We understand that with the current situation surrounding COVID-19, things are changing frequently. As such, we’ve created this space to provide the latest updates, answers to common questions we’ve been receiving from other international students like yourself, as well as any other information and resources we think would be helpful.
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July 7, 2020
Dear Sofia students,
As you are likely aware, yesterday SEVP issued additional guidance on Covid-19 exemptions for the Fall 2020 term. SEVP Guidance
At this time the Sofia university administration is working diligently to review our current SEVP approved operational plan which allowed for substituting Zoom meetings for face-to-face class time to see what adjustments need to be made to meet the updated guidance provided on July 6, 2020. Please note that we are doing everything in our power to ensure that the impact on our student body is minimal while remaining safe for all. This is an extremely fluid situation and we will continue to update you all as we have more information.
For specific questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email or phone.
Up to date information on COVID-19 and the effects on F-1 Students
Letter from the Office of the DSO
Sofia University does not recommend travel due to the changing nature of U.S. immigration policy, the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and its impacts to global travel. For important information regarding current U.S. immigration policy, Executive Orders, and travel advisories, please revise CDC travel advisory website for answers to common questions about travel and support resources.
Sofia University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and Presidential Proclamations suspending entry into the United States for those deemed to pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19, specifically travelers entering from Iran and China within the last 14 days. Restrictions to travel to and from China, Iran, and other regions are rapidly evolving, as well as impacting Chinese Embassies and Consulates working with U.S. visa applications. Be aware that travelers returning from CDC Level 3 countries may encounter serious difficulties returning to the United States.
Should you have urgent, emergency travel needs to or from this region, please contact your DSO: Raisa Velazquez at firstname.lastname@example.org and Rosalie Cook at email@example.com so that the university is able to comprehensively advise and support you with your travel plans.
At this time, the CDC has issued no advisories or restrictions related to travel within any area of the United States.
We encourage you to read to read the CDC’s frequently asked questions and answers .
Please continue to review the CDC Website for updates as new information is available on a daily basis.