Peralta Colleges

Office of International Education


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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.


Thomas Torres-Gil
Director of International Education

Category: Peralta
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The OIE is hoping to centralize information for our international students who plan to transfer to the university this fall at the Bachelor level. We encourage the students review specific guidance for your university as well as check with a counselor. 

Click on the words below to visit their pages:

University of California's (UC) Response on Admissions due to COVID-19

California State Univerity's (CSU) Response to COVID-19

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