Guidance and Support Offered to International Students

Moderator Willis Wang, vice president and associate provost for global programs (from left), and panelists Jeanne Kelley, ISSO managing director, immigration lawyer Elizabeth Goss, Jennifer Grodsky, vice president for federal relations, Alejandra St. Guillen, director of Boston’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, and Kenneth Elmore (SED’87), associate provost and dean of students, at Tuesday's panel discussion on the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration.

Moderator Willis Wang, vice president and associate provost for global programs (from left), and panelists Jeanne Kelley, ISSO managing director, immigration lawyer Elizabeth Goss, Jennifer Grodsky, vice president for federal relations, Alejandra St. Guillen, director of Boston’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, and Kenneth Elmore (SED’87), associate provost and dean of students, at Tuesday’s panel discussion on the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration.

The following article was featured on BU Today:

“The situation is fluid. Be conservative. Ask for help. Don’t go through this alone.

That was the advice to international students at the BU Town Hall Meeting: President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration, which drew about 150 people to the George Sherman Union’s Metcalf Hall on Tuesday evening. A show of hands revealed that international students made up at least half of the audience.

‘The University is going to make sure it’s about care,’ said Kenneth Elmore (SED’87), associate provost and dean of students. ‘You should not face the anxiety that you feel alone.’

Elmore said students should use his office as well as the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO), Marsh Chapel, and others as places to get help for anything that’s worrying them, from making difficult travel decisions to finding a shoulder to cry on.”

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