We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic creates particular burdens for students who are from countries other than the United States, and are gratified that the U.S. government agreed, on July 14, 2020, to rescind a proposed policy blocking international students from coming to or remaining in the United States if their courses are taught entirely online.

The College has invited all of our undergraduate students back to campus in the fall, and we are taking several steps to support the participation of our international students. International students may return to Vermont for in-person instruction if that is feasible for them, or they may study remotely, wherever they choose.

Our international students who returned home during the past few months now face the challenge of closed consular services, which makes it difficult for them to obtain the necessary paperwork and jeopardizes their plans to return to campus. These students will be able to study remotely with Middlebury in the fall.

This guide will be updated with new information as soon as it becomes available. During these challenging times, please be aware that the staff of ISSS are here to assist students with navigating not only immigration and visa issues, but also with other questions and concerns relating to student well-being and adjustment.