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Topic: international students

Commencement 2021 | George Daccache ’21: This Is Life as Transit

Columns, Opinions

Commencement 2021 | George Daccache ’21: This Is Life as Transit

April 29, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

I did not first move into Brown during a pandemic, but I might as well have. As most of us have found ourselves during the past 14 months, in that moment in September 2017, taking my very first steps on College Hill, I was completely alone.

International students try to maintain optimism amid uncertainty about Biden administration

Metro, News

International students try to maintain optimism amid uncertainty about Biden administration

November 22, 2020 1 comment

When Cecilia Martin ’23 first moved to the United States, her mother gave her a pep talk she never thought she’d need to hear: “If anything goes wrong, pick up your brother, go to the Swiss Embassy and take shelter.”

‘Time doesn’t even have meaning anymore’: International students adopt irregular sleep schedules to study remotely

News, University News

‘Time doesn’t even have meaning anymore’: International students adopt irregular sleep schedules to study remotely

November 12, 2020 0 comments

11 p.m. in Seoul, South Korea. As his family goes to bed, Joon Nam ’23 awakes and opens his laptop to prepare for his Zoom class. As he studies, the sun rises — and by the time he’s ready to end his day, the rest of the country has only just started theirs.

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

News, University News

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

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

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

News, University News

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

News, University News

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

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News, University News

‘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 Comments are Disabled

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

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

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

March 26, 2020 Comments are Disabled

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.