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International Students and Programs

Ensure international students physically present on student visas are able to maintain the requirements of their visa status. 
  • Ensure compliance with shifting immigration regulations is met for all international studen1
  • Maintain communication with students and CCU departments to support student and campus awareness of regulations and coordinate class schedules that meet requirements.
  • Maintain filing status with federal immigration authorities on campus reopening plans, including reporting any adjustment to campus practices to the Department of Homeland Security within 10 days.
  • Evaluate and facilitate, as needed, access to on-campus alternative locations for visa-holding international students to participate in live-streaming classes to meet in-person attendance requirements of their visas.
Facilitate adjustments for international students who are unable to re-enter the USA for Fall 2021. 
  • Deliver appropriately accurate immigration advice and support in documentation/mentoring to each student affected by this disruption so that they remain in compliance.
  • Collaborate with campus units to help students who cannot return to the United States to adjust to a fully online schedule for semesters in which they cannot come to campus or to defer admission or return for a later semester. 
Establish and communicate to the campus community the timeline, constraints, and recruitment strategies required to reopen education abroad programs.  
  • Continue suspension through the end of Spring Semester (early May) 2021 of all international travel on behalf of Coastal Carolina University.
  • Issue guidance on university decision on timing to resume University travel by no later than March 15, 2021 for all domestic and international travel by group type and purpose. Reevaluate risk management processes related to international travel.
  • Manage framework for conditions tied to return to international travel:
    • Lifting of pandemic status designation by the World Health Organization due to COVID-19 (or any other health issues).  
    • Adjustment of Travel Advisory by US Department of State from Level 4 (Do Not Travel) or Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) to either Level 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions) or 2 (Exercise Enhanced Precautions) for any country to which our students and faculty would be traveling to or through.  
    • Adjustment of CDC advisory to Level 1 (Practice Usual Precautions) or 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions). The ability of all persons on a program to enter focal countries of travel (to or through countries) without a 14-day quarantine requirement must be in place within two weeks of intended travel. Otherwise, the program would be canceled. 
  • Advance information and initiatives on virtual international engagement opportunities. 
  • Initiate review of faculty-led programs abroad to take place in academic year 2021-22. 
  • Collaborate with human resources and other offices to resume international campus visitors as conditions and campus operating practices permit.

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