI to receive a $8.50 per hour scholarship award. Questions can be directed to Andres Morera firstname.lastname@example.org
The ISSO summer office hours are from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. The ISSO Student Advisor, Kristen Buldhaupt will be away for the summer beginning Friday, May 2. For assistance, please contact the ISSO office directly at 319-273-6421 or email@example.com or stop by our office at 113 Maucker Union.
You are invited to a reception on Thursday, May 1 at 3 pm in Seerley's Great Reading Room. Come celebrate with us as we recognize international students who will graduate in May and as we say farewell to the exchange students who will be leaving us at the end of the semester.
Presentation by Varvara Korkina, State Polar Academy, Russia at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 28 in 228 ITTC.
A panel presentation and discussion on Tuesday, March 25 at 3:30 pm in Seerley 115. Dr. Kenneth Basom, UNI Political Science Dept., Dr. Gregory Bruess, UNI HIstory Dept., and Dr. Konrad Sadkowsku, UNI History Dept.
Geography is hosting a scientist from the Institute of Geography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Friday, March 14 at 3 pm in ITTC 228. Dr. Natalia Krasnoshtanova is a part of the research team that works on UNI-Russia project under the Artic Social and Environmental Systems Research (ARCSES) Lab.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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