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Trump administration repeals ruling barring international students from taking entirely virtual courses

Abbey Machtig
July 14, 2020

The Trump administration has overturned the ruling stating that international students taking all virtual classes were at risk for deportation. This ruling was made in a court hearing held Tuesday. According...

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UMN to support lawsuit against ICE restrictions on international students

Brooke Sheehy
July 9, 2020

The University of Minnesota will support a lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would require international students without in-person classes to leave the country. The University...

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International students may not be able to stay in the U.S if their entire fall course load is online, ICE says

Hana Ikramuddin
July 6, 2020

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday that international students enrolled at universities in the United States will not be eligible to remain in the country if their entire course load...

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University plans for international students abroad facing travel barriers

Yves De Jesus
May 8, 2020

The University of Minnesota is working to develop guidelines for incoming and returning international students abroad for the fall semester.  With U.S. visa services suspended worldwide and several...

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Survey finds UMN international students most concerned about visas, travel and future plans

Jiang Li
May 8, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, University of Minnesota international students are the most concerned about student visa status, travel, summer plans and the fall semester, according to an International...

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Pandemic pushes some international students to abandon post-graduation program

Jiang Li
April 23, 2020

University of Minnesota senior Julie Lee, an international student from South Korea, planned to stay in the U.S. for another year as part of the Optional Practical Training program and apply to graduate...

International Student Chengde Yan listens to music in the lobby of his apartment on Wednesday, March 18. Yan will travel back to his home in China and will graduate with a degree in economics at the end of the spring semester.

Parents’ care, worry means an early trip home for many international students

Jiang Li
March 25, 2020

University of Minnesota senior Chengde Yan plans to fly back to China on April 5, and his parents are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Yan said his parents regularly check in with him about the number...

A man walks his dog along a quiet Washington Avenue bridge on Saturday, March 21.

U.S. suspends visa services worldwide, prompts international student worry

Jiang Li
March 21, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. continuing to escalate, University of Minnesota computer science junior Chen Liu, who planned to go back to China this summer, said one problem keeps bothering...

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UMN implements precautions for coronavirus

Jiang Li
February 13, 2020

Wendy Gao, a University of Minnesota Chinese international student, struggled to pay her tuition this semester because of the coronavirus outbreak. Her hometown bank was closed and did not reopen until...

A pedestrian walks by the International Student and Scholar Services center on West Bank on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Training on international students accelerates for graduate school staff

Niamh Coomey
February 6, 2020

International Student and Scholar Services will offer its first training solely for University of Minnesota graduate school program coordinators and other staff later this month.  The training on...