Oct 24, 2023

ISSS Announcements

International Coffee Hour

Thur, Oct 26, 2:30-3:30pm

St. Mary's Hall Language House


International Coffee Hour is a great way to connect with other students/scholars (both domestic and international) and meet UMD staff and faculty while enjoying coffee, tea, and snacks! International Coffee Hour takes place Thursdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm at various locations around our beautiful campus.

The next coffee hour this term will be Thursday, October 26th at the McKeldin Mall Steps (in front of the Testudo statue). Celebrate Halloween with ISSS with pumpkin decorating, candy, and more! 

Planning on taking an internship/co-op this Fall term?

Are you an international student looking to intern/co-op between now and the end of Fall? The final day to request AND begin Fall 2023 Curricular Practical Training is November 1, 2023. If you are planning to participate in an internship or co-op that occurs this term, please be sure to get your request in prior to 11/01. 

International Student Career Series

Fri, Nov 10th, 12pm


The international student career series is a group of workshops/programs facilitated and curated by professional staff that focus on specific career needs of international students. Learn more and register for events and workshops here

Our next installment is a workshop on Graduate International Student Resume Writing on Wednesday, November 10th. This workshop reviews the fundamental information that should be included, proper formatting, how to make yourself stand out, and common mistakes students make.

Words Without Borders

Tue, Nov 14th, 5-6pm


Around Campus

Winter 2024 Global Classrooms Courses and Scholarship

Take one of our Winter 2024 Global Classrooms courses to stay globally engaged this winter! The International Education Scholarship is a need-based scholarship available for students registered for one of these courses. Learn more and apply!

Applications Open for U21 Sustainable Micro-internships

Free, online, international internship opportunities for sustainability-minded students around the world. Work with your fellow students from across the globe, sharing knowledge and expertise while immersing yourself in a commercial organization. Learn more and apply!

Climate Study: International Student Focus Group

Mon, Oct 30, 6 - 7:30 pm

The University of Maryland is launching a project to enhance campus belonging. We've partnered with Rankin Climate for this, alongside a UMD staff, student, faculty, and administrator working group.

As part of this initiative, Rankin Climate's team will visit campus on Monday, October 30, to chat with faculty, staff, and students in small groups. These conversations will help us develop inclusive policies and programs where needed and strengthen existing successful ones.

We hope you can join us for a group discussion focused on the experiences of international students on Monday, October 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Room, 2nd floor Stamp Student Union. If you require interpretation or disability accommodations, please email csteward@umd.edu.

Rest assured, your participation will remain confidential. Only your small group members and Rankin Climate staff will be present. Findings will be presented anonymously in a written report available exclusively to the Climate Survey Working Group.

International PhD Career Readiness Series

Nov 2nd, 9th, and 16th

The International PhD Career Readiness Series is intentionally designed to focus on providing strategies of career preparation for international PhD candidates and Postdocs in the United States, including best practices on navigating PhD career landscape and U.S. workplace culture, job search process, and how to prepare for the immigration portfolio. With 3 interactive sessions, we hope to tackle topics commonly faced by PhD candidates and Postdocs with an international background.

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

View the calendar of events at stamp.umd.edu/lgbtqhm

The Counseling Center Wellness Series

Feeling stressed? Struggling with focus? Want to learn how to improve your mental health? Check out the Counseling Center’s Wellness Series! We have 16 different topics related to coping skills, relationships, academics, and more. No appointment necessary. Find details and Zoom links at counseling.umd.edu/wellness.

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