Many international students in the US have been impacted by severe delays in processing Optional Practical Training work permits, leaving them unable to start their summer jobs or internships, meaning missed opportunities and financial losses.
From innovative new programs focusing on study, volunteering and teaching to a healthcare project in Fiji, GoAbroad handed out awards to 13 winners selected from over 300 nominations at its award ceremony held at NAFSA.
#YouAreWelcomeHere, the social media campaign spreading a welcoming message for international students in the US, will now be managed by NAFSA, the association has announced during its annual conference in May.
Widespread reports of visa restrictions, delays and a high rate of rejections have prompted China's MoE to issue an official warning to US-bound Chinese students about the potential risks they may encounter.
A national association of study state consortia was launched at NAFSA, with the aim of promoting the US as a study destination abroad and strengthening the voice of state consortia at the national level.
According to a new NAFSA report, dangerous policies and anti-immigrant rhetoric have created a chilling effect on enrolment as the US is increasingly viewed as unwelcoming to international students and scholars.
The US Department of Homeland Security has confirmed an increase in SEVP fees for international students on F and M visas by 75%, while schools will see an increase of 76% for certification petition fees.