Three years ago, on a muggy August afternoon, I found myself unloading cardboard boxes and oversized duffle bags from a rental car as I moved into my freshman dorm at Boston College. Somehow, the nervous 18-year-old girl from Sydney, Australia wound up in Chestnut Hill, Mass., ready to begin her life as a college student….
When the University suspended in-person classes in March, Jiayi Wang, MCAS ’22, returned home to Henan, China to finish out the semester in a different hemisphere, and because of U.S. travel restrictions barring entry to those coming from China, she was unable to return to campus for the fall semester.
“Only Things I Want Are a Haircut And an Education”: Travel Restrictions Threaten International Students, Faculties’ Arrival
A combination of travel bans and immigration restrictions imposed by the Trump administration in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic is making it unlikely that international faculty and students will be able travel to the United States in time for the start of the fall semester.
Elections for the Undergraduate Government of Boston College’s Senate, previously known as the Student Assembly (SA), will be held on Thursday.
UGBC unanimously voted to pass a resolution to its constitution that converts two of its pre-existing seats into seats for international and transfer students.
A variety of factors have contributed to the growth of the international student population on campus, including significant growth in the representation of students from countries in Asia, who constitute 65 percent of the total.
This year, Boston College had 62 international faculty and research scholars in the country on H-1B visas.