Global Programs to host virtual town hall on recent immigration announcement

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Office of Global Programs will host a virtual town hall on Tuesday, July 14, to answer questions regarding the recent announcement that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would no longer provide exemptions due to the coronavirus pandemic for international students taking a fully remote course load during the fall 2020 semester. 

The hour-long Town Hall will begin at 8 p.m. The event can be viewed online at and will be recorded and archived for later viewing.

Joining Global Programs for the event will be:

  • Eric Barron, Penn State president

  • Roger Brindley, vice provost for Global Programs

  • Masume Assaf, director of international student and scholar advising in Global Programs

  • Susan D’Amico, associate director of international student and scholar advising in Global Programs

  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, a Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law, and director of Penn State’s Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic

  • Jennifer Campbell, moderator, director of global operations and learning in Global Programs 

Questions can be submitted via

Penn State remains committed to supporting our international students. President Barron laid out the University’s position, as well as actions it is taking, in his recent message to the community. For more detailed information, visit the immigration FAQ from July 6 on remote learning

For the most current details and Penn State’s response to the coronavirus, visit 


Last Updated April 15, 2021