Immigration and Other Resources for International Students

Mount Holyoke offers this list of resources to international students to provide them access to the most reliable, accurate, and up-to-date information regarding the Executive Order signed by the president on January 27, 2017 and the Supreme Court ruling of June 26, 2017.  We will continue to carefully monitor the latest developments and add additional resources to this list as they become available. 

On September 24, 2017, the Trump administration announced a new travel ban for seven countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States stayed preliminary injunctions that had been issued by U.S. District Courts in Hawaii and Maryland, which allows the government to fully enforce this travel ban on all 8 countries. We will update this page with any new developments. 

Faculty and staff who have concerns about their visa status should contact Colleen O'Connor-Rickey in the Dean of the Faculty Office. For resources for Undocumented and DACA students, please click here

Immigration Resources

Updates from Government Agencies

Other Resources

Contacts on Campus

If you have concerns, questions, or just want to talk…

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Iraqi-American author and activist Zainab Salbi shared a global perspective on Islamophobia in the US and how to diversify the evolution of women’s rights.
Diana Wells of Ashoka will speak at Mount Holyoke College’s Global Challenges Conference on Feb. 16, 2018.
This year’s Global Challenges Conference focuses on changing global–local inequalities and features keynote speaker Diana Wells of Ashoka.
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Davis Projects for Peace winner Rosalyn Leban ’18 had plans to serve a community in Nicaragua. Civil unrest changed her project but not her commitment.
Liz Rose ’18 (left) with some of her Vietnamese students.
Six student-athletes spend part of the summer with the Coach for College program to teach sports and academics to middle-schoolers in Vietnam.
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Community encourages conversation. Diversity elevates it. Meet some of the students, faculty and alums who call the community at Mount Holyoke home.
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Students affected or concerned about their status should be in contact with the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.
This is a picture of rural youth in Kenya celebrating receiving sexual and reproductive health information and hygiene products.
Tess Tuitoek ’21 brought her menstrual health and hygiene project to her ancestral village in Kenya.
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A class on social justice and religion teaches students to listen to their ideals and act on them for the greater good.
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Sudiksha Joshi ’19 reflects on her first year at MHC—an adventurous journey from a hill station in the Himalayan mountain range that she calls home.
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Acting President Sonya Stephens joined more than forty college and university presidents in signing a letter regarding the recent executive order.