Planning for Fall Term 2020: New DHS Procedures and U-M Updates

On Monday, July 6, the U.S. government issued new guidance for F-1 students for the Fall 2020 Term. We know the announcement has caused stress and frustration for many in our campus community, and are working to limit the disruption of this new guidance for new and current students. U-M President Schlissel and senior leaders have issued a statement expressing U-M’s strong disagreement with the new policies. The International Center is disappointed that DHS will not extend the same flexible online guidance issued last March to the Fall semester, in light of the ongoing COVID crisis. 

Health Insurance and COVID-19 Insurance Information for International Students and Scholars

If you are concerned about possible health care costs if you did need to be tested or treated for COVID-19, please remember that the U-M health insurance plans, including the International Student/Scholar Health Insurance Plan, and the health insurance plans administered by the U-M Benefits Office, such as GradCare, U-M Premier Care, etc. all cover medically necessary health care costs related to testing and treatment for infectious diseases and medical conditions, including COVID-19.

6/23/2020: Presidential Proclamation titled Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak

On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation that will restrict entry of certain foreign nationals on new H-1B or H-4 visas. Entry to the U.S. using a few other visa types is also restricted, but these visa types do not apply to U-M. The proclamation takes effect at 12:01 am EDT on June 24, and will be in place through December 31, 2020.