Over the past year, our university community has come together in countless ways to help each other adapt to the new reality of pursuing our shared educational mission during a global pandemic. Perhaps no group within our community has faced greater challenges in this regard than our international students, who have had to contend not only with online learning and keeping themselves safe and healthy, but also with the isolation that can come from being far from home, the stress of worrying about the lives and livelihoods of friends and family far away, and the anxiety of not knowing when travel conditions will allow them to reunite with their loved ones. As new COVID-19 waves hit India, Brazil, and many other countries, our international students have experienced the unimaginable grief of losing friends and family to the pandemic, without the comfort of spending their final days and moments together.
We stand in solidarity with our international students as they navigate the unique and devastating impacts the global pandemic has had on their lives and the lives of loved ones in their home countries across the globe. We recognize the fear and uncertainty the pandemic continues to inflict, and remain committed to supporting them whenever and wherever we can.
If you are an international student in need of support or care, we encourage you to contact the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. The International Student and Scholar Office also has COVID-19-related resources available for international students.