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OIS wishes you all the best for your exams and Happy Holidays! While you prepare for winter break, keep up-to-date with the information and reminders this month’s newsletter brings […]

Winter Break is around the corner! Whether you are in rush of finals, planning your travel, read our this month’s newsletter for important information, reminders, upcoming events to add to your Fall to-do list […]

We hope that you are having an academically successful fall so far! Read our this month’s newsletter for important immigration related information, updates, upcoming events […]

Welcome to Fall 2023! OIS is so excited you are at JHU for fall 2023 semester. This month’s newsletter has information for updates for students, scholars, and information about upcoming events […]

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (F-1) and Department of State (J-1) have provided enrollment flexibilities since March 2020 which have permitted students to take online (including hybrid) courses in excess of what the regulations normally allow. Starting in summer 2022, however, university operations returned to normal, so all students must once again meet normal […]

The following message was emailed to current and continuing international students on 05/27/2022 Dear New and Continuing International Students: We hope everyone had a successful spring and is now ready for summer. Special congratulations to Spring 2022 graduates and all Summer and Fall 2022 newly admitted students! Staff in OIS have been very hard at […]

Student Well-being’s latest blog post includes a collection of mental health and student services resources as well as coping strategies for students who have been affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. You can access the blog by visiting

Dear JHU International Students, Scholars, Faculty, and Staff: The White House has implemented significant changes to COVID travel requirements, effective November 8, 2021. It has revoked all country-specific travel restrictions and implemented a new COVID vaccination requirement for all nonimmigrants. Please visit the OIS COVID-19 Immigration-Related FAQs and thoroughly review the “General” section to understand the new […]

The following message was emailed to new and continuing international students on 8/26/21. Welcome to Fall 2021. We hope you are prepared for the start of the term. For the past 17 months, the Office of International Services (OIS) has operated fully virtually to serve your immigration, visa, and travel needs by providing guidance, issuing required […]

The following message was emailed on 8/13/2021 to students with a pending or requested OPT application as well as to all students with an I-20 end date prior to 2/1/2022. You are receiving this email because the Office of International Services (OIS) recently issued you an I-20 with an OPT or STEM OPT recommendation and […]