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  1. International StudentOrientationWe are glad you’re here! August 2014 Sangamon Auditorium

  2. Contact us International Student Services & Programming HRB 52 (217) 206-6678 iss@uis.edu www.uis.edu/internationalstudentservices/ Sarah Jome, Director Tracy Rakes, Office Administrator Erika Suzuki, Program Coordinator Jeannie Capranica, Program Manager Student Workers – Zehra, Long, and Kat

  3. Culture & Culture Shock

  4. How can I get help or learn more? • Talk to someone • Advisor, faculty, roommate, counseling center…… • Call home • Get up/out – join something • Read email newsletters • Read website and send us 1 email • Eat well and exercise • What else????

  5. Getting Used to American Culture • Education System • Weather • Time & Appointments • Dress • Greetings • Informality • Individuality • Personal Space • Medical Care/Insurance • Dating • Smoking • Pets • Smells • Helping • Alcohol • Getting around • Shopping • Tipping • Food • Homework & tests

  6. Getting Started • International Student Services Check-In • Get Orientation Schedule • Complete Check-in Form • Copy documents • Undergraduate Placement Tests • Math and English Proficiency • Course Registration – meet Academic Advisor and follow their advice • Immunizations, meet new friends

  7. Where to get information and help…… • Health Services • Counseling Center • Student Health Insurance – Human Resources • Campus Police • Brookens Library • Card Services • Residence Life • Food Services • USFSCO • CTL • ESL • Career Development Center • Diversity Center • Host Families • ………

  8. Programming • International Student Services programs • International House (in Bluebell Court) • For juniors, seniors and graduate students • Student Life (uis.edu/studentlife) • Student Organizations • Campus Recreation (uis.edu/campusrec) • Your Resident Assistant, Housing, Department, Library… Get Involved!

  9. Contact us International Student Services & Programming HRB 52 (217) 206-6678 iss@uis.edu www.uis.edu/internationalstudentservices/ Sarah Jome, Director Tracy Rakes, Office Administrator Erika Suzuki, Program Coordinator Jeannie Capranica, Program Manager Student Workers – Zehra, Long and Kat