End of Semester Reminders
Dec. 20, 2011
1 – UPCOMING ISSO EVENTS
My Favorite Places: 2012 Photo Contest
Calling all international photographers! We invite you to participate in our "My Favorite Places" Photo Contest. This year we will be accepting two entries per person with photos representing "Your Favorite Place(s)."
What do you think of when you think of your favorite place? Home? A place you visited only once? Or perhaps it is not even an actual physical location at all? The possibilities are endless!
Who can participate? Students, scholars, faculty and staff are all welcome to submit entries.
When: Come and cast your vote from 9-5 on February 2, 2012. We will have hot cocoa and cookies from 3:30-5pm.
Where: ISSO Office, Kutz Hall, Room 215
Email entries to email@example.com. Deadline for submission: Thursday, January 26, 2012 by 5pm
Name each digital file: Last name_Location_Title (e.g. Smith_Japan_FriendsHouseinTokyo)
Submit clear digital photos (not blurry)
No hard copies will be accepted-digital only
Limit of 2 photos per person
By submitting a photo to this contest, you are allow the ISSO to publish on your photo on the ISSO website and in any materials affiliated with the contest.
To get a better idea of previous years' photo contest submissions, please check out last year's online at http://www.brandeis.edu/acserv/isso/contests/index.html or stop by our office to check out the photos!
By submitting a photo, you understand that your photo will become ISSO property.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places based upon votes placed by the Brandeis University community on February 2!
2 - REMINDERS: HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR ISSO ONLINE CHECK-IN FOR THE SPRING 2012 SEMESTER
Holiday Office Hours
The ISSO will be open during winter break except for the following dates:
Monday 12/26/2011-Monday 1/2/2012, closed for Winter Break
Friday 1/6/2012, closed from 12-2pm for Departmental Retreat
Reminder: If you will be traveling over Winter Break, make sure you have a valid travel signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 that will be less than 6 months old when you return to the U.S. It takes one business day for the ISSO to provide a travel signature. Since we will be closed after this Friday 12/23, please come in by Thursday 12/22 at the latest. For more information, see the Travel section on the ISSO website: http://www.brandeis.edu/acserv/isso/travel/index.html
Have a great break and good luck on finals!
How to Prepare for ISSO Online Check-In for the Spring 2012 semester
Remember to plan ahead for Spring 2012 ISSO Online Check-In. For more information, see below:
3-ISSO OPEN MIC
December Submissions Due by December 31st!
December Topic: What are the biggest differences/similarities between your home country and the U.S.?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org by end of the month with your submissions.
Feel free to include a photo!
In your email, indicate if you would like your submission to be anonymous or not!
Past submissions: http://www.brandeis.edu/acserv/isso/openmic/index.html