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Returning to Campus: International Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What impact will Hybrid Virtual and/or online classes have on my student visa? OPT? CPT?

You can study in any modality you wish in Fall 2020 and maintain your visa status. In addition, you can study in your own country in an online-only program or in the Hybrid Virtual modality and maintain your visa status. You will need to be in the U.S. to apply for OPT or CPT.

Will I need to self-quarantine in New York if I am coming directly from my home country?

Make sure to monitor the guidance from the U.S. government on this question, as regulations are changing continually. If you need to self-quarantine, we recommend you come to New York at least two weeks in advance of the start of classes. Professors will be flexible about attendance with those who cannot attend classes due to COVID-19-related restrictions and you will be able to make up assignments. Students who are living in The New Yorker can choose to self-quarantine in their room, and choose a move-in date accordingly, or they can quarantine at a location of their own choosing in New York State and move in closer to the start of class.

All students arriving to New York from an international territory/country with a Level 3 risk assessment level, as defined by the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html), will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

If I am currently out of the United States but wish to continue my studies at LIM, can I do so?

Yes. You can continue your studies in a Hybrid Virtual or online-only modality in the Fall 2020 semester and maintain your visa status.