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Marquette University works to help international students continue their education

Posted at 7:12 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2021-07-17 08:43:21-04

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University shared their support for international students Thursday in an email to students.

After a change in policy, some international students may not be able to continue their education in America come the fall semester.

However, Marquette University sent a letter to their students today ensuring that they are doing everything they can to support their international students and provide them with an education.

In the e-mail, Marquette wrote, "Marquette is dedicated to doing everything we can to support our international students’ continued academic experience on campus. As a Catholic, Jesuit institution, Marquette seeks to be an inclusive learning community proud to educate and employ individuals from many backgrounds, perspectives, and national origins."

They then went on to state that students who plan to return in the fall for classes will maintain their F-1 visa status if they plan on taking some classes in-person. Those students are still allowed to take online classes as well, they just must attend some in person.

For students who do not plan to return in the fall and want to take only online courses, Marquette is asking that they contact their adviser. Because of the new policies, those students' F-1 Visas will be inactive.

Near the end of their message to students, Marquette wrote, "Marquette University does not support any decision that limits access to higher education in the U.S. We stand by the AJCU’s statement, which called on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to withdraw this guidance immediately."

They continued on by assuring students that they are welcome at Marquette, and always have been.

"We especially want to remind all of our international students that you are, have been, and always will be welcome here. Each of you make a unique contribution to our academic community through your diverse cultures and worldview enriching all of us," Marquette wrote.

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