Our office has reopened with limited in-person staff. Our hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Most advising appointments are continuing via Zoom. Information about COVID-19 and returning to campus for Fall 2021 .

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ISS Town Hall Discussion on Recent Violence Directed Toward Asians and Asian-Americans

Please join us for an end of-the-quarter ISS Town Hall on Thursday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m. pacific time. The increase in verbal attacks and physical violence directed toward Asians and Asian-Americans during the pandemic, most recently the horrific and senseless killings at Atlanta-area this past last Tuesday, are shocking. The ISS team is here...
By ISS Staff | | International Students and Scholars

ISS Town Hall Discussion on COVID-19, CA Stay at Home Guidance, Travel, and Winter 2021

As students and scholars prepare for the Winter Break, the ISS team held a final Town Hall meeting to discuss current issues before the university closes. Topics included California’s Regional Stay at Home Order, California’s Travel and Quarantine Advisory, Global Travel Restrictions, and Winter 2021 SEVP Registration Guidance for F-1 students. In addition, pre-submitted questions...
By ISS Staff | | International Students and Scholars

Covid-19 Response: All International Affairs operations will be conducted remotely, March 15, 2020

Please note: In response to the March 14, 2020 campus announcement, all International Affairs operations will be conducted remotely. We understand that this is a stressful and dynamic situation. Information about the novel coronavirus and its global impact changes daily, making it difficult to navigate the uncertainty. We are here to help. Whether you are...
| International Affairs

Fall 2020 Update – sent to continuing international students from ISS, August 2, 2020

Dear continuing international students, Thank you for your patience as the University works through the guidance for international students for the fall quarter. It has been stressful and difficult for all of us to wait for specific instructions. We want to do as much as we can on the front end to try to make...

UCR Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs for Summer 2020 have been canceled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), March 23, 2020

As the safety and well-being of students is our first priority, UCR has been closely monitoring situations related to Coronavirus or COVID-19 on campus and around the world. Based on guidance from the University of California system restricting travel, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recent Global Travel Notice, additional guidance from...
| Education Abroad

Message from UCR Chancellor: UC Riverside supports international students, July 15, 2020

Dear Campus Community, At UC Riverside, we value international students. Representing more than eighty countries, our international students not only study on our campus but also serve as ambassadors for UCR throughout the world. We realize greater breadth of perspectives because they have chosen to make UCR their educational home. Many contribute to our research...

UC statement on Department of Homeland Security reversal of international student visa order From UC Office of the President, July 14,2020

University of California Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez and President Janet Napolitano issued the following joint statement today (July 14) on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind a directive that would have forced international students to leave the country if their schools held all classes online due to COVID-19: This...

Message from International Affairs/ISS to Deans, July 10, 2020

Dear UCR Community, As you know, Monday’s sudden announcement from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) prompted immediate action from colleges, universities, and higher education organizations across the country. The University of California system announced plans to file suit against the federal government. Nearly 100 professional organizations have signed a joint letter with the...

Message to current F-1 students from ISS office, July 8th, 2020

Dear F-1 Students, As you know we are currently evaluating the latest government guidance for the Fall 2020 quarter and we will update you when we have more information. In the meantime, we hope that you will take a few moments of your time to let us know where you are currently and what your...

Message to Deans, Faculty and Staff re: ICE announcement, July 7, 2020

Dear Colleagues, As you may know, guidance was released yesterday from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) about temporary procedures related to international students taking online courses for Fall 2020. The impact of this announcement is not yet clear for our campus, based on the way we are planning to move forward for the...
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