International Announcements

Turn clocks ahead one hour on Sunday

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Reminder – this is “Spring Ahead” weekend.  So Sunday morning we move our clocks ahead 1 hour at 2 AM.

Free Tax Preparation Software Workshop

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Parade of Nations 25th Celebration

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Since 1989 campuses of Michigan Tech and Finlanda have celebrated the cultural richness of our community with the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival. Our Mission:
“The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula through an annual event that includes a parade and multicultural festival.”

The 2014 celebration scheduled for September 13, 2014 will mark the 25th year of the events, and the planning committee is looking for staff, faculty and students who are interested in helping to plan and coordinate the week-long festivities. We are in search of passionate individuals who are excited about cultural to join this year’s special projects committee. For more information or if you would like to join the Parade of Nations Committee please contact Darnishia Slade at We are excited to have you!

Winter Carnival 2014

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This year’s theme, “Nostalgic Films of Childhood Days Come To Life in Frosty Ways”  #mtuwc

International Ski Day: Saturday, January 25, 2014

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IPS, Mont Ripley and The Graduate Student Government are hosting an international ski day at Mont Ripley on Saturday, January 25, 2014.  All international students and their family and friends are invited to join IPS staff for a great day of downhill skiing at reduced prices.

Tickets go on sale Monday, January 20 at IPS. One day only reduced lesson and rental fees:

$12 for skis or snowboard rental (includes boots and poles)

$5 for ski or snowboard lesson (11am or 1pm)

$11 lift tickets*

*The Michigan Tech ‘Experience Tech’ fee covers the use of Mont Ripley for current MTU students, bring your Tech ID. Michigan Tech student spouse and/or dependents can purchase an I.D. card for only $5.  For complete details, see:

Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis through Thursday, January 23 or when we reache capacity. Fees are non-refundable.

Winter Break

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Snacks for Finals Week, December 16-20

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Take a break and enjoy FREE healthy snacks and juice! Stop by the IPS Office during finals week, M-F (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

Volunteer Opportunity

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International Programs and Services is looking volunteers to help welcome new international students to campus. We need drivers to pick up students form the airport, take students shopping and orient them to their new home. Plus, this a great way for you to meet new friends!

Contact Mary Stevens for more information.

International Education Week

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Thanksgiving Trip Bus Tickets Go On Sale November 4

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Bus tickets to the Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN, go on sale Monday, November 4. We
will depart on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, and return on Saturday, November 30.

Register Early and Save $15 on your Bus Ticket!
Cost per ticket is only $65 per seat. Tickets sold between November 4 - November 15 will only be $50.
Limit two tickets per person. To get your bus ticket, each passenger must print, complete and sign
the waiver and return to IPS: Passengers
under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver form. 

Tickets are non-refundable and may be purchased at the IPS Office. Seats are limited, available on
first-come, first-served basis.

IPS has secured a block of room at Fairfield Inn & Suites -Mall of America for a special group rate
of $75/night plus tax, 1-4 occupants per room. If you wish to stay at this location for the special
rate, you must make your reservation before November 11. Unreserved rooms will be released to the
public at the regular rate.

Students are responsible for their own securing hotel accommodations. Make your reservation
online:^mspbl%60MTUMTUQ%6075%60USD%60false%6011/28/13%6011/30/13%6011/7/13&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes or by calling 952-858-8475 and ask for the special group rate for 'Michigan Tech University', major credit card required. 

Are you looking to share a room? Find a hotel roommate on BarkBoard: Discussion
Forums/ Discussions - Any Topics/ IPS-hotel roommate for Mall of America bus trip ONLY.

If you have any questions, please contact IPS at 906-487-2160 or
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer

International Programs and Services

Administration Building 131
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

Ph. 906-487-2160

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Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

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