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International Services

Notice to Fordham University's International Community Regarding DHS/ICE Broadcast Message: COVID-19 and Fall 2020 issued on July 6, 2020

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020,  the Trump Administration rescinded its policy as announced in ICE's Broadcast of July 6, 2020 that would have stripped visas from international students whose courses move exclusively online in the fall due to COVID-19.  It remains unclear how this affects F1 students who remain outside the US and new F1s planning to begin studies at Fordham this fall.   OIS will update you as we receive further guidance.

Notice to Fordham University's International Community Regarding Travel Due to Coronavirus

If you must leave the United States in light of the rapid developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, you do not need any endorsement or any other item from Office for International Services (OIS). Please proceed with your plans for your departure.

To read the Office for International Services (OIS) Director's Notice regarding COVID-19, and for additional resources, please visit our COVID-19 Updates and FAQ pages.

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The Office for International Services is a resource for the University's international students, faculty, scholars, and staff.

International Students

For our international non-immigrant students, we facilitate your adjustment to life in the United States by assisting in matters concerning immigration, such as:

International Faculty, Scholars, and Staff

In addition, we serve as a resource for our academic departments and administrative offices on immigration matters regarding our international faculty, researchers, and scholars. We also coordinate and administer Fordham’s faculty international network and its pertinent events.

International Services

Are You Ready for Fordham?

Our office has information for you about how to prepare for your time in New York City. Besides reading our very useful newsletters for the latest information on immigration, we have tips for:

We also provide information on banking, health insurance, and many other areas of daily life in the US, and we provide programs to promote cross-cultural and international understanding.

Have questions about our services? Please contact us.

Information for International Students