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Pre-Arrival - Texas State University

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    or any reason, you do not plan to attend Pre-Arrival:

    Texas State, please inform the If you are considering coming to

    International Office immediately Texas State you should first

    apply for admissions at either HOUSING: (section can the Undergraduate or Graduate

    be linked here too) Admissions office.

Once you have been

    Sheets, blankets, and pillows accepted at Texas State are not provided by the College. you should begin to You can bring them with you (note

    that the bed size is 192cm x 84cm), make sure that all of or, when you first arrive, you will

    have time to shop for bedding, your paperwork is in

    items for your room, and anything order, your healthcare is else you need. There will be

    shopping trips during orientation in taken care of (meaning order to facilitate this. We also sug-you either have gest that you bring items from

    home that you cannot easily buy purchased traveler’s here, should you have space to

    bring them, such as: music typical insurance that meet’s

    of your country; pictures of your the correct criteria or country, home, friends and family;

    books, DVDs of your country; you plan to accept the special musical instruments, University’s Insurance. clothing, crafts and games

    representative of your country. Also make sure that These items will be useful if you

    make cultural presentations at your immunizations are Macalester or at elementary up to date & that you schools in the Twin Cit-ies area.

    Also, if you plan on bringing any have gotten the correct electrical items, please also bring

    an adaptor that converts into the shots needed for you to

    US Voltage of 110 V, as these could attend texas state. be very expensive here.

    If you wish to send trunks or packages to the U.S. before your What do they need to have? arrival, you may address them to: Be sure to purchase

    Checklist Health Services

    athlete)

     make arrangements to get

    meningococcal, Hepatitis B,

    varicella, DTaP and/or HPV

    immunizations before coming to

    Tips are not included in the price of campus bring or send copy

    a meal in a restaurant and are of updated immunization usually 15% of the bill. Porters or records to Macalester bellboys usually receive $1-2. It review both the accident would be helpful to bring small and health policies! change for these small expenses. see suggested list on web Taxi drivers also usually receive a page 15% tip in addition to the basic you. fare. If you take a taxi to take regularly. Macalester from the airport, you special health care needs can expect to pay about $20.

    Remember to watch your luggage (e.g. allergy shots, mental

    and belongings at all times in the health, physical therapy, etc.) airports and bus stations. Be sure more time at home. These your baggage is clearly labeled and are not covered by medical tagged to your final airport desti-insur-ance and are very nations , and keep a list of the expensive in the U.S.; the contents of the bags. It is wise to cost will probably be far less put your name and address inside in your country. If you wear your bags as well as on the glasses or contact lenses, luggage tags on the outside. If bring an extra pair in case of your bag-gage is lost, immediately

    report it to an airline official. loss or accidental break-age.

    Overweight charges on airlines are discuss how you will share

    expensive, so pack lightly. information regarding health care

    needs, treatment and billing. Travel Suggestions

    Information about students who What to bring... are 18 or over can-not be shared Your Name with parents without written Macalester College

    consent of the student. Work this International Student Programs

    C/o: Aaron Colhapp out now to avoid confusion 1600 Grand Avenue (especially around bills) later! Saint Paul, MN 55105 U.S.A. Students

     Unavoidable early

    Arrival

    The College has NO housing for f you might be eligible for students arriving earlier than transfer credit from schools that Tuesday, August 30th. Please make you have previously at-tended, your own hotel or motel please bring original or certified arrangements should you have to copies of your transcripts or arrive earlier. Some inexpensive certificates with you. You could possibilities near campus are: receive up to 20 Credits, and

     secure an early registration time.

    While traveling, feel free to ask

    people for help or advice. After you arrive… Airports and bus stations in A_t_ _t_h_e_ large cities often have a

    _i_m_m_i_g_r_a_t_i_o_n_ Traveler‘s Aid Society which will

    be very willing to help you. _p_o_r_t_ _o_f_ _e_n_t_r_y_,_

    _s_i_g_n_ _y_o_u_r_ _I_-_d_o_c_u_m_e_n_t_s_ _t_o_ _2_0_ _a_n_d_ _t_h_e_

    _p_r_e_s_e_n_t_ _i_t_ _i_n_t_e_r_n_a_t_i_o_n_a_l_ _w_i_t_h_ _y_o_u_r_ _s_t_u_d_e_n_t_

    _p_a_s_s_p_o_r_t_ _t_o_ _o_r_i_e_n_t_a_t_i_o_n_._ _ _t_h_e_ O_p_e_n_ _a_ _b_a_n_k_ _i_m_m_i_g_r_a_t_i_o_n_ _a_c_c_o_u_n_t_._ _

    _o_f_f_i_c_e_r_._ _ P_u_t_ _p_a_s_s_p_o_r_t_,_ B_e_ _s_u_r_e_ _t_o_ _I_-_2_0_ _a_n_d_

    _g_e_t_ _y_o_u_r_ _I_-_o_t_h_e_r_

    _2_0_ _a_n_d_ _y_o_u_r_ _i_m_p_o_r_t_a_n_t_

    _I_-_9_4_ _d_o_c_u_m_e_n_t_s_ _i_n_ _(_A_r_r_i_v_a_l_/_D_e_p__a_ _s_a_f_e_ _p_l_a_c_e_ a_r_t_u_r_e_ _c_a_r_d_)_ _a_n_d_ _d_o_n_‘t_

    _s_t_a_m_p_e_d_ _c_a_r_r_y_ _t_h_e_m_ _b_e_f_o_r_e_ _w_i_t_h_ _y_o_u_

    _l_e_a_v_i_n_g_ _t_h_e_ _u_n_l_e_s_s_ _y_o_u_ _i_m_m_i_g_r_a_t_i_o_n_ _t_r_a_v_e_l_._ _

