Message and Resources for International Students Regarding COVID-19

When the world feels overwhelming amidst these very unique times, our hearts go out to the JHU international student community and their families around the world. We know that it can be challenging to navigate all of your academic, personal and professional responsibilities. We want you all to know that the Counseling Center is here to support you and to provide you with resources and guidance. § Counseling Center (JHUCC) – serving Homewood and Peabody students.

o Individual Counseling or Brief Consultation: for international students who experience emotional distress, adjustment, race-based stress, concerns of home country and family or any related mental health concerns.

o Group Counseling: for Homewood and Peabody international students who hope to get weekly support and stay connected, especially for those who stay on campus.

o Workshops: for students who want to build skills in mindfulness, stress management and wellness topics.

o Virtual Discussion Spaces: for international students seeking one-time discussion to get connected, share emotions and feelings, hear from others and discuss tips for coping. Some discussion spaces are for general students, some discussion spaces are specifically for international students. o Free Online Self-Help Tools for Coping: free for all JHU registered students.Free Online Self-Help Tools for Coping: free for all JHU registered students.

On the Homewood and Peabody campuses, many offices have physically closed their locations but the staff continue to work remotely and are available to assist you. Below are selected campus resources for international students:

o COVID-19 Immigration-Related (VISA) FAQs
o Updated message for F-1 student regarding remote instruction

  • Office of Multicultural Affair (OMA) : Connection, Socials, and Community.
  • Student Outreach & Support @ Dean of Student Life: interventions, advocacy, referrals, family emergencies, financial issues, emergency/medical leave of absence or other obstacles that may impact wellbeing and academic success.
  • Office of Institutional Equity (OIE): Investigation and resolution of harassment and/or discrimination in the workplace or educational environment whether committed by managers, faculty, administrators or students.
  • Office of Graduate Academic Affairs: provide support, resources, and information for graduate (international) students who want to make the most of their academic and research careers at the Whiting School, including navigating appropriate boundaries or conflicts with professors.
  • JHU Student Health and Wellness Center: provide confidential health care to international students. Providers include board-certified physicians, nationally certified nurse practitioners, a licensed dietitian, registered nurses, medical assistants, and a women’s health nurse practitioner.