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COVID-19 Resources for International Students

July 27, 2020

The OISS understands this is a challenging time, especially for the international community.  Please know that the OISS continues to support and advocate for you during and are always working to provide the most accurate and timely information.  We have developed the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide you with answers to the most commonly asked questions. 



July 27, 2020

OISS Letter Confirming Hybrid Instruction updated July 27th

The OISS has created a letter confirming that BC will offer hybrid instruction. This letter may be printed and downloaded for visa applicaitons and to present upon entering the U.S. if questioned.  Per July 24th policy guidance, NEW initial students must be enrolled in at least one hybrid course in order to obtain a visa and enter the U.S. Therfefore, government officals may want written confirmation that you are NOT in a fully online program. Please read/download OISS Letter confirming Boston College will adopt a hybrid instruction model for the upcoming fall semester.  

 

July 27, 2020

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: New International Students

This FAQ will address your concerns regarding travel, visa applications, current COVID travel restrictions and other questions. Please read the COVID-19 Travel FAQ: New International Students

 

July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: Continuing International Students

In early June BC made the decision to reopen in the fall.  The FAQ will address your concerns regarding travel, visa applications, current COVID travel restrictions and other questions. Please read the COVID-19 Travel FAQ: Continuing International Students

 

 

 BC's general re-opening plan visit:  BC COVID-19 re-opening website

Office of Student Services: COVID-19 FAQ:   This FAQ will address your concerns regarding billing, student accounts and other questions. Please read the Student Services COVID-19 FAQ

University Health Services: www.bc.edu/uhs  617-552-3225

BC Counseling Services: www.bc.edu/counsleing  617-552-3310

BC Office of Residential Life: www.bc.edu/reslife reslife@bc.edu  617-552-3060

Division of Student Affairs: www.bc.edu/vpsa bcsa@bc.edu  617-552-8600

Summary of current travel restrictions: Our professional organization, NAFSA, has a summary here.

Department of State: https://travel.state.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry