|Contact Information for Office of International Students and Scholars|
Fitzgerald Student Services Building
|Address||1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0074
The International Alumni Chapter is a Chapter of the Alumni Association of the University of Nevada, Reno. The International Alumni Chapter is coordinated by alumni and staff at the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The International Alumni Chapter was formed in 2003 to create a global network of University of Nevada, Reno alumni. The International Alumni Chapter targets alumni who were international students, alumni who live outside the US, and alumni and friends with international experiences and/or interests. The International Chapter organizes activities and events around the international experience, and the goals of the chapter include:
If you know of alumnus or alumna who would like to join the chapter, please contact Susan Bender ('03), Director of the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Zaneta Janiczak ('01) from the International Alumni Chapter at email@example.com and update your address, email, and personal information online.
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Did you know that the University of Nevada, Reno offers significant tuition discounts to children of UNR alumni? On Feb. 23, 1990, the University of Nevada, Reno Board of Regents approved a policy that children of UNR Alumni, who graduated with a baccalaureate degree and who reside outside the state of Nevada, are eligible for reduced nonresident tuition upon application when enrolling in undergraduate studies at the university. In practice, this means that your children can pursue undergraduate studies for $63 per credit as opposed to $225.00 (at 12 credits, that would be a savings of $1941 per semester) plus non-resident tuition (non-resident tuition is approximately $4955 per semester). Many alumni take advantage of this offer and you should too!
Your status as UNR alumni, gives you access to free subscription of Silver & Blue, UNR magazine for alumni. Silver & Blue goes to 270 international alumni at the moment. If you have not received your copy yet, please email Silver & Blue at firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe. Silver & Blue is always looking for story ideas about exceptional graduates - those who have excelled in their careers or other notable ways. If you would like to contribute a personal story idea or share a picture of a recent gathering of alumni in your country, please email Susan Bender (email@example.com).
When asked, international students most often say they come to the University of Nevada, Reno because a friend, relative, or acquaintance recommended it to them. As alumni, you play an important role in helping us spread the word that UNR is a great place to study, experience the U.S., and grow professionally. The OISS assists with international recruitment and admissions, so please direct interested students to the OISS web site or to our coordinator of admissions, Zaneta Janiczak at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also very good financial support for international graduate students; over 80% of our international graduate students receive a graduate assistantship, which provides a tuition waiver, stipend, and health insurance. Graduate Assistantships cover most of the costs of studying and living in the U.S. and is worth over $27,000 U.S. per year.
Do you have friends or family that would like to enhance their English skills while enjoying the beautiful Reno/Tahoe area? The Intensive English Language Center (IELC) at UNR provides English as a second language classes for international students from over 30 countries. Most of these students transfer to degree programs after completing their English study. Some students, however, simply study English during summer, or come to Reno during the spring or fall terms, to improve their English skills. The IELC offers 5, 8, 10, and 16-week sessions year-round at four levels of instruction (beginning to advanced). The $50.00 application fee will be waived if this promotion is included with the completed application form. For more information, visit the IELC website.