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OISS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Messages and FAQs

The Office of International Students and Scholars sent the following communications with specific information that is beneficial to the international community at Tulane.  

 

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OISS Operations during COVID-19

 

Tulane University Response and Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ's

 

 


OISS Departmental Guidance on Program Adjustments Due to COVID-19 

We’re sharing information with our campus partners to inform you of the adjustments the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) can make to program dates and program requirements for international students and scholars due to disruptions from COVID-19, and the move to online processing for J-1 scholar and H-1B faculty and staff requests from departments.

March 20, 2020     View email here. 


COVID-19 Updates, March 19

This email's topics are: Dept. of State Suspends Routine Visa Services, Schengen and Ireland and United Kingdom Travel bans, Virtual Form 8843 Workshop, OPT Application Guidance During COVID-19, Academic Training During COVID-19, U.S.- Canada Border Closing, Summer Storage, Shuttles, and OISS Operations.

March 19, 2020     View email here. 

 


COVID-19 OISS Message of the Day, March 16

This email's topics are: 5-Month Rule not in Effect, Do Not Mail Documents to the OISS, New Optional Practical Traiing (OPT) and Academic Training Process Coming Soon, New I-20/ DS-2019 Request Process, 

March 16, 2020     View email here. 


COVID-19 OISS Message of the Day, March 15

This email's topics are: OISS Virtual Operations, 5-Month Rule (Not In Effect) and International Travel, Virtual OPT Workshop, and Advice for OISS.

March 16, 2020     View email here. 


COVID-19 Travel Updates and Reminders for J-1 Students

This email address considerations for J-1 students including: preparing for international travel and Academic Training implications, preparing to stay in New Orleans, what to do if you have needs at this time, OISS services, FAQ's.

March 12, 2020     View email here. 


COVID-19 Travel Updates and Reminders for F-1 Students

This email address considerations for F-1 students including: preparing for international travel and OPT implications, preparing to stay in New Orleans, what to do if you have needs at this time, OISS services, FAQ's.

March 12, 2020     View email here. 


Important OISS Update for J-1 Scholars

This email address considerations for J-1 scholars planning to travel abroad and return to complete current J-1 program.   It also mentions possible implications of shortening their J-1 program at this time with the thought that they wish to return to United States in J-1 status in the future.

March 12, 2020     View email here. 


OISS Update Regarding the Shift to Online Classes

This email was sent as an initial follow up after the March 11 Tulane University Communication  about the shift to online courses.  This OISS email adddresses a few initial international student concerns and mentions another email will be sent by the OISS on March 12.

March 11, 2020     View email here. 


Second Presidential Proclamation On Coronavirus Travel Ban + Tulane FAQs + Travel Guidance

On February 29, 2020 a new Presidential Proclamation was issued which suspends entry into the United States of all aliens (immigrants, non-immigrants, and other non U.S. citizens) who were physically present within the Islamic Republic of Iran during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States, and is currently in effect.  Learn more and see the OISS International Travel Guidance During COVID-19 website.

March 5, 2020     View email here.  View website here.


Coronavirus Support Group for Chinese International Students at Tulane 

OISS in partnership with CAPS is offering a support group for Chinese international students who may want to come together in community to discuss their experiences coping with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

February 27, 2020     View email here.


Travel Guidance for Chinese Nationals Traveling Outside the U.S. During COVID-19

This message is for Chinese students and scholars about travel outside the U.S. during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The information below is to help prepare you if you plan to travel outside the U.S. soon. It includes the current travel ban, recommended documents to be carried through Customs, and advice if your visa is expired.

February 20, 2020     View email here.


Coronavirus Survey - Tell Tulane How We Can Help 

Tulane University asked students to complete a survey about impacts from the coronavirus in order to meet current and anticipated needs as best we can. The deadline has passed to fill out the survey.

February 11, 2020     View email here.


Presidential Proclamation Coronavirus Travel Ban for Incoming J-1 Scholars

As of February 2, 2020, President Trump has implemented a travel ban on entry to the U.S. by foreign nationals who have been in China within the past 14 days. Find complete OISS recommendations.

February 11, 2020     View email here.


Emergency Fund for Int'l Students from Crises Countries 

IIE is launched a Special Emergency Student Fund to respond to the current events happening in Australia, China, the Philippines and Turkey. IIE has a long history of providing emergency assistance to students and scholars facing emergencies around the world and who are at risk of dropping out of their studies due to natural disaster, armed conflict, or political strife in their home countries. The deadline has passed to apply for this fund.

February 4, 2020     View email here.


Presidential Proclamation Coronavirus Travel Ban + Tulane FAQs 

As you are already aware, on January 31, 2020, President Trump signed a Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The proclamation suspends entry into the United States of all aliens (immigrants, nonimmigrants, and other non U.S. citizens) who were physically present within the People's Republic of China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. This coronavirus travel ban went into effect on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

February 4, 2020     View email here.