International Students and Scholars

Contributing to Comprehensive Internationalization

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Crisis Management

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Orientation, Retention, and Student Services Programming

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OFLC Stakeholder Engagements

Links to summaries and key takeaways from public stakeholder meetings conducted by the Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), prepared by the NAFSA ISSRP EB subcommittee.
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Education Department Updates HEERF FAQs

On May 11, 2021, the Department of Education (DoEd) released an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) grants under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Notably, the FAQs reverse a narrow position that had been taken by DoEd under
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Protecting International Students and Scholars from Scams

International students are vulnerable to scammers questioning their immigration status and requesting payment and personal information. In recent years, scammers have utilized increasingly sophisticated techniques to deceive and coerce students, and can involve students’ family members as well
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DOL Final Rule on OES-Based Prevailing Wage Determinations

On January 14, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule titled Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States, at 86 FR 3608. This was the Trump administration's response to federal courts having set aside an October
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NAFSA Request for Special Student Relief For Myanmar F-1 Students

On March 10, 2021, NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Dr. Esther Brimmer asked the Department of Homeland Security - SEVP to consider granting Special Student Relief to F-1 students from Myanmar, which is enduring increasing unrest following the February 1, 2021 coup that returned the country to full
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Effective Communication Plans and Platforms for the ISSS Office

Open and continuous communication between the institution, student and family is beneficial at all times, not just in times of crisis. This resource summarizes model practices for a communication plan to support students throughout their academic experience. Contributors to this resource include
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