ISSO transitions to virtual advising

ISSO COVID-19 Update: Effective 5 p.m. March 19, 2020 the ISSO will only be able to see students remotely. Virtual advising will be offered to accommodate students. To sign up, please click below.

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Obtain a travel signature here

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Members of the Global Strategy Committee for Nebraska’s ACE Internationalization Laboratory met at the kickoff meeting on January 23, 2020.
Nebraska to write first internationalization strategy as part of ACE Laboratory

Nebraska expects to have its first-ever, university-wide global engagement strategy created in 2020 as part of the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory. 

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Freshman Grace Gawecki poses for her application photo at the UNL Passport Office. Gawecki was one of 88 UNL students who applied for a passport through the Husker Passport Giveaway.
Husker Passport Giveaway empowers students to ‘broaden their horizons’ and study abroad

Last September, the Education Abroad Office launched an exciting new initiative with the UNL Passport Office to cover up to 100 first-time passport applications from UNL students. As students await their finished passports in March, many look forward to studying abroad and experiencing new cultures.

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Visiting Guest Artist Éva Polgár
Visiting artist Éva Polgár to Perform Mar. 8

Artist Éva Polgár’s recital program on March 8 in Kimball Recital Hall featured music from her homeland, Hungary, as well as music by Claude Debussy, who has influenced Zoltán Kodály’s compositional language.

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Omaha Film Festival to spotlight film talent around the world

One of the largest film events in the Midwest, the 15th Annual Omaha Film Festival took place from March 3-8. The festival featured over 100 films, which judges selected from 1000, submissions from around the world. The festival has featured award-winning films that received a national theatrical release in the past through special screenings.

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PIESL lecturers and staff pose with some of the summer program students in 2001.
PIESL celebrates 60 years of teaching English as a Second Language

From a one-faculty department in 1960, to a full-fledged unit that offers innovative English language instruction and customized programs for non-native speakers, Nebraska's Programs in English as a Second Language (PIESL) has a rich history to celebrate in its 60th anniversary this year. 

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The 2019-20 Global Peer Assistant team is made up of 15 domestic and international students from around the world to help build connections on campus for new international students. Junior Linh Tran is pictured at the bottom right.
ISSO Global Peer Assistant program transforms UNL student experience

The International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) Global Peer Assistant Program helps new international students transition to UNL and build connections on campus. For junior Linh Tran, it also changed the trajectory of her Husker career.

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Malaysian Night Poster
Malaysian Night is March 7

Malaysian Night 2020 is a multicultural event hosted by the Nebraska University Malaysian Students Association. Aiming to celebrate Malaysian Culture, Malaysian Night was a myriad of Malaysian food, performances, and interactive booths on Mar. 7.

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Leviathan in Syria: Using Thomas Hobbes to Understand Syrian Civilians’ Alternatives
Global Café to explore human rights issues in Syria

Julia Reilly, lecturer in political science, will give the presentation "Leviathan in Syria: Using Thomas Hobbes to Understand Syrian Civilians’ Alternatives,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in Oldfather Hall, Room 827. The event, hosted by Global Café, will highlight the principles of human rights.

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