July 13, 2018 message from Associate Provost for International Programs
As you know, on June 26, 2018 the US Supreme Court ruling upheld the Travel Ban, determining that it was a lawful exercise of the President's authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act. This ruling codified the amended restrictions that were issued by the President on April 10, 2018 updated the Travel Ban issued on September 24, 2017. The seven countries that remain subject to travel restrictions are Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. The April 10 amendments removed visa restrictions imposed on nationals of Chad.
- Our webpage on the Travel Ban contains helpful resources and FAQs.
- Get involved supporting our global community on campus:
- Sign-up for SCU's new i-Exchange program connec
ting faculty and staff with SCU international students for conversation, a meal, or other activities
- Attend a Global Community Hour, watch for 2018-19 dates TBD
- Learn more about international students
- Santa Clara University hosts approximately 1,600 international students
- In 2016 the number of international students at US colleges and universities surpassed one million for the first time - an increase of seven percent from 2015. Despite the political situation in the US, international student enrollments increase over 3% overall in 2017.
- Despite the national rhetoric, universities throughout California, and especially Silicon Valley, including SCU continue to see significant growth in our international student enrollments.
- International students contributed $39.4 billion to the US economy in 2016 according to the US Department of Commerce.