ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Spring 2021 Enrollment & Winter Travel Guidance

    Dear Student, We are writing with a few updates as  winter break and  spring semester approach.  This message is long, but it is full of important information and answers the most frequent questions we receive. …

  • Virtual Drop-in Advising schedule change for October 26-30

    For one week only virtual drop-in advising will not be available on Wednesday. Students who want to participate in virtual drop-in advising during the week of October 26 – 30th are encouraged to participate in …

  • ISS Update: Terra Dotta forms

    Dear Students, We appreciate your commitment to communicating with us through Terra Dotta! We receive hundreds of information request each week and International Student Advisors and student Peer Advisors are working to respond to all …

  • Changes to Duration of Status and OPT Fee Increase

    Dear Students, We’re writing with updates on the Proposed Rule to eliminate Duration of Status and the changes to the OPT fee. (Updated October 2, 2020 at 9:58 AM) Proposed Rule to Eliminate Duration of …

  • Sending Messages to ISS

    Dear Students, ISS moved to a caseload model for advising international students. All international students must send information requests to their assigned advisors through Terra Dotta to better manage messages and to ensure a timely …

  • Campus Partner Town Hall for the ISS Caseload Model

    On July 31, 2020, we introduced our new advising caseload to campus partners in a town hall. In this session, we discussed what students can expect from advisors, how students should communicate with ISS moving …

  • ISS has a new Caseload Model

    Dear Students,   International Student Services (ISS) is adopting a caseload model! This means that we’re changing the way we advise to better serve you and help our campus partners understand the nuances of your F-1 …

  • Fall 2020 International Student Engagement Initiatives

    Dear Students, 2020 has taken us down an interesting path. We have been forced to adapt and change our practices to find ways to support our international students best. Unfortunately, this means that we must …

  • ICE/SEVP Rescind Fall 2020 Enrollment Message

    Updated: July 24, 2020 at 4:32 PM Dear F-1 Students: The ICE/SEVP broadcast message and FAQ documents released on July 6-7 were rescinded by the U.S. government on July 14th. Chancellor Blank released a statement that afternoon.  We received a …

  • Fall 2020 SEVP Update

    Update on July 14: The following guidance has been rescinded by the federal government.  Dear F-1 UW-Madison Students, On July 6, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released updated guidance for F-1 student …

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