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ISSS-BU NEWS FOR MONDAY, 02 JUNE 2014


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CONTENTS:
1. ISSS is Relocating
2. Have You Changed Your Address?
3. Tell ISSS About Your Summer Vacation!
4. Are you staying in Binghamton this summer?
5. Summer at the Rec Center
6. Binghamton Live on the Waterfront June 6
7. Important Information for Those Who Will Graduate in Summer 2014
8. DISCO Career Fairs for Japanese-English Bilinguals
9. Leadership Volunteers Needed - Fall 2014 International Student Orientation
10. Attention Graduates: Become an International Ambassador for Binghamton University

 1. ISSS is Relocating

The office of International Student and Scholar Services is relocating to their new office in LSG500 (Library South, Ground Floor, Room 500). ISSS staff is unavailable today, Monday, June 2. Walk-in advising hours will be canceled for today, Monday, June 2. ISSS hopes to restart all services on Tuesday, June 3 in LSG500. If you have any questions please call the office at 607-777-2510 or e-mail ISSS at isss@binghamton.edu. We may not be able to answer your e-mail immediately but your message is important to us. We will respond as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience!

 2. Have You Changed Your Address?

Have you moved recently? Do you have a new address? International Students in F and J status are reminded that reporting your change of address to the ISSS is a requirement under federal SEVIS regulations. To notify ISSS of a change in address, please change your address in BU Brain. A notification will automatically be sent to ISSS.

 3. Tell ISSS About Your Summer Vacation!

Are you doing something fun, different, adventurous, or educational this summer? If so, ISSS wants to know about it! Send your 2014 Summer stories and/or photos to ltorrice@binghamton.edu. After review, select stories may be published and/or highlighted. Everyone that submits a story will be entered into a raffle to receive a gift card!

Questions? Contact Linda Torricelli, ISSS Programming Coordinator, at ltorrice@binghamton.edu.

 4. Are you staying in Binghamton this summer?

Are you staying in Binghamton this summer? Check out the ESL Program at Binghamton University Facebook page for weekly ways to get involved!

5. Summer at the Rec Center

Campus Recreation's summer schedule, Play Time, is now posted online. In it you can find summer hours, the group fitness calendar, facility closing dates and information about the new disc golf app.

6. Binghamton Live on the Waterfront June 6

Binghamton Live on the Waterfront is a concert series and mini arts festival taking place this summer on the River Trail at the Peacemaker's Stage on the MLK Promenade next to the Court Street Bridge. The series of events will feature local bands, artists, performers and food vendors. Click here for more information.

7. Important Information for Those Who Will Graduate in Summer 2014

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services reminds students that if you will graduate in Summer 2014, you must do two things:

- You must be registered for the Summer
- You must file a "Graduate Application for Degree" if you are a graduate student, or an "Application for Degree" if you are an undergraduate student. Both of these forms may be completed on line at BU Brain once you are signed in, press the "Student Tab" and scroll down until you see the forms.

Failure to take care of both steps may have negative consequences for your immigration status if you are an F-1 or J-1 student and have a SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 with a summer completion date.

8. DISCO Career Fairs for Japanese-English Bilinguals

DISCO International, is the organizer of the largest job fair for Japanese-English bilinguals. With opportunities to meet companies face-to-face, we encourage Japanese-English bilingual students to take advantage of these events. Travel scholarships are available for students and there is no fee to register or attend.

CAREER FORUM for Positions in the U.S.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Metropolitan Pavillion, New York
http://www.careerforum.net/event/pny/?ref=201422&lang=E

Tokyo Summer Career Forum 2014
June 28 & 29, 2014
Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo, Japan)
http://www.careerforum.net/event/tks/?ref=201422&lang=E

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at cfn@careerforum.net.

9. Leadership Volunteers Needed - Fall 2014 International Student Orientation

Are you interested in helping new international students during Orientation and adding Leadership and U.S. Culture Training experience to your resume? Then, sign up to be a Leadership Volunteer!

Leadership Volunteers are a select group of Binghamton University students, who join ISSS staff to welcome new international students during Fall International Student Orientation. Leadership Volunteer recruitment is now underway.

Leadership Volunteers engage in a 3-day training program to help prepare them for their role during Orientation. The training program is organized by the 5 goals of the Orientation program:

• Help New Students Feel Comfortable in a New Environment (Networking)
• Meet Students' Needs
• Share Important Information
• Learn about U.S. Culture
• Build Trust and Make New Friends

The Training Program includes activities that give all Leadership Volunteers the opportunity to:

• Become a Team
• Prepare Presentations for Small Group Activities
• Understand the Needs of New International Students

During Orientation, Leadership Volunteers greet new international students at check-in, welcome them during the introductory meeting, lead small group discussions, accompany them to all meals, provide reassurance and essential information, and most importantly contribute to a warm and sincere presence during the new international student's first few days on campus. Many new students tell the ISSS how important the Leadership Volunteers were to their initial experience at Binghamton University. Many Leadership Volunteers tell the ISSS how valuable the training was to their own professional and personal development.

Leadership Volunteer Training will take place Monday, August 18th – Wednesday, August 20th, 2014. International Student Graduate Orientation starts Thursday, August 21st – Friday, August 22nd, 2014. International Student Undergraduate Orientation begins Monday, August 25th – Wednesday, August 27th, 2014.

If you are interested in becoming a Leadership Volunteer, please click here to complete the interest form.

Questions? Contact Associate Director, Karen Keefe-Guzikowski at kkeefe@binghamton.edu.

10. Attention Graduates: Become an International Ambassador for Binghamton University

Did you know that Binghamton University has graduates in more than 100 countries across the globe? We're particularly proud of international alumni like you because you help to increase the reach and prestige of our great University. Your relationship with the University is meant to last for a lifetime, and we encourage you to be engaged with us from wherever you'll call home. Please complete the form to provide your contact information and express your interest in being an International Ambassador for Binghamton. Please return the form to Courtney Huff, Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni engagement at chuff@binghamton.edu.

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