COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
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COVID-19 Information

As UMBC works to help students understand the evolving situation surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19, we in IES recognize that international students have unique concerns.  Please review the information below to learn more about the concerns international students are reporting. Please direct any questions to, and we are happy to help.


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Sources of Good Information


Protecting Yourself

Health Insurance Information

Discrimination, Stress, and Anxiety

Working with UMBC Remotely

Accessing IES Services Remotely

F-1 Rules

What if I Decide to Go Home? 

OPT Concerns

Visa Delays