Collected Item: “A complex decision: Deferring International Students”
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A complex decision: Deferring International Students
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In the Center of International Programs, during Summer 2021, some decisions had to be made in the office. Due to internal changes, some applications could not be processed, and I-20s could not be developed. Between 10 to 20 undergraduates and graduate students had to be deferred to have more time to issue their visas. This impacted students as some had already made arrangements to come and each case had to be taken into consideration and also be taken personally. The Center of International Programs has over 20 students preparing to go to the university by Spring 2022.
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#coveryourfangs, #HS3390, InternationalStudents, stmu, Fall2021
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Dr. Jessica Uhlig
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