Don’t Miss the September 2018 Edition of SEVP Spotlight

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Welcome to News and Updates from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). This message provides useful information for the international student and academic communities.

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Beginning in September, SEVP will distribute its quarterly edition of SEVP Spotlight through GovDelivery. SEVP Spotlight, a newsletter for the academic community, includes important program news, seasonal reminders and updates relevant to the international student life cycle.

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Learn More about Campus Partnerships with DHS

Join SEVP, Project Campus Sentinel (PCS) and Project Shield America (PSA) on Sept. 27, 2018, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT for the Government Voices Webinar: Campus Partnerships with DHS. During the webinar, PCS agents, PSA staff and SEVP representatives will discuss their roles in the international student life cycle and their work with the academic community.

To save the date to your calendar, visit the Government Voices Webinar: Campus Partnerships with DHS page on Study in the States.

Explore Emergency Preparedness Resources for National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This September, the theme is, “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” Explore the emergency preparedness resources on and Study in the States to ensure your SEVP-certified school and F and M students are prepared in case of emergency events.

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Warn your International Students about Common Scams

As the school year begins, remind your new and returning international students to be vigilant about common scams. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will never ask students to transfer money to an individual or pay fees by phone or via email. For more information and tips, visit the Study in the States blog.

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