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ISSS Fall 2020 Newsletter

Posted On August 24, 2020
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Our first ISSS Newsletter for the fall semester of 2020 is now available. Please take a few minutes to check it out here for important information and updates. We wish you a wonderful fall semester, Panthers!

FAQs for Most Recent SEVP Guidance for Fall 2020

Posted On July 30, 2020
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New Students

Q: If I am a new student planning to enter the U.S. to attend Georgia State University for Fall 2020, can I enroll in online-only courses and travel to the U.S.?

A: Based on the latest SEVP guidance, new students planning to enroll in online-only courses should remain outside the U.S.

Students should… more »

Fall 2020: Updated F-1 Guidance on Enrollment and Entry

Posted On July 24, 2020
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We recently received updated federal guidance regarding Fall 2020 enrollment guidelines for F-1 international students. International Student and Scholar Services will continue to closely review information and timely update you.

Thank you for your patience while we awaited additional information on the impact the guidance for our F1 student population.  This is our understanding of… more »

International Student Health Insurance FAQs for Fall 2020

Posted On July 10, 2020
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Dear International Students and Scholars at GSU Atlanta and PC campuses,

 

As you may have noticed, the University System of Georgia (USG) Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) has made changes to the annual rate and waiver standards for the upcoming Academic Year 2020-2021. These changes also apply to our international students and scholars. As… more »

Recent Guidance from SEVP regarding Non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 Visas

Posted On July 7, 2020 by ISSS
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We recently received updated federal guidance regarding Fall 2020 enrollment guidelines for F-1 international students. International Student and Scholar Services is closely reviewing this information and will send specific steps for you in the coming days. Please note that we are coordinating with many partners so that we can provide you the most comprehensive guidance… more »

Fall 2020 International Student Orientation

Posted On June 23, 2020 by ISSS
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There are many uncertainties facing all of us across the globe as a result of COVID-19. Our International Student Orientation for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester is no exception.

As of the time of this update, we are unsure what will definitively happen, but it is very likely that our International Student Orientation for… more »

June 22, 2020 Presidential Proclamation

Posted On June 23, 2020
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On June 22, 2020, the U.S. President signed a proclamation introducing and extending suspension of some non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing at U.S. Embassies and Consulates until December 31.  The suspension of certain Non-immigrant J, H, & L Visas begins on June 24, 2020 and lasts until December 31, 2020.

 

This is a ban on… more »