Fall 2020 Opening

International Students

Do international students need to quarantine upon arrival? If so, where and how?

Yes, consistent with NYS regulations. The staff in residential education, along with Marylyn Uhnak, Associate Vice President and Director of International Enrollment and Success, will coordinate arrival with international students.

For international students who cannot meet the reopening date at HWS because embassies are closed and flights have yet to resume, can they take classes remotely, including classes that are in-person or hybrid?

Students who are unable to physically arrive in the U.S. for the start of the fall semester will be able to work with their professors in all types of courses if they are delayed in entry. Students who cannot arrive at all will be able to continue in remote mode.

If an international student cannot return to the United States but plans to take classes remotely, do they need to pay the health and wellness fee, student activity fee and international health insurance fee?


If an international student is taking classes remotely (from their home country), will HWS provide support to ensure that their F1/I20 status remains active?

Right now, the federal guidelines are allowing international students to take courses online in their home country and maintain their F1 student visa status.

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