ISP News & Notes

August 31, 2015 - The Back to School Edition

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Welcome, Freshmen!

The International Student Programs office and 2015 iMentor team welcomed 81 students to Oxford at this year's International Student Orientation which took place August 15 - 20. The students represent 15 countries and bring an array of skills, talents, and experience to our community. Welcome to Oxford, y'all!

Welcome back, Sophomores!

A BIG welcome back to our 69 returning international students! We're glad you are back and wish you a fun and productive second year at Oxford.

And DON'T FORGET....upload copies of new visa, passport, port of entry stamp, and I-94 to ISSS Link no later than Sunday, September 13.

Upload your travel documents to ISSS Link

All new and returning F1 students should upload copies of their new passport, new visa, new I-94, recent port of entry stamp to ISSS Link no later than Sunday, September 13.

Six Flags Over Georgia - Saturday, September 26

Each year the ISP extends International Student Orientation into September with a trip to Six Flags Over Georgia. Both first-year and second-year international students are invited to participate. Sign up in the ISP office beginning Tuesday, September 1.

  • WHEN: Saturday, September 26
  • DEPARTURE: 11 am, Transportation Hub, CLIFF Shuttles
  • RETURN: Departure from Six Flags at 7 pm; Return to campus at 8 pm
  • COST: $10 cash only

Host Family Program - Last Day to Apply, August 31

The ISP sponsors a non-residential Host Family Program to bring new international students together with Oxford faculty, staff, and community members. Host families help new students adjust to the new culture and introduce them to the local community and life off campus.

For both students and hosts the program is voluntary, and student participants should have a genuine interest in learning about life in the US and developing personal relationships beyond the college campus. Degree of involvement is agreed upon between each paired student and host family.

  • APPLY - Deadline is August 31.
  • Host Family Reception, September 8, 5:30-6:30 - Participants are asked to attend.

ISAB Application Now Open

The International Student Advisory Board provides feedback and recommendations to the ISP office and other campus departments for the improvement of services and programs for the international student community. Past board topics have included pre-arrival information, ISP web pages, dining services, and campus engagement.

This fall semester the ISAB will meet one Monday each month from 6-7 PM: September 14, October 5, November 16, and December 7. Members should attend each meeting.

Applications for 10 positions are being accepted now through September 7. Apply online.

Email with any questions about ISAB.

ISP Facebook Page - You should like it!

Did you know the ISP has a Facebook page? It's true. We post announcements about upcoming events, reminders about important deadlines, tips and information about F1 status, and photos from our events.

Don't miss a thing, and "like us" today!