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If you are a new student, you will receive an email from Dr. Corinna Noelke from Middlebury College with the subject: MIIS Immigration Data Request.

taxThis email will direct you to Foreign National Information System (FNIS) website. You will be given login/password information and instructions on completing the information.  This is not a U.S. government website; FNIS is the database system that MIIS/Middlebury uses for managing its tax compliance issues for international students and scholars.  You are being asked to provide this information in order to establish a tax status in the United STates.  Even if you don’t plan to work in the U.S., you are still required to complete this.

If you have any questions about this, please contact Dr. Corinna Noelke noelke@middlebury.edu or visas@miis.edu

Graduation!!

Graduation!!

If you are graduating in December, NOW is the time to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT).  OPT is a 12-month work authorization for students in F-1 Status.  To apply for OPT you must submit an application to USCIS and the processing time can take up to three months.  The Office of International Services suggests that you begin your application process very soon in order to choose the best start date for your employment.  For more information, please look at the following resources:

Optional Practical Training Instruction Video

Optional Practical Training Information

Optional Practical Training Request form

If you have any questions, please email: visas@miis.edu

If  you are a new international student and will be working on campus, you will need to apply for a social security number.  In order to apply for a social security number, you will first need to pick up an SSN Application packet from Human Resources or the Office of International Services.

As a part of the approval process, the Social Security Administration will need to verify your current non-immigrant F-1 or J-1 status.  It is recommended that you wait at least 2 weeks after your arrival in the U.S. to apply for the card.

For more information, the Social Security Administration has an international student page on its website.  For questions directly to OIS, please email: visas@miis.edu

If you were not able to make the International Student Orientation, you can view the International Student Orientation.  The viewing time is about 24 minutes and you will be provided with information on the Office of International Services, basic immigration information, student regulations and work authorization. watch?v=64AruAjm93Y

General new student orientation begin on Monday, August 24, 2009.  On TUESDAY, AUGUST 24TH FROM 1:30 TO 2:30 there will be a meeting for international students in the Irvine Auditorium.  Information to be covered includes:

  • Introduction to the Office of International Services
  • Immigration essentials for international students
  • Types of work authorization
  • Travel information
  • Social Security and DMV information

Please be sure to arrive on time as the meeting will begin on time.

One of the truly unique aspects of a graduate education at MIIS is the exposure to students from all over the world.  International students make up 40% of the incoming Fall 2009 students and come from approximately 40 countries. 

AFGHANISTAN, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AZERBAIJAN, BELARUS, BELIZE, BRAZIL, BURKINA FASO, CANADA, CHINA (PRC), DENMARK, EL SALVADOR, FRANCE, GERMANY, GUATEMALA, ICELAND, INDIA, ISRAEL, ITALY, IVORY COAST, JAPAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KOSOVO, MAURITANIA, NEPAL, NORWAY, OMAN, PAKISTAN, PARAGUAY, PUERTO RICO, RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SUDAN, TAIWAN, TAJIKISTAN, TOGO, TURKEY, YEMEN

 

WELCOME TO ALL THE NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS!

 

 

FirstClass Email Service Going Offline September 15th, 2009

Message traffic to and from FirstClass will permanently cease on Sept 15.

After that time, all @miis.edu traffic will route directly to our Microsoft
Exchange email service. All current students and active employees have
Exchange accounts on this new service. If you see this message you are logged
into the FirstClass server. If you haven’t switched to the new service,

YOU SHOULD MAKE THE CONVERSION, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Instructions to make the conversion are located at
https://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/MIIS/Microsoft_Exchange_Email_at_MIIS

You must have your Banner ID# to activate your new Exchange account.
Banner is our new campus database system; ID#’s typically begin with two
leading zeros (00123456). This is the same number that employees and work-
study students use to access their time sheets and other information provided
on Bannerweb. Students can get their ID# from the Records Office, 831-647-4121; employees can get their Banner ID# from HR, 831-647-3520.

The Monterey Institute Help Desk, 831-647-6656, is available to answer any
questions regarding this conversion.

Help Desk
Information Technology Services

The last MIIS soccer game of the season is this weekend!

Time: 4pm this Sunday the 10th
Place: MPC
Opponent: NPS
What: for 5th place in the league

If you have any questions, please contact Rafael Burgos via First Class

MIIS Graduation Party


MIIS Graduation Party
Date
: May 14th
Time: 8pm-2pm
Location: Indian Summer
Description: Finals, semesters and MIIS are over for many. Let it all go with
a bang, MIIS graduation party will heal all.
Who to contact: Rafael Burgos, AddiRose Matthews, Kellen Tardaewether via First Class

Dear Members of the MIIS Community:

We are now just three weeks from one of the most exciting times of the year –
commencement.  This event represents the culmination of years of work and
study for hundreds of our students, and is a chance for family members and
guests to celebrate with us this momentous time in our students’ lives.

This year’s spring commencement will include all of the customary celebrations
– the garden party reception on Friday, May 15, the commencement ceremony
itself on Saturday, May 16, and the commencement reception afterwards.  In
addition, the commencement ceremony will include my formal inauguration as
president of the Institute.

The decision to join the two events offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase
the amazing work our students and faculty are doing both locally and around
the globe for a wide audience encompassing the campus community, our
Board of Trustees, and our friends and supporters.  The day before
commencement, on May 15 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, we will convene an
inaugural symposium titled “Being The Solution: Building Leadership From
Monterey To Mumbai,” which will feature sessions and stations spotlighting a
variety of student and faculty projects, accomplishments, and disciplines.  In
that way, the symposium will provide rich context for family members and
guests in particular to understand the scope and significance of our graduating
students’ achievements.  All MIIS community members – students, family
members and guests, alumni, faculty and staff — are invited to attend the
symposium.

The schedule of events for May 15-16 is as follows:

Friday, May 15

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm   Inauguration Symposium
Irvine Auditorium
(Agenda: commencement-inauguration-symposium-agenda)

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm   Graduation Garden Party
Holland Center Courtyard
Saturday, May 16

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm   Commencement and Inauguration
Colton Hall Lawn

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Commencement Reception
Samson Student Center

I look forward to sharing with you two days of celebration of the Institute, our
important mission, and the students who are our reason for being here.

Best regards,
Sunder

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