International Students FAQ

International Students

Will students arriving in the U.S. from international locations be required to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to participating in orientation/on-campus activities?
Arkansas Department of Health closely adheres to the guidance on nonessential travel. Per CDC guidelines, JBU requires any student who travels internationally to quarantine at home for 10 (14) days. You can find more information here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Updated April 15, 2021

If I need to participate in classes remotely, will I need to join synchronously (CST time zone) or will there be an option to participate asynchronously to accommodate time zone issues?
If a student is attending class remotely (either due to international travel restrictions or isolation/quarantine), they will need to participate synchronously. Each semester there are several online class options that are asynchronous online. If a student feels it is likely they will not be able to participate synchronously for a large part of the semester, we encourage you to speak with your adviser or the registrar’s office to see about adjusting your course schedule.

Updated July 27, 2020

 

If I travel internationally during a break, will I be required to test or quarantine? 
CDC requires anyone who is traveling internationally to have a negative test before flying. If you are traveling, get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip. Make sure you have the results of your negative test before you travel. Keep a copy of your results with you during travel; you might be asked for them. (Information from the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html) ‚Äč

‚ÄčArkansas Department of Health closely adheres to the guidance on nonessential travel. Per CDC guidelines, JBU requires any student who travels internationally to quarantine at home for 10 (14) days. You can find more information here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html 

Updated April 15, 2021