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IES Academy

The Spring 2020 International Rules and Policy Meeting (IRPM) will take place on Friday, January 24.

IRPM is a day-long event that will introduce you to everything UMBC has to offer.  You will meet other new students, current international students, and lots of UMBC staff from around campus who will be able to help you as you begin your career at UMBC.

The event begins at 9:00 AM and runs until about 5:00 PM.  In the morning, IES staff will explain everything you need to know about immigration regulations.  There will be sessions about work opportunities, staying healthy and safe during your academic program, dealing with health insurance and healthcare, billing and finances, cultural adjustment, as well as special sessions you can choose from. There will also be lots of free food and fun activities, so we can’t wait to see you there!


Important Reminders

Please note all new F-1 students to UMBC are expected to attend the event on January 24.  This includes transfer students new to UMBC, and ELI students becoming degree-seeking students at UMBC.

The International Rules and Policy Meeting is separate from the Undergraduate and Graduate Orientations – please plan to attend all that apply to you!



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