The 5Cs’ decision to dissolve I-Place communicates a clear lack of consideration for international students’ needs, writes Mabel Lui SC ’21.
The International Place — the Claremont Colleges’ joint resource center for international students — will shut down for good at the end of the 2020-21 academic year, according to officials.
It’s important to recognize the advantages of an online first semester so we can reconstruct our first-year experience in a virtual setting, says Phillip Kong PO ’24.
Displaced from the 5Cs due to the pandemic, international students adopt unnatural sleep schedules in order to remain engaged in classes.
Incoming international students enrolling in fully online classes will not be able to enter the U.S. this fall, according to ICE guidelines.
The U.S. has rescinded a policy that would have stripped international students taking all-online course loads of their visas.
Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps and Claremont McKenna are suing the federal government over a recent ICE ruling impacting international students.
News that Pomona and Scripps classes will be online next semester came two days after an ICE announcement that has left international students unsure of next steps.
New rules issued by ICE would put many international students at risk. The 5Cs must create strong plans to protect all of their international students.
With classes online, some students who live abroad have had to choose between preserving their sleep schedules or engaging with their classmates.