International Student and Scholar Services

Contributing to Comprehensive Internationalization

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Orientation, Retention, and Student Services Programming

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Student and Scholar Advising

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Brittany Widin

Brittany works as an International Student Advisor at The University of Michigan. Brittany enjoys the challenges of navigating complex immigration regulation and appreciates being able to serve as a guide for international students as they pursue their dreams in the U.S. In addition to her
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COVID-19 Executive Declarations and Determinations

Presidential Declaration of National Emergency: Effective for one year from March 1, 2022 The COVID-19 national emergency declaration was most recently extended by President Biden in Presidential Notice of February 18, 2022, published in the Federal Register at 87 FR 10289 (February 23, 2022). In
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Global Studies Literature Review—No. 12, November 2022

On behalf of NAFSA’s Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community (TLS KC), we are very pleased to present the 12th issue of the Global Studies Literature Review (GSLR). The issue’s theme, “Moving Beyond the Status Quo: Advancing Inclusive Excellence in International Education,” which
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Unauthorized Employment through the Lens of DSO/ARO

Unauthorized employment can take many shapes, particularly as the concept of work evolves over time. Educating international students and scholars on this topic can prove to be challenging given the multitude of avenues for generating income. Attendees joined our panel for an informative
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Special Student Relief for Ukrainian J-1 Students

On Ukrainian National Day, August 24, 2022, the Department of State (DOS) informed Exchange Visitor Program sponsors in an email that it will soon issue a Federal Register notice describing the details of Special Student Relief (SSR) arrangements for eligible Ukrainian J-1 college and university
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Rulemaking on USCIS Fees

This NAFSA page tracks developments to USCIS fee rulemaking. OMB completed its review of a proposed USCIS fee rule on November 29, 2022, and DHS published the proposed rule in the Federal Register on January 4, 2023, with a 60-day public comment period. Many of the fee hikes are very steep. The
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