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Topic: international students

Some international students quarantine in countries away from home before returning to College Hill

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Some international students quarantine in countries away from home before returning to College Hill

September 7, 2020 0 comments

For Shanghai resident Tiffany Chan ’23, coming back to Brown from China this fall requires an unusual, extra long layover: 14 days of quarantine in Hong Kong. The stop is necessary because of current travel restrictions banning non-U.S. passport holders from entering the U.S. directly from China. 

International students relieved at ICE reversal, desire more guidance from Brown

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International students relieved at ICE reversal, desire more guidance from Brown

August 3, 2020 0 comments

Khushi Agrawal ’23, a student from India, had never felt like an outsider in the United States before. That changed when she heard about the new guidelines from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that meant she might not be able to return to campus in the fall. 

Federal government rescinds ICE, DHS decision prohibiting international students from remaining in the U.S. with a fully online course load

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Federal government rescinds ICE, DHS decision prohibiting international students from remaining in the U.S. with a fully online course load

July 14, 2020 0 comments

The Department of Homeland Security will rescind the regulations released July 6 barring International Students from remaining in the United States if their course load is entirely online, federal judge Allison Burroughs announced Tuesday.

Brown to file amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT in lawsuit against ICE

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Brown to file amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT in lawsuit against ICE

July 10, 2020 0 comments

Brown will file an amicus brief in support of the case brought in federal court this week by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Paxson discusses national issues impacting College Hill at faculty meeting

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Paxson discusses national issues impacting College Hill at faculty meeting

June 28, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 discussed the recent federal actions and national issues, reaffirming the University’s support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Black Lives Matter movement and LGBTQ+ rights during Tuesday’s special faculty meeting.

‘While I am sleeping they’re awake, and now, when I wake up, they’re asleep’: For international students at home, remote semester presents unique challenges

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‘While I am sleeping they’re awake, and now, when I wake up, they’re asleep’: For international students at home, remote semester presents unique challenges

April 24, 2020 0 comments

When Jenny Huang’s ’23 acting class transitioned to remote learning after the University canceled in-person classes and evacuated campus in March , her professor asked students to switch to performing monologues telematically.

‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

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‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

March 26, 2020 0 comments

When news broke that the University was moving to remote learning and telling students to leave College Hill, Jessica Zhu ’20 was not surprised. She was expecting the announcement. In many ways, it felt as though her whole semester had been building to that moment.

In a Nelson Center speech, immigration lawyer Peter Roberts ’83 addressed the struggle that entrepreneurs applying for VISAs face.

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Roberts ’83 advises international students on visa applications

February 25, 2020 0 comments

Standing at the front of the Liz Lange Lecture Hall in the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Peter Roberts ’83, founder and principal of Roberts Immigration Law Group, addressed the evolving challenges facing U.S. foreign national and immigrant entrepreneurs.

The Global Brown Center for International Students aims to support and serve the University’s international student community.

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Global Brown Center inaugural director departs to pursue Ph.D.

November 25, 2019 0 comments

The inaugural director of the Global Brown Center for International Students Christina Bonnell left the University in early October after two years of working to develop the center.

New hire to help international students in U.S. job process

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New hire to help international students in U.S. job process

October 16, 2019 1 comment

Hiring began last week to fill a permanent new position for an all-purpose career advocate for international students based in the Global Brown Center, replacing a more limited pilot version of that role in place last year.