Will the U.S. State Department be Prepared to Welcome International Students to the United States?

Link to International Student Visa Concerns Talking PointsHigher education institutions, businesses, and policymakers are concerned about whether our consulates will be able to efficiently process F-1 and M-1 student and J-1 exchange visitor visas in time for the Fall 2021 academic term. COVID-19 has challenged our consulates abroad in unprecedented ways. Thanks to the professionalism and dedication of our foreign affairs offices and other State Department staff, some student and exchange visitor visas have been processed even during the height of the pandemic. But more must be done immediately if we are to ensure our ability to welcome back international students and scholars to our campuses and communities on time this fall. Read more here.