A Joyous U-Turn: Trump Rescinds SEVP Directive

On July 6th, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a press release mentioned that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) had made modifications to temporary exemptions for non-immigrant students taking online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While unsettling rumors regarding Visa rule changes are frequent, and we have in the past [...]

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Collegepond July 15, 2020 0 Comments

Implications of the New SEVP Rule for Existing and Prospective F1 Students

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to engulf the world unabated, current and prospective international students with US dreams have a lot to watch out for especially after the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has announced temporary curbs and exemptions. While no one can predict what the future holds, as concerned counselors, we wish to [...]

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Collegepond July 7, 2020 0 Comments

H1B Suspension: What does it mean to international students?

As of today, the USA continues to be the most affected country due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the country recording a staggering 2.3 million total cases. The resultant lockdowns on different levels and a complete sealing of the country’s borders had resulted in a huge economic shock; however the largest economy of the [...]

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Collegepond June 24, 2020 0 Comments
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