ISSS worked with our campus partners across campus to create a video for the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign! This is a national campaign to let international students know that despite the message being sent by the government through recent visa restrictions and immigration policy updates, we welcome you to the United States and to our campus!
Join us on May 8th for a meal to celebrate the achievements of graduating international students. Prior RSVP required.
Check out our new video featuring ISSS advisor Sarah Manning and student worker Ruixin Zheng! As the number of UConn students from China has increased, ISSS recognized that pronouncing Chinese names may be difficult for non-Chinese speakers. We hope that this video will help you feel more confident pronouncing sounds commonly found in Chinese names. Credits to ISSS student staff Shi Pu for the basic script/concept and Eve Lenson for filming. We hope you enjoy the video!
Check out the Daily Campus article about our recent Coffee Hour: South Asia!
Check out the Daily Campus article about Spring Valley Farm visiting us at the ISSS Department to talk about creating more sustainable food and the importance of a healthy diet.
UConn’s Office of University Compliance has partnered with ISSS to remind the University community on international student employment rules.
View the newsletter here! https://compliance.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2286/2019/04/Compliance-Chatter-4.9.19-ISSS.pdf
Have you considered staying in Connecticut this summer? UConn Stamford is offering summer housing with first priority for UConn students taking a class or interning for a company.
Stamford is a small, vibrant city only a short train ride from New York City! With a population of 130,000, it is the third-largest city in the state and the seventh-largest in New England. Downtown Stamford hosts numerous restaurants, theaters, shopping centers, and a thriving nightlife.
Find an internship in the city (just be sure to get CPT or OPT for any internships you do!). Stamford is home to dozens of large corporations, including NBCUniversal, the WWE International Headquarters, and Vineyard Vines.
For more information, visit Summer Housing for UConn Students.
Dear Students and Scholars,
Due to the anticipated bad winter weather on Sunday, we need to cancel the ISSS shuttle. We anticipate that flights scheduled to arrive at Bradley on Sunday could be rescheduled. The following information will help you to plan for your arrival to Connecticut.
Alternate Transportation Options
- Taxi – Look to the Bradley Airport Taxi stand to find available taxis. The current one-way rate from Bradley Airport to Storrs, Connecticut is $79.00 USD. Taxicab drivers are also tipped at a rate of 15-20% of the fare. You can tell the taxi driver the total amount you want to give them, including tip, when you arrive at your dorm/residence.
- Public Transportation – City buses provide cheaper transportation, but require cash. Depending on the severity of the weather, they may not be operating during the storm. Take the 30-Bradley Flyer bus from Bradley Airport to Union Station in Downtown Hartford (fare $1.75). Pick up is from Terminal A, and the International Arrivals terminal. Have exact change ready. https://www.cttransit.com/services/bradley-flyer
From the Hartford train station, take CT Transit Bus 913 to Storrs. The route schedule is posted here. If you are a new student, you will need to have cash ($5.00). This hourly bus service runs from 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. stopping in Manchester at Buckland Hills Mall and Union Station Bus and Train Station in Hartford.
Hotels at the Airport
If you are stuck at the airport due to the storm, there is a hotel at the airport – the Sheraton is connected to the airport. There are other hotels nearby that may be less expensive, with hotel shuttles that leave from the airport. Check at the airport information desk for information on other hotel options nearby.
We wish you all safe travels and sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.