International Students and Scholars

Contributing to Comprehensive Internationalization

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Crisis Management

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Office Administration

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Orientation, Retention, and Student Services Programming

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Student and Scholar Advising

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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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DHS Adds 22 Fields to STEM Designated Degree Program List

A Federal Register notice published January 21, 2022 announced that DHS "is amending the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List by adding 22 qualifying fields of study and a corresponding Department of Education Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for each." See 87 FR 3317 (January
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Reestablished Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in a January 12, 2022 Federal Register notice that the DHS Secretary is reestablishing the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). "The primary purpose of the HSAAC will be to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary and DHS
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DHS Entry/Exit Overstay Report

Each year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) generates a "report to provide data on departures and overstays, by country, for foreign visitors to the United States who were expected to depart in each Fiscal Year." DHS posts the annual overstay reports on its Entry/Exit Overstay Report page
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DOS Proposes Sharp Increases to Visa and 212(e) Waiver Fees

In a proposed rule published at 86 FR 74018 (December 29, 2021), the Department of State (DOS) proposes sharply raising key visa and processing fees. For example, the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee for F-1, J-1, and other non-petition-based visas would see a 53% hike, and the MRV fee for petition
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NAFSA Diversity and Internationalization Summit

February 2, 2022 | 1:00 pm
This special event that is free for members convenes Senior International Officers and their partner Chief Diversity Officers at three different U.S. institutions. A panel moderator will lead participants through a discussion about the intersection of international education and the work of
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Geographic COVID-19 Entry Proclamations

Update: Proclamation 10329 of December 28, 2021, A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10315, revoked the southern Africa entry ban effective 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on December 31, 2021. Sources: Proclamation 10329 of December 28, 2021, A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10315
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