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International Affairs COVID-19 Information

This webpage is being updated regularly, and we encourage you to check it frequently for important updates.

Updated June 8th, 2021:
  • Updated information for F-1 Students
  • New webinars scheduled for F-1 returning students and new incoming students
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Information for F-1 Students

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Information for J-1 Scholars

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International Travel Information

The Office of International Affairs is currently operating with a remote staff.  We remain available to assist you with all of your needs, including advising and document processing.

International Student Advising

International Student Advisors are available for appointments via Zoom (online/phone) Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Appointments can be booked at 

Sharks Abroad Advising

Sharks Abroad Peer Advisors are available for appointments via Zoom (online/phone).  Schedule your advising appointment at

All documents and forms can still be processed by our office but may only be submitted via email to You are encouraged to use our writable PDFs and scanning/photo capabilities to send documents requiring signatures to your advisors and then along to our office.  If you are having difficulty figuring out how to remotely complete and submit any of our forms, please just let us know.

Upcoming Webinars

COVID-19 Immigration Details & Travel Arrangements for New Students
  • Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Presenter: Sarah Chenworth, Director of International Affairs
  • This webinar will discuss the process of obtaining your NSU I-20, applying for your F-1 visa, and what to expect as you prepare to depart your home country and travel to the U.S. This year, additional time will also be dedicated to COVID-19 related travel disruptions. There will be a Q&A section at the end.
COVID-19 Immigration Details &Travel Arrangements for Returning Students
  • Thursday, July 8th, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Presenter: Sarah Chenworth, Director of International Affairs
  • This webinar will discuss considerations pertaining to COVID-19 and arriving back to the US. Topics covered include: the removal of COVID-19 travel restrictions, vaccines, quarantine, face to face versus online course enrollment, etc. There will be a Q&A section at the end.

Previous Webinars

Winter 2021 Current Students Webinar  - Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. EDT
Current Students Webinar 5 - Monday, July 27, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. EDT
Current Students Webinar 4 - Friday, July 10, 2020 - 9:30am EDT / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 2:00pm EDT
Admitted Graduate & Professional Students Webinar  - Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:00am EDT
Admitted Undergrad Students - Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:00am EDT
Current Students Webinar 3 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:00am EDT
Current Students Webinar 2 - Monday, March 30, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Current Students Webinar 1 - Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00pm EDT

Reminders for all NSU community members:

  • The Office of International Affairs would like to remind you that is the official and most current resource available for NSU updates related to COVID-19.  
  • NSU's official means of communication is through the NSU email address.  It is imperative that students retain access to their NSU email address at all times.
  • Students are strongly recommended to set up multi-factor authorization via the Authenticator app instead of via text message.  This will ensure continued access email, Canvas, SharkLink, and other NSU sites. This should especially be done prior to international travel.  Additional information is available at
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