ISP News & Notes

Happy New Semester Edition - January 14, 2015

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Happy Spring Semester!

Welcome back to Oxford! Academics and campus activities take off at a rapid pace in the spring, so be ready! There are many highlights to look forward to in spring including basketball games, Alternative Spring Break, We Are Oxford and Spirit Weeks, opportunities to apply for next year's leadership positions, and maybe even a Snow Day or two. So gear up and get yourself ready to get involved!

Did you travel outside the US during winter recess?

If so, print a copy of your new I-94 arrival/departure document and upload it to ISSS Link within 21 days of re-entry to the US.

Each time you re-enter the US and get a new I-94 or obtain new travel documents such as a passport or visa, you must upload copies to ISSS Link. Contact ISP if you have questions about this.

Leadership Fair - Tuesday, January 20, 6-7 pm, Williams Auditorium

Hey Freshmen! Thinking about applying for a leadership position next year? Do you have questions about how to apply? Want to know more about all the options?

Come to the Leadership Fair and learn more about RA, PAL, iMentor, and other positions and the details about how to apply.

2015 iMentor Team Applications and Interest Meeting

Want to be a part of a diverse team of enthusiastic, hard-working, fun-loving student leaders committed welcoming and engaging new Oxford international students to the campus community? Then apply to be a part of the 2015 iMentor team!

Applications become available in the ISP office at noon on Wednesday, January 14th. Any freshman can apply. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 6th at noon.

Have questions? Want to learn more about being an iMentor? Attend the iMentor Interest Meeting on Monday, January 26th from 6:45-7:15 pm in the Dean's Dining Room. Or talk to an iMentor on Thursday, January 29th during Cookies in Candler from 3-4 pm.

Upcoming ISP Workshop - F-1 Students and U.S. Tax Responsibilities

F-1 students are required to comply with U.S. laws in order to maintain their visa status. That includes U.S. tax laws. All students are required to file at least one federal tax form each year they reside in the U.S. Students who worked on campus must file additional forms.

Attend the ISP workshop, "F-1 Students and U.S. Tax Responsibilities", on Monday, January 26th in Library Room 230 from 8:45 - 10 pm to learn what you need to do. Registration online is required.

Learn more about your tax responsibilities on the ISP website.

ISP Student Workship Position - Application deadline is January 21.

The ISP is now taking applications for the position of ISP Student Assistant. This is a workship position, and all students are eligible to apply. See the job description on the Student Employment website. Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter to the ISP office by January 21, 2015.

Stop by the ISP sometime

We'd love to see you. Christine and I welcome visits from our students. So stop by, say hello, take a candy, or have a seat and let's chat. See you soon!

Tip - Use the Speak Up! Icon on the website

Have you noticed the little image of a megaphone on the Oxford College website? That's Oxford's Speak Up button. Click on it to submit any question, comment, or concern you may have. Someone from the appropriate campus office will respond. Give it a try!