With the very welcome news that embassies are reopening in many parts of the world and that travel restrictions are loosening somewhat, we are optimistic that most of our students arriving from international locations will be able to join us on campus in the fall. However, we are also aware that worldwide travel restrictions may still be in place or, indeed, be imposed as public health conditions change. The pandemic continues to pose a threat here and across the world and to create uncertainty. Our thoughts are with all of you in countries currently in the grip of a deadly wave, and it is our sincere hope that you, your friends and families will remain safe and well and that you will be able to join us as soon as you possibly can.
Students living outside the U.S. who are unable to secure the relevant visa, or whose travel is restricted by public health conditions, may have the option to participate in some College-sponsored remote class options in the fall of 2021. We will consider all such circumstances on a case-by-case basis, and only those international students who find themselves in this situation should request such consideration. Course selections for students unable to travel to campus will likely be limited, and may be delivered in partnership with a partner institution. More information will be shared with international students as it becomes available.
Students who are currently overseas can use the Google Suite applications if they use the Mount Holyoke Virtual Private Network (VPN). For more information, connect with the Help Desk team, who is happy to help you with your technology needs. LITS has more information on VPN on its Learn Remotely page.