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Welcome to today’s #IntlEdNow Twitter chat! Today we are focused on the impact of #COVID19 on the 1.7M #intlstudents in the U.S. and Canada.
We will examine the issues international students are facing; what HEIs are doing to meet their needs; how the #intled community can come together to help them; and share best practices and resources. #IntlEdNow
First question! Q1: #COVID19 is affecting higher education institutions, faculty, staff, and students across the U.S. and Canada. What particular challenges are #intlstudents facing? #IntlEdNow
Q2:  What are HEIs doing to ensure the safety of all #intlstudents amid the #COVID19 pandemic? #IntlEdNow
Q3: Outside of education institutions, what are other organizations doing to help #Intlstudents navigate the pandemic? #IntlEdNow
Q4: What barriers do #intlstudents face in terms of accessing health care and mental health support? #IntlEdNow
Q5: Many institutions switched almost overnight to an online learning model. Have #intlstudents been able to adapt? #IntlEdNow
Q6: Let’s talk for a moment about financial well-being. Many #intlstudents rely on on-campus jobs to make it through school. In the face of #COVID19-related loss of income, what are their options? #IntlEdNow
Q7: What is the outlook for graduating #intlstudents seeking to start their careers? #IntlEdNow
Q8: In the U.S., @PresImmAlliance, @NAFSA, @ACEducation, and others have advocated tirelessly to mitigate legal status risks for international students. What actions have had the biggest impact? #IntlEdNow
Q9: What advocacy efforts have been most productive in supporting #intlstudents in Canada? #IntlEdNow
Q10: Intl’l students in other top #intlstudent destinations are facing the same types of challenges. What are some best practices or initiatives beyond North America? #IntlEdNow
Q11: What resources and opportunities are available to international students whether they are here in the U.S., Canada, or elsewhere? #IntlEdNow
Q12: How can the communities where international students live contribute to their wellbeing? Who is doing a good job? #IntlEdNow
Q13:  How can the #highered community collaborate more effectively in support of #intlstudents? #IntlEdNow
Q14: How will the support we are offering #intlstudents today impact the future of international education? #IntlEdNow
Last question! Q15: What’s one piece of advice you’d offer to the field – perhaps to the administrators, the associations, the service providers – on how to ensure #intlstudents are well-supported currently? #IntlEdNow#COVID19
Thank you to our cohosts and contributors for a great first discussion on how best to support #intlstudents in the U.S. and Canada through the #COVID19 pandemic! Keep the conversation going! #IntlEdNow
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