    ...your first stop should be _a_r_e_a_._ _

    International Student C_o_m_e_ _t_o_ _t_h_e_

     _I_n_t_e_r_n_a_t_i_o_n_a_l _ _S_t_u_d_e_n_t_ your first stop should be _P_r_o_g_r_a_m_s_ International Student Programs _o_f_f_i_c_e_ _t_o_ _g_e_t_ (located in Kagin Com-mons) _c_h_e_c_k_e_d_ _i_n_t_o_ where you will receive your room _y_o_u_r_ keys and an information packet. _R_e_s_i_d_e_n_t_i_a_l_ This informa-tion will include the _H_a_l_l_ _r_o_o_m_._ _ following:

    * Pre-Orientation for International O_b_t_a_i_n_ _S_o_c_i_a_l_

    Students schedule _S_e_c_u_r_i_t_y_

    * A dining hall schedule _c_a_r_d_ _(_i_f_ _y_o_u_ * Campus and public bus maps _a_r_e_ _e_m_p_l_o_y_e_d_ _o_n_-Orientation:All international _c_a_m_p_u_s_)_,_ students newly enrolled at _M_a_c_a_l_e_s_t_e_r_ Macalester College are required to _I_D_,_ _a_n_d_ attend a special pre-orientation _M_i_n_n_e_s_o_t_a_ _I_D_ program which officially begins at 7 _(_o_p_t_i_o_n_a_l_)_._ _ p.m. Wednesday evening, Au-gust

    31st (it is a good idea for you to A_t_t_e_n_d_ _P_O_4_I_S_

    arrive in time to attend informal _a_n_d_ _a_l_l_ _n_e_w_

    orientation activi-ties on that day _s_t_u_d_e_n_t_ as well). _o_r_i_e_n_t_a_t_i_o_n_s_.In short again, you can expect pre-_ _B_r_i_n_g_ orientation to include greetings by _p_a_s_s_p_o_r_t_,_ _I_-Macalester staff and faculty _2_0_ _ members; information sessions on a_n_d_ _o_t_h_e_r_ immigration regulations, the nature _i_m_m_i_g_r_a_t_i_o_n_ of a liberal arts education and

    academic studies at Macalester; housing during January. These a discussion about U.S. aca-students will be allowed to move demic and cultural back into the residential halls environments; and campus starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, resources. January 3rd, 2012. There will be After the Pre-Orientation for no additional charge for room and International Students you will board for the stu-dents living on join the general orientation with campus at this time.

    all new Macalester students on You should begin to plan now for Friday, September 2nd. You can what you will be doing during expect this general orientation Winter Break.

    to include academic advising, During Spring Break (March 10-18), placement testing, book the residence halls will remain open, discussions, library tours, city but there will be no food service. and campus tours, shopping You should budget $75-100 for trips, receptions, financial aid food.

    information, infor-mation on F-1 Visa Students

    extra-curricular activities, and You are not eligible for off-

    social events. As you can see campus employment in the U.S. from this partial listing, until you have been a full-time orientation activities are a student in the U.S. for 9 months, mixture of academic and social and then only with special events, both serious, but authorization. You are eligible to enjoyable. work 20 hours a week or less on-

     campus as soon as you arrive at

     Macalester if you receive student

    employment as part of your

    financial aid award. If you are PLANNING YOUR FIRST going to work on-campus please YEAR ON CAMPUS: check with the International Student Programs first. The time period between Fall J-1 Visa Students Semester and Spring Semester You are eligible to work on- or off-is called Winter Break. The campus, depending on your residence halls are closed sponsoring agency‘s re-quirements. from 12:00 noon on Tuesday Any on- or off-campus job must be December 20, 2011 until authorized by your sponsor prior to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, en-gaging in work. Be sure to January 21, 2012 but you can contact your advisor from your leave your belongings in your sponsoring agency about au-room. thorization. Only those students engaged in academic endeavors which result in Macalester credit, or

     who are participating on an

    athletic team, or who are CLOTHING & WEATHER: international students with home countries outside North Days Inn Midway America, or students required 1964 University Avenue by College departments for Saint Paul, MN 55104 student employment, will be (651) 645-8681 allowed to live in campus

    $59/night (plus tax)* with Mac Student ID #

    Chatsworth Bed and

    Breakfast

    984 Ashland Avenue

    Saint Paul, MN 55105

    (651) 227-4288

    $75-140/night* (10% discount with Mac Student ID # or other proof of your being a student) * Rates are subject to change

    There are also many hotels and motels available in the vicinity of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. You can find information on these hotels upon arrival at the airport or at http://minneapolis.airporthotelguide.com. In

    ad-dition, you can call toll-free at 1-877-855-7773 to make reservations. For more accommodations information look at the Macalester Admissions website at: http://www.macalester.edu/about/maps/accommodations/

    Days Inn Midway

    1964 University Avenue

    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    (651) 645-8681

    $59/night (plus tax)* with Mac

    Student ID #

    Chatsworth Bed and

    Breakfast

    984 Ashland Avenue

    Saint Paul, MN 55105

    (651) 227-4288

    $75-140/night* (10% discount

    with Mac Student ID # or other

    proof of your being a student)

    * Rates are subject to change

    There are also many hotels and motels available in the vicinity of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. You can find information on these hotels upon arrival at the airport or at http://minneapolis.airporthotelguide.com. In

    ad-dition, you can call toll-free at 1-877-855-7773 to make reservations. For more accommodations information look at the Macalester Admissions website at: http://www.macalester.edu/about/maps/accommodations/

Admissions:

    http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/future/international.html

    page on international students also tells u what next steps are after u are admitted:

    http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/admitted/admitted.html

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