Peralta Colleges

Office of International Education

NEWS

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International Students Meeting with OIE on July 9th
Please find the presentation and notes from the meeting here. The OIE appreciates your time and concerns and are doing what we can to support our students. 



Fall 2020 Courses

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FAQ
PowerPoint Presentation
Meeting Recording
Advisors
Mental Health Counseling
FAQ
ICE/SEVP Guidance FAQ (pdf)
PowerPoint Presentation
US ICE Broadcast Message: COVID-19 and Fall 2020 (ppt)
Meeting Recording
OIE International Student Zoom Meeting 7/9/2020 (YouTube)
Advisors
Berkeley City CollegeMatthew Jones: mjones2@peralta.edu CoA | Laney | MerrittMichael Goldberg: mgoldberg@peralta.eduNew Students and Transfer ApplicantsKarla David: kdavid@peralta.eduNha Le: nle@peralta.edu 
Mental Health Counseling
The OIE learned – after the meeting that Dr. Pamela Jenkins is working with PCCD through the fall semester and not until the end of July as mentioned during the meeting.Dr. Pamela JenkinsEmail: askdrj08@gmail.comSubject Line: Peralta College Student

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Earlier today the Office of International Education became aware of US ICE's Broadcast Message: COVID-19 and Fall 2020 which speaks to institutions who are delivering their coursework online this fall 2020 semester. This does not seem to impact students on Post-Completion OPT. I encourage you to read the full guidance: Broadcast Message: COVID-19 and Fall 2020 (pdf). The pdf version has additional language.

Our office will be thoroughly reviewing this guidance, monitoring any potential updates, and reaching out to our larger communities such NAFSA, SEVP Field Reps, and other leaders to address the issues that this guidance creates for our students. I have opened up a Survey where you can share your concerns and questions that you have. You can find the link in your Peralta Email. If you did not receive this message please email me from your student email and I will send you the link. 

Our office is aware that this presents many obstacles that range from the interruption in your living situation, to the financial and practical impact of obtaining flights, the delays this may cause to your academic program, as well as the various states of COVID-19 in your home country. I do not pretend to believe that this an exhaustive list and there may be other challenges as well.

We are planning on hosting a meeting later this week (via Zoom and to be announced) where we can hear directly from you and respond to your questions and concerns. We are truly sorry for what you may be going through but would like to reiterate that we are here for you in this process and would appreciate the opportunity to advise you.

Sincerely,

Thomas Torres-Gil
Director of International Education

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