Presentation on theme: "Welcome Lehigh!. What does ISS mean to you ? A good place to go when you need someone to listen Good Advice Not just visas Campus life FRIENDS Programs,"— Presentation transcript:
A good place to go when you need someone to listen Good Advice Not just visas Campus life FRIENDS Programs, events and trips that help you meet others COMMUNITY Helpful and friendly A home away from home FAMILY CONNECTIONS
Who are the people that make up the ISS? GET TO KNOW US…WE’RE HERE TO HELP!
The Graduate Assistants work with ISS to provide a variety of programs for Lehigh students throughout the year. Thomas Janis 2010-2012 College of Education Aftan Baldwin 2012-2013 College of Education Graduate Assistants
We take all kinds of questions! Will I have problems returning to the U.S. if I visit Cuba? If I sell my blood is the money taxable? Is that against U.S. immigration laws? How do I get married? I was speeding for safety reasons. Can I fight the ticket in court? My spouse seems to be very unhappy here. What can he (or she) do while I’m studying? Can I return from Canada on an expired visa? I am having a lot of trouble keeping up with the reading. Can you recommend a private English tutor? Can you recommend a good hairdresser? Lawyer? Pediatrician? Dentist? Car insurance agent? Real estate agent?
How do I get the answers I need from the ISS? ISS ADVISING RESOURCES www.lehigh.edu/oiss International Students and Scholars Guidebook Email advising for general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org Walk-in advising Remember! Make an appointment if you know your question will take a long time or if you need to see a particular adviser.
What about settling into life in the U.S.? A few survival tips! Ask questions. Be proactive in making friends and learning about your new school, city, country, and culture. Try new things. Balance work and play; old and new. Eat, sleep, and exercise regularly and well. Loosen your expectations during the adjustment period. Try not to jump to conclusions; reserve judgment. Know about and anticipate culture shock.
A good start is up for GRABS! G et connected to the ISS-L R ead, before you delete, emails from the ISS. A sk, when in doubt! We welcome all questions, that’s what we are here for! B e proactive in getting involved and enjoying Lehigh and Bethlehem. S tay in legal status and abide U.S. immigration regulations.