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2021-2022 COVID-19 UPDATES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

A comprehensive overview of the frequently asked questions (FAQS) about how COVID-19 impacts international students studying at UC San Diego.

 

SEVP/DOS Guidance for the 2021-2022 Academic Year and UC San Diego Operational Plans

(Updated 07/07/2021)

  •  On April 26, 2021, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of State (DOS) released updated guidance on COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 academic year .
  • Per the UC San Diego’s Return to Learn and Fall 2021 Operations Update on April 5, 2021, UC San Diego will make a return to primarily in-person instruction for fall 2021 based on current public health guidance. However, the campus is also planning to offer remote coursework for key gateway courses so that students impacted by visa or travel restrictions can still make progress with their academic programs. Any plans that UC San Diego makes for the fall quarter are subject to change pending public health guidance.
  • ISPO continues to update this page as new information becomes available.

 

Enrollment and Maintaining f-1/j-1 Status

FAQs related to enrollment requirements, such in-person/hybrid class requirements, etc.

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Travel and Housing

FAQs related to eligibility to seek entry to the U.S., and to housing arrangements and quarantine requirements upon arrival to campus.

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Employment Eligibility

FAQs related to eligibility to seek employment while enrolled at UC San Diego.

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HEALTH, SAFETY, AND Other Impacts

FAQs related to vaccine requirements, health considerations, and various other impacts of COVID-19-related policies.

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Stay Healthy Tips

Remember these simple tips to help stay well:

  • Become familiar with and recognize symptoms of illness.
  • Seek care immediately if you have recently traveled within the affected region and are experiencing these symptoms.
  • Always practice good hygiene:
    • Wash hands.
    • Cover mouth while coughing and sneezing (into the crook of your elbow rather than your hands is best).
    • Avoid touching your face, eyes and nose.
    • Avoid sharing food, cups or utensils.
    • Get an annual flu shot.
    • Stay home if you are sick.

Do you have any health questions or concerns?