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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WeChat Executive Order 13943

Executive Order 13943 of August 6, 2020, Addressing the Threat Posed by WeChat, and Taking Additional Steps To Address the National Emergency With Respect to the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain. Published in the Federal Register at 85 FR 48641 (August 11, 2020)
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DHS H-1B Rulemaking

On September 3, 2020, DHS sent for OMB review an interim final rule titled Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program. The rule abstract (RIN 1615-AC13) reads: "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will propose to revise the definition of specialty occupation to increase
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DOS Temporary Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility

On August 25, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) announced a temporary expansion of statutory and regulatory provisions that allow consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying to renew a visa in the same nonimmigrant visa classification and category if not
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CIP 2010 to CIP 2020 Conversion in SEVIS

The conversion from CIP 2010 to CIP 2020 is planned for SEVIS Release 6.54. That release was originally scheduled for August 28, 2020 but was pushed back to September 11, 2020. CIP codes are shared by all SEVIS categories, F, M, and J. SEVP's SEVIS Release 6.54 Planning Guide shows the new September
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