ISO Newsletter
October 12, 2018
Volume 4, Issue 2
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Beware of scams all year round

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Culture Corner

Share your Confusion about American Culture

The ISO would like to hear from you! What are some confusing or surprising phrases or aspects of American culture that you would like explained?

Please fill out this google FORM and let us know your thoughts. We may feature these in a future "Culture Thursday" post on Facebook!  

Check out our Culture Thursday Facebook post from September 27 to find out more about why Americans say "Bless You!" after someone sneezes:
Upcoming Events

ISO Events

NEXT WEEK: Navigating MIT Series - Culture Shock: Oct 16 (T)
NEXT WEEK: Canadian Thanksgiving@ISO: Oct 17 (W)
 International Support Lunch: Oct 26 (F)

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Always check the MIT Events Calendar or the MIT mobile app to find out what's happening on-campus!

Offer Letters, Noncompetes, & NDAs; What do they really mean? Oct 15 (M)
Contra Dance Beginner's Night; Live Quebecois folk music: Oct 16 (T)
Choose to Reuse Fair: Oct 18 (R)

The Impostor Syndrome, with Dr. Valerie Young: Oct 17 (W)
Language Conversation Exchange Lunches: Oct 23 (T)
NYC Children Photography Exhibit: Portraits that Connect all of Humanity: Oct 23 (T)
MIT Path to Professorship for Graduate Women
: Nov 17-28; Apply by Oct 15 (M)
8th Annual Boston Japan Film Festival, Stata Center: Nov 3 (Sat)

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