Sept 19, 2023

ISSS Announcements

Enrollment Reminders

  • Each fall and spring semester F1 and J1 students are required to register for and complete a full course of in-person study.  Only one online course can be counted toward that full time enrollment. Extended travel outside the United States during the fall and spring semester for non-academic reasons is not recommended. More information on travel abroad and re-entry can be found here
  • Graduate students who need to be outside the US during the semester for research purposes should contact an ISSS advisor. Students must receive a letter from your advisor outlining the need for research done outside the US. ISSS will then indicate on your SEVIS record that you have been approved to remain on F1 status while outside the US during the semester. 

International Coffee Hour

Thur, Sept 21st 2:30-3:30pm

McKeldin Mall Steps


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 of the term will be Thursday, September 21st at the McKeldin Mall Steps (in front of the Testudo Statue). Click here to register for this and future coffee hours.

English Conversation Partners

English Conversation Partners brings together our UMD community from all over the world to engage in interesting discussions with each other. During the semester, participants (students, spouses, faculty, staff) meet in groups with a fluent English speaking facilitator. These groups provide an opportunity to learn from one another, make friends, and of course become more comfortable and confident in English. Some topics include: US Culture, Food, Travel, Politics, and much more... really whatever you like to talk about! Talk to you soon!

International Student Career Series

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 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop, is Monday, Sept 25 at 3pm ET. 

Around Campus

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is a great time to start improving your mental health! Join the Mental Health Coalition Oct. 2-6 in a full week of FREE programming to celebrate self-care, get active and creative, and STAMP out stigma. Visit for details.

Download the UMD App!

Experience campus life in a whole new way! The UMD App puts essential campus services at your fingertips. Click here to learn more and download.

Virtual Peer Nutrition Coaching 

Learn how to fuel your academic success through a diet that honors both your health and your taste buds! Reserve an appointment with a Peer Nutrition Coach today. They can help you eat well even with a busy student lifestyle. The service is free to students. 

Free Professional Headshots

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

Women in Computing: Big 10 TECH CONNECT

Register on Handshake for this VIRTUAL Career Fair to network with employers for internships and full-time opportunities. 

Searching For Arabic Language Partners

The Arabic Flagship Program at the University of Maryland is seeking to hire Arabic Language Partners (from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, or Syria) with formal education in Arabic to assist with tutoring students of Arabic as a second language with their speaking skills in Arabic. 

To apply to be an hourly-paid language partner, please send your resume to:

Fall 2023 Gradulting Workshop Series

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