• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogot√°, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

Anatomy of the OIP Weekly Newsletter

Every Sunday, I look forward to one of the most important resources for International Students – the OIP Newsletter! The Office of International Programs strives to make it as easy as possible for international students to thrive at CSS and beyond. Each week, it shares several things in the newsletter including:

  1. Drop-In Hours: Where students can schedule appointments and check-in meetings with Alison, OIP Director. There are also hours where students can stop by anytime and be assisted by one of the Office Assistants!
  2. General Announcements: These include events and activities going on on campus and in the local area. For instance, I just learned that the UMD International Club has an upcoming event geared at celebrating the club’s history and contributions on campus!
  3. Immigration Updates and Reminders: One of the most crucial parts of the Newsletter!
  4. Shopping Trips: Most international students do not have cars and since it can be expensive or inconvenient for them to rent cars to go to the grocery stars, the OIP organizes weekly trips to the mall and grocery store to give students running low on groceries or needing to go those places an opportunity to do so!
  5. Calendar: Upcoming events at CSS.
  6. Workshops & Events for Scholarship Requirements: The Global Benedictine Scholarship recipients are required to attend at least two events each academic year and this section highlights some events that students can go to!
  7. Job, Internship, and Summer Research Resources: This is a new addition to the newsletter and includes professional opportunities such as research, internships, etc.
  8. Last but not least, there is the Frequently Asked Questions/Information section!

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