July 7, 2020

Dear International Students:

You have probably heard the news that U.S. Immigration and Customs issued a rule on July 6, 2020 that international students will not be able to take ONLY online courses and remain legally in the US this fall.

We understand that these are stressful times, so please know you are welcome and valued at UMB. We value you and the richness that you bring to our Baltimore community as international students. We are here to support you.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has not yet finalized plans for Fall 2020 instruction.  Further details will be forthcoming, but we want you to know that we are working to ensure that you have a quality educational experience this fall. Dr. Jarrell and UMB senior leaders will share additional information as details become finalized.

We are collaborating and consulting with other institutions in the U.S., all of which are facing the same situation.

The Office of International Services and the campus will communicate updates as soon as we are able. Updates will also be posted on the Office of International Services website.


Patty Alvarez, PhD, MS                                                Amy Ramirez, MA
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs                    Director, International Services
Office of Academic Affairs                                            Center for Global Engagement

 Click here to review updates to OIS services.

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The Office of International Services promotes the benefits of international educational exchange in UMB’s teaching, research, and service. We realize this mission by providing support services to international students and scholars who come to UMB from around the world and programs that raise global and intercultural awareness among all UMB students and scholars.

International Student Peer Mentorship Program

Incoming and current students can sign up to connect with one another and get helpful tips before arriving on campus.

Learn more here