Essays by International Students

I’ve recently read some pretty insightful and thought-provoking essays by US-based international students about COVID-19 and hotly contested 6 July 2020 SEVP/ICE decision, later rescinded, to require all international students attending colleges and universities that are offering only online instruction this fall to return home. The articles are listed in descending chronological order.

Kaushik, D. (10.12.20). I came to Pittsburgh for higher education in 2017. It’s time to undo the harm Trump’s rhetoric and policies brought to international students. (10.12.20). PublicSource. Retrieved from

Kamdar, B. (13.8.20). Trump is destroying the American dream for international college students. Boston Globe. Retrieved from

Nguyen, S.L. (14.7.20). The Silence Behind the American Dream. Vietcetera. Retrieved from

Shaheen, M. (14.7.20). We Don’t Belong Here. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from

Duruk, C. (14.7.20). The International Student Bait-and-Switch. Margins. Retrieved from

Qintero, D. (13.7.20). New ICE guidelines jeopardize international students like me. Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings). Retrieved from

Nguyen, S. (12.7.20). When the American Dream Becomes the American Nightmare. Medium. Retrieved from

Kang. J. (10.7.20). I’m An International Student In The U.S. I’m Devastated By ICE’s New Guidelines. HuffPost. Retrieved from

Castiello-Gutiérrez, S. and Li, X. (8.7.20). We are More Than Your Paycheck: The Dehumanization of International Students in the United States. Medium. Retrieved from

Bremmenkamp, V. (8.7.20). An International Student’s Plea (letter to the editor). New York Times. Retrieved from