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Student Update    

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Advising Hours  
 

October 21 - November 14 

 Advising Appointments for Winter Quarter Registration

(appointments only - no walk-in advising)
 
Each student will be assigned an advising appointment.  The appointment is mandatory and is your only opportunity to choose your classes before registration opens. Please arrive on time! Students arriving more than 15 minutes late will forfeit their appointments.
 
Check your email on Monday, October 20th for your assigned date and time!

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Scholarship Opportunity
international Programs is currently looking for two International Orientation Leaders. For more information or to receive an application please contact Ulli Schraml (uschraml@whatcom.ctc.edu) . Deadline for applying: October 31 at noon.

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Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!        
 
Oct 30             11am-12pm               BKR 114                                             Global Citizen Association Event: Group Discussion
Join fellow students from around the world to discuss “The Afterlife: world traditions and beliefs on death and beyond” . Everyone welcome! 
 
Oct 31             7pm-10pm                Syre Auditorium                                Halloween Dance 
Free beverages and candy. Wear a costume!!    $3/student. 
 
Nov 4              4:30pm - 8:30pm      Syre Auditorium                               Dia de los Muertos Celebration  
Come celebrate the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, with the WCC Latino Leadership Club.Everyone Welcome!
Potluck (bring food)! Music! Dancing – Aztec Danza and Baile Folklorico! View altars! Sugar skulls! Face painting! Workshops! Prizes!
 
Nov 8             All day                                                                                       Seattle Day Trip with the International Friendship Club
Bus trip to Seattle' for shopping and sightseeing.  Currently all spaces are filled, but you can sign up for a place on the waiting list in case someone cancels!     
 
Nov. 19           11am-1:30pm           Syre Foyer                                        International Country Fair
 

Nov. 19           5:30pm - 7:30pm      Syre Auditorium                             Native Vision Presentation

The presentation is "a unique combination of Theatre, Video, and Live Interaction that creates a high impact experience and an unforgettable journey through history. “  Native Vision focuses on the story of a young Navajo girl who is taken from her home and placed in a government-run boarding school during the 1930s, as part of a government effort to "civilize" Native American children into mainstream society . Free admission.

Move it! Mondays      4:00pm - 5:00pm       Syre 107/108

9/22; 9/29; 10/6; 10/13; 10/20; 10/27; 11/3; 11/17; 11/24

No place to work out with the Pavilion closed? No sweat! Join us each Monday in Syre for aerobic exercise classes. This event is FREE to students, faculty, and staff. Bellingham Jazzercise is working with us to bring you this activity and their instructor is a Whatcom student! Each week there will be participation prizes and everyone is eligible to win!

Whatcom Wednesdays      Different times each week  at various locations across the campus!

Look for a variety of engaging activities and prizes (for faculty/staff too!) every Wednesday! There will be anything from DIY crafts, Spirit Days, Courageous Conversations, Scavenger Hunts, and More! Hint… you may be rewarded for wearing your Orca gear on Wednesdays!

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University Transfer Information Sessions and Workshops  
 
Campus tours and nformation on WWU's International Programs .
 

Visits to WCC from College Admissions Representatives

More coming soon! 
 
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Join a club -- Everyone welcome! 
International Friendship Club    every Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm    Kulshan 225
 
International Sports Club    every Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm    Syre 211
 
Japanese Club      every Friday 1:30 - 3:00 pm   Heiner 101  (September 26 through November 21)
 
NEW!  Global Citizen Association  Would you like to be involved in bringing the world to the WCC Campus?
Join this new on-campus group that provides opportunities for students and staff to gain a better understanding of our interconnected world. For more information contact Iris Anthony in the International Programs Office.  
 
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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

>>>>  Did you move?  Get a new phone number? Change your email address? 

Please fill out a Change of Biographic Information Form and email it or bring it to the International Programs Office. Forms are also available at the International Programs Front Desk.

 >>>> Check your email every day!

WCC International Programs will communicate with students by email.  It’s very important to provide our office with an up-to-date email address and check email on a regular basis

 >>>> Health insurance  is required!
Please note: there will be an increase in the Lewer health insurance fee to $286.23 per quarter
All WCC international students are automatically enrolled in and billed for Lewer Health Insurance ($286.23 per quarter as of Fall 2014). If you purchased health insurance in your home country, you MUST provide the IP Office proof of the insurance before you register. We can then remove the WCC’s health insurance charge from your account.