International students studying in the US on visas must leave the country or risk deportation if their universities and colleges switch to online-only courses, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, universities and colleges in the US are beginning to make the decision to transition to online courses. At Harvard, for example, all course instruction will be delivered online, including for students living on campus. For international students, that means they need to leave the US, according to the statement by ICE.
“This is going to create I think more anxiety on the part of international students, and for those who are still thinking about where they’re going to go in the fall, I think this may push them in the direction of attending a university in another country,” Brad Farnsworth, vice president of the American Council on Education, said. Read on through this link