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To help you get to know us a little better, each week we focus on one member of our international student family, a Lane faculty or staff member, or a Lane department or program we think you should know about.

Lane International Programs only exists because you do! LCC is proud to represent 265 international students from 31 countries. We’d like to offer a warm welcome to all of our new incoming students for Winter term!

Crash A Class When students show up for the first day to a college-level class that’s full hoping that the instructor will give them a spot. [WARNING] This is not a 100% guarantee that you can add the class, but it’s worth a try!

WHO DO I SEE FOR…? The International Programs department consists of nine dedicated staff members who help international students from the time they apply to Lane until the time they graduate. All international students meet us at orientation, but we are also here to help you after that with housing & homestays, cultural adjustment, academic and immigration advising, and referrals to other Lane departments and staff who can help you along every step of the way. We are happy to serve international students and look forward to seeing you in our office in Building 11, Room 235! Health Insurance Questions …………………………………………………………….Colby Travel Signatures ………………………….…………………………………………….Colby SEVIS & Immigration Questions………………………………………………………Colby CPT & OPT (internships) ……………….……………………………………………...Colby Scholarships ………………………………..…………………………………..Colby/Dao/Jen

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Colby

Jane/Alicia.…………………………………..…………..….…..Admissions Jen/Dao…………………………………………………….I-20 Extensions Colby…….………..……….……………………………….Vacation Term

Registration & Choosing Classes For Next Term -ESL ………………………………………………………………………Dao -College-level………….………………………………………………..Jen/Dao -Degree & Transfer Plans……………………………………………..Dao/Jen Concurrent Enrollment (Taking classes at UO) ……….…………………Dao/Jen Problems With MyLane, Logging-in, or Student Bill ….….……………...All Staff

Dao

Jen Beth/Front Desk….…………………………………….……..Events & Activities Sign-Up Beth…………………………………………….……..Housing (Homestay & Titan Court)

Beth General Complaints or Feedback about Classes, Staff, Agents or Instructors…. Any Other Questions……..………………………..…….……………Chris/Front Desk

Chris

Alicia

Shi-Nae

Jennifer

LANE POLICIES & DEADLINES Credit Students: Dropped from your class?

COFFEE TALK

If you don’t attend the first day of class, Lane instructors have the right to give your spot to another student who wants it. If you decide not to attend a class, be sure to log in to MyLane and drop the class so that you won’t be billed for it. Don’t assume that your instructor has officially dropped you even if you don’t come to class!

Credit Students: Late registration Once the term has begun, you cannot register for classes online through MyLane without the instructor’s approval. Instead, you must attend the class and ask the instructor for permission to add it. This is called “crashing” a class – attending the first day and hoping to be given a spot in the class when another student doesn’t show up. If the instructor has room for you, they will fill out an add form and give you instructions on how to add the class. In order to add the class once you’ve been given instructor permission, you will need to register for it yourself in MyLane.

Deadline to drop classes The drop deadline for college-level and ESL courses with a 100% refund is 11:59 pm on Sunday of Week 1. You can see the drop deadline for classes by visiting http://www2.lanecc.edu/esfs/refund-drop-schedule-change-deadline-information

IESL Students: Schedule Changes

EVERY TUESDAY, 11:30-1:30 @ BUILDING 11, ROOM 206. FREE SNACKS, COFFEE, JUICE! GREAT PLACE TO MEET MORE FRIENDS!

TGIF Every Friday Noon @ Building 11, Room 208

If you want to make any changes in your class schedule, you’ll have to get approval from Dao Tran by Friday of Week 1. You can contact her at trana@lanecc.edu or 541.463.3436.

IMMIGRATION UPDATES Full-time status To maintain your F-1 student visa status, you must be registered full-time for 12 credits if you are a college-level student or 18 class hours per week if you are an IESL student. If you have any questions about this, please see your international student advisor as soon as possible. Remember, no more than one class online can count toward this 12 credit minimum for college-level students and no online classes are allowed for IESL students.

Health Insurance Information Your international student insurance plan is provided by Firebird International Insurance Group. Please follow this link to print an ID card, find doctors, claim information, print claim forms and much more: http://fiig-insurance.com. If you are a new student, you will receive new insurance cards in the mail. Make sure your new local address is correct in MyLane so your card can be delivered to you. Please watch for these or stop by the International Programs office in Building 11, Room 235 if you don't get them by the third week of the term. Please see Colby Sheldon before Friday, January 11th if you have a private insurance policy and wish to prove that it is equal to Lane's minimum insurance requirements. If you intend to purchase additional coverage for your dependents in the U.S., you must do so before January 11th as well. If you have any questions about insurance or need help, please see Colby or email her at sheldonc@lanecc.edu.

Have you moved recently? Remember, if you move you are required by immigration to update your change of address in MyLane within 10 days of the change. The International Programs office will then update your SEVIS record with your new address.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK If you have any creative, fun, or event photos that you would like to publish, please submit them to harej@lanecc.edu

Ina and Mayra at Fondue Party

[Photo Credit to Sawyer Ducharme]

AND THE WINNER IS...

The following student received a $15 dining card for being the first to answer the LIT pop quiz. YOU could be next!

Ruoyan Yang (Daisy) Q: What’s your favorite food? A: I fell in love with rice cakes after I tried them at a Korean restaurant downtown. :)

Jan 6 — Jan 19, 2012 Sun

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Winter Term Starts

Coffee Talk

TGIF

11:30am1:30pm

12-1pm

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11/208

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Last day to drop a class with refund!

[Reminder]

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Coffee Talk

Sign-up Deadline for Portland trip. (Sign up at International Programs Office , 11/235 )

11:30am1:30pm 1/206

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TGIF

Portland Trip

12-1pm

9am pick up from Titan Court

11/208

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – Monday, January 21st, No School!


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