Dean Michael Barr addresses International Students

July 8, 2020

International students are full members of our Ford School community. We support efforts by the University of Michigan and other schools to reverse or substantially change the short-sighted, egregious policy announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. I understand the stress this new uncertainty is causing. The Ford School is committed to working with our international students to provide the excellent education they deserve, while ensuring that our educational offerings comply with immigration policy. As President Schlissel stated, our current understanding is that the University of Michigan's planned hybrid approach to educational offerings is consistent with the guidance, permitting international students in the U.S. to take in-person and remote courses, and permitting students outside the U.S. to study remotely. We will work with University leadership to further understand and respond to the guidance.