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November 2007

ATTENTION AROUND THE WORLD IS THE ON GLOBAL PROFICIENCY PROGRAM

When Adrienne Nussbaum, the Director of OISS, created the Global Proficiency Program in fall of 1999, she never imagined the international impact her unique model would make.The GP Program has graduated BC students for 8 years now...More

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

This event will be occurring nation-wide from November 12-16. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the U.S.and other countries. Our office is co-hosting a variety of unique panels, film screening, discussion groups, information tables, and open houses. View Schedule

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANTS BRING FUN AND COMMUNITY

This year’s International Assistants completed an intensive training in August, and welcomed in the international students for Boston College’s 2007-2008 School Year. Friendships were created among IA’s and international students at the OISS Orientation...More

GET TO KNOW THE OISS EMPLOYEES

We are sure by now that Adrienne, Susan and Ama have become very familiar names and faces, but we would like to take a moment to introduce you to fellow students who are also part of the working team of OISS. The student employees and graduate students of OISS are friendly and helpful young men and women who are trained to assist you in your needs as internatiional students. Continue
• Jennifer Close
• Jason Ng
• Nadia Abboussir
• Jason Cavallar
• Caitlin Ferrarini
• Chelsey McRorie

Upcoming Events

Tue. November 13- Fri. November 16
International Education Week

Thurs. November 15:
IA Program “Thanksgiving Dinner” *RSVP Required*

Wed. November 21 through Sun.
November 26: Thanksgiving Break

Sun. November 25:
GISA Dinner and Movie Night

Mon. November 26:
Last day to withdraw from a course

Sun. December 2:
IA Program “Holiday Social”

Tues. December 11 & Wed. December 12: Undergraduate Study Days (No Classes)

Thurs. December 13 through Thurs. December 20: Final Exams

RESOURCES

o The Connor’s Family Learning Center

o The Office of International Students and Scholars

o University Counseling Services

o Boston College Libraries

o Campus Ministry

o Student Life Calendar

o Office of International Programs

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: US HIGHER EDUCATION AND YOU

Philip G. Altbach is the director of the Center for International Higher Education took part of a webchat for the U.S. Department of State intended to help students, parents, and teachers in Uzbekistan and across Central Asia to learn more about the U.S. higher education system -how degree programs are structured, what university courses are like, how U.S. and international students pay for their studies, what extracurricular activities are available, and many other aspects of university education in the United States. View the webchat transcript.

REMINDERS
Walk-in Hours begins Monday, November 26th. During the designated time slots, you will be able to get your immigration form signed immediately if you have all the required documents and forms completed. We hope that these hours will facilitate travel procedures for our international students and get answers to important questions.

The Graduate International Student Association (GISA) is a student association run for and by the Boston College international student community. If you are interested in becoming involved in this student-run organization and planning activities along with other graduate international students, please email Farooq Pasha, the GISA president for 2007-2008.

Graduate Student Discussion every Friday OISS with The Connors Family Learning Center and the Office of Graduate Student Life have weekly discussion series for graduate international students. Topics include culture shock, American Fashion, meeting new people. 1pm-2pm in Connors Family Learning Center Conference room. RSVP your attendance.

Student Clubs and Organizations: Looking to get involved with some of the BC clubs and organizations focused on cultural and ethnic groups and events? Find out how to contact and connect with them!

International Assistants plan some large group events for the first year and exchange students during the fall semester. Please talk with your IA to get the details about the upcoming Thanksgiving Celebration and Holiday Party!




 

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