Welcome to the Office of International Affairs
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides advising services and supportive programming to the international community at the University of Chicago. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OIA is not available for in-person appointments, but is available remotely. Please reach out to your OIA adviser via email or by telephone. If you do not know who your adviser is, please visit the OIA Staff Directory.
OIA has developed COVID-19 FAQs for both international students and scholars/employees. They can be found here:
On July 16, a U.S. District Court in Texas blocked the approval of new applicants for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In light of this ruling, the University of Chicago re-affirms our support for students and other members of the University community who are DACA-eligible or undocumented. For more information and a list of available campus and community resources, please visit the Center for Identify and Inclusion’s website.
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Support for International Students Impacted by COVID-19
The news surrounding the COVID-19 situation in India and in numerous countries around the world is undoubtedly alarming and worrisome. With great care for the well-being of our international student community and family members overseas, I write to emphasize that the University is here to support you and provide information about resources and programs that may be helpful at this time.
Geographic COVID-19 Proclamations Affecting Entry from Certain Countries
Updated September 20, 2021
In a briefing on Monday, Sept. 21, 2021, the White House announced a new policy, expected to start in November 2021, that will require all international airline travelers to show proof of full COVID vaccination in order to board a flight to the United States. The requirement will be in addition to the existing COVID testing requirement for all international travelers.