International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

ISSS Mission
International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) cultivates a supportive and inclusive community by centralizing immigration advising resources and co-curricular support programming for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars. We are committed to the success and well-being of SJSU’s international community and strive to enhance the student and scholar educational and social experiences throughout their time at SJSU and beyond.
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Immigration Guidelines for the 2023-2024 academic year

Effective May 11, 2023, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) ended its Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance, consistent with the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, following the end of the COVID-19 National Emergency on April 10, 2023.

Although SEVP’s COVID-19 guidance is terminated as of May 11, 2023, active F-1 students will be able to complete the 2022-23 academic year under the COVID-19 flexibilities through the 2023 summer semester. For the 2023-2024 academic year, regulations will revert back to pre-COVID, requiring enrollment in in-person courses with the exception of one online course per semester. ISSS will post more thorough guidance in the coming weeks.

For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for SEVP Stakeholders About COVID-19.

As of May 12, 2023, nonimmigrants traveling to the United States no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight. For more information, please refer to the CDC travel guidance.

ISSS will continue to update our FAQ pages for current and new students. Please know that we remain committed to all of our Global Spartans, current and new. 

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