Coronavirus Pandemic: What About International Students?

What about international students?

“Typically, students on F-1 visas can only have one online or distance learning class count toward their degrees per semester. ESL students or those on M-1 visas cannot count any remote classes toward their degrees.

“But the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which is run by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said it recognizes that these are special circumstances.

“As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the program is allowing schools to adapt their procedures around student visas, including temporarily lifting restrictions on distance learning. Schools are required to notify the program about any adaptations within 10 days."

"SEVP is focused on ensuring that nonimmigrant students are able to continue to make normal progress in a full course of study as required by federal regulations," Carissa Cutrell, acting deputy press secretary for ICE public affairs, said in a statement to CNN.”

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Classes Move from Campus to Computers

As an international student, what are you experiencing as universities institute these rules? Where will you be living? How can Universities help? Please post below.

Dear universities: please have a thoughtful plan to accommodate the needs of international students


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COVID-19: Stay Cool and Make it Work

The best investors in this market keep cool heads. Now, stay the cool-headed investor in your job hunt and future results! My in-laws in Wuhan show me daily how they stay cool in the time of COVID-19 and make it work.

To succeed in your job search, the key is to not stop. Here are my mentee’s recent outreach results. She’s going for large multilateral development roles.

Be smart, but don't be frozen in your tracks by news. I was planning to meet with people for lunch this week, I’m electing to do those meetings over the phone.

Stick with your job search goals.

With the largest one-day stock market drop in history, with the malfunctioning of virus testing systems, my students are still doing the following:

—booking dozens of calls with their target firms
—getting employee referrals
—holding video interviews if not on-site
—going for offers even if there is the prospect of a deferred start.

What about you? Are you ready to re-commit to your career...

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Coronavirus: Wuhan's Newest Orders

My Wuhan family’s newest orders from the government:

  1. Fencing to cordon off all roads. Zero foot or vehicle traffic
  2. No shopping. All food to be centrally prepared and delivered
  3. No excursions outside of the home. No gathering. Daily reporting of body temperature via messaging to local authority
  4. Observe coordinated disinfection of public and private living quarters.

#coronavirus #disinfection #lockdown #wuhan #who #ifc #economy #health #quarantine #community #food #security #JeNeSuisPasUnVirus

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