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As you may know I’ve a new book out 😊 so for today’s #FollowFriday I’m going to credit everyone on Twitter who helped, inspired or are a source of support listed in #BeingWellInAcademia

It’s going to be a marathon thread! Get ready and prepare to follow some amazing folk 🌟
Let's go! Beginning with a #FollowFriday for @DrHelenKara and @ThomsonPat who are the series editors of the Insider Guides to Success in Academia routledge.com/Insider-Guides… of which #BeingWellInAcademia is a part
Who's in the acknowledgements of #BeingWellInAcademia? A lot of folk not on Twitter and @lindsay_odell @butlerceri who are here and who I've enjoyed working with for longer than I can remember 😊 #FollowFriday
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Let me share a true 'horror story' of #academia titled #STEMOPT. Imagine being an #internationalstudent in a #globapandemic #COVID19 and finishing a #PhD while navigating this process. read on... Image
In layman terms OPT from #USCIS is required for all #internationalstudents in Masters' and PhD programs to legally work in the US after completing the degree. My application got approved last week amidst the possibility that new OPT approvals might be cancelled for the year. sigh Image
I had to a) give up a dream #postdoc @UTAustin and apologize for it. b) Survive 4 months without financial support waiting 2.5 months. c) Run a household of 2 (wife, a software engineer unable to work in US due to visa restrictions) and finish requirements for my #PhD.
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Up until 9 months ago (green card 🙏), I was on an F1 visa for 13 years. This last measure is unbelievably cruel but perhaps you don't realize how many other hurdles international students face. This is what it was like for me 👇 #StudentBan #InternationalStudents 1/n
Step 1: Apply to college, get accepted. That's where it ends for US citizens & permanent residents. For undergrads and MS students, you first have to show the school that you already have the $$ to pay for tuition AND everything else for yr 1 - they issue an I-20 #StudentBan 2/n
You then take that I-20 to apply for a #F1visa and it's up to the consul to decide whether your family has enough $$ to pay for your education. The consul that reviewed my visa app for undergrad almost denied me mine. I was almost in tears during that entire appt #StudentBan 3/n
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600+ students attended @UTAustin's
#internationalstudents Town Hall re. the #StudentBan 👀

Here is what I learned: A (Short) Thread 🧵

1) UT is considered a "hybrid" (both online and face-to-face) institution "and must follow rules for that institution time"
2) All F-1 students must be issues a new I-20 by August 4. With 5,600+ international students at @UTAustin alone, we can expect a logistic nightmare
3) Students enrolled in only online courses will not maintain F-1 status (unclear what happens if students are currently abroad)
- Hybrid courses count as face-to-face courses
- Unclear if ICE will audit courses for a certain level of face-to-face meetings in hybrid classes
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LONG THREAD BECAUSE I HAVE A LOT OF THOUGHTS
1. I was an international student admissions evaluator & advisor for 3 years. I’ve issued I-20s. I’ve had countless international students in my office. I currently still work in international admissions/collegiate administration. 1/14
2. I am not/have never been an international student, but I want US natives to understand why their international classmates/students/peers are freaking out & overwhelmed right now:
- Imagine you were admitted to a university in a foreign country. It’s prestigious and exciting.
3. - You can only get the visa paperwork to come if you fork over/provide proof of enough money for a full year’s tuition, living expenses, MANDATORY student insurance, and various fees.
- Maybe you get lucky or are awarded funding based on your merit to offset costs. Maybe not.
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We are bringing to you Latest #USA_Scholarships for you to Study as an #InternationalStudents. Most of these #Scholarships are Fully Funded Scholarships.
Check out the List from the Comment Section
Pace International Scholarships in USA 2020
Pace University is delighted to offer a number of Pace International Scholarships for overseas students pursuing an undergraduate programme at the university. These scholarships for international students… See worldscholarshipforum.com/pace-internati…
Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship 2019 [UPDATED]
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the highest sponsor of humanitarian support to the International Community. Here the Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship awards students worldscholarshipforum.com/gates-scholars…
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Let’s talk about #lectures in HigherEducation
.@LangOnCourse alerts us to: When should we lecture in class? Excellent examples and analysis of the (positive) role of the lecture from @dgooblar chronicle.com/article/Is-It-#teaching #learning #lecture
.@mariosbham comments on "#Lectures: a much-maligned format which can be truly inspirational" #HigherEducation edudevelopmentbham.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/lec…
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