‘It Feels Like a Daydream’: International Students At Home Describe Surreal, Challenging Adjustments During COVID-19 Pandemic
International students faced a wide range of responses to the pandemic when they returned home this month — and continue to face unique challenges ahead.
Harvard sent the vast majority of undergraduates home to their childhood bedrooms last week. Julian Lee ’22, however, has spent most of his time inside of a hotel room, as he joins other quarantined undergraduates trying to shield their families from the novel coronavirus.
In the wake of sweeping federal restrictions on travel across the Atlantic, European Harvard students said they have faced considerable challenges returning home as a coronavirus pandemic spreads.
Students across campus were shocked by Harvard’s unprecedented decision to transition to virtual instruction and require students to leave campus as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. But for international students, the news was particularly worrisome.
University President Lawrence S. Bacow penned a letter on Jan. 27 to President Donald J. Trump, asserting concerns about expanding the travel ban — a policy announced in early 2017 that restricted entry to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries.
Five new counselors joined the University’s Counseling and Mental Health Services this semester, bringing the total number of new counselors this year to eight.
Rajagopal is currently running against five other candidates, including the incumbent from the Liberal Party, Kyle Lamoureux.
The Harvard Office of Career Services launched a new online platform that helps international students find jobs in the United States and aids American students in locating jobs abroad earlier this month.
Some international students at Harvard report confronting additional hurdles in visa processing under Trump administration policies, complicating their efforts to get to campus, study abroad, and work over the summer.
Harvard freshman Ismail B. Ajjawi ’23, who United States border officials turned away ten days ago, arrived on campus Monday in time for the start of classes Tuesday.
More than 20 Harvard student groups co-signed an online petition calling for the admission of Ismail B. Ajjawi ’23 to the United States after he was turned away by immigration officials last Friday.
U.S. officials deported Ismail B. Ajjawi '23, a 17-year-old Palestinian resident of Tyre, Lebanon, Friday night shortly after he arrived at Boston Logan International Airport.
Michael Liu ’19, Olga Romanova ’19, and T. Mattea Mrkusic ’17 have been named Harvard’s three newest international Rhodes scholars.
The Office of International Education’s student advisers shared their experiences studying abroad as people of color Thursday evening.
As Typhoon Mangkhut — so far labeled the most powerful storm of the year — struck Southeast Asia, Harvard students checked in with loved ones back home.
The students requested that HKS replace John Kasich as the main addressee or add another speaker to the commencement program who better international students.
Harvard College has seen an 8.9 percent increase in international applicants while other universities have observed their applications from foreign students fall.
Faust traveled to D.C. last week to meet with Democratic lawmakers about the “deep concerns” she has about reauthorization of the Higher Ed Act and immigration laws.
Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences saw a 2 percent increase in applications from abroad this year, despite a national drop in international applicants.
Dozens of Harvard affiliates remain uncertain about their futures after government officials announced changes to the Temporary Protected Status program this month.
University President Drew G. Faust joined over two dozen university presidents to form a coalition to support undocumented and international students on U.S. campuses.
Harvard seniors Terrens Muradzikwa ’18 and Mandela Patrick ’18 will continue their studies abroad at Oxford as international Rhodes Scholars.