ISS staff hosted a monthly virtual series from November 2020 to June 2021 for campus partners around important topics about the international student experience and immigration updates.
Lunch & Learn Recordings
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ISS Panel: Question & Answer session (June 15, 2021)
International Travel Guidance + National Interest Exception (NIE) (May 18, 2021)
On May 18, 2021 ISS Director, Samantha McCabe and International Safety and Security Director, Ron Machoian discuss the current information and challenges related to international student travel for the Summer and Fall 2021 terms including the travel bans from certain countries and the National Interest Exceptions for students from those countries. Guidance is subject to change.
Resources shared during the presentation:
- COVID Response– campus testing, vaccines
- ISS COVID FAQs– immigration and travel updates
- Just ISSued– ISS Newsletter & New Student Newsletters
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control Global Travel Advisories
- US Department of State Travel Advisories and Country Information
- The U.S. Embassy website for your destination country – easily found on the Department of State country information page
- UW-Madison International Safety and Security website
Fall 2021 Enrollment & Travel Guidance (April 26, 2021)
Samantha McCabe reviews enrollment and international travel guidance for new (incoming) and continuing international students. Guidance is subject to change.
Immigration Document Start & End Dates (March 16, 2021)
Samantha McCabe reviews Program Start and End Dates and the impact these dates play in an international student’s timeline of arriving to campus.
Employment Options for International Students (February 16, 2021)
Samantha McCabe, Dilyn Riesterer, and Kathleen Finnegan review the basics of international student employment options. A brief review of taxes, social security numbers, and ways for campus partners to support international student employment is also included.
New International Student Experience (January 19, 2021)
Morgan Keller and Samantha McCabe discuss the new student experience and the steps of completing International Student Orientation and Check-in through Terra Dotta. Watch the recording here or on the International Student Services channel in Kaltura
How to submit TerraDotta Verifications (December 15, 2020)
Watch the recording here or on the International Student Services channel in Kaltura
Spring 2021 Enrollment & Travel Guidance (November 17, 2020)
The live session was not recorded due to technical difficulties. The recording of our student session presented similar information.
ISS Advisor Caseload Townhall (July 31, 2020)
A recording of the session is available on YouTube.