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?
No. The Arkansas Department of Health has no such requirement currently. 

Updated July 27, 2020

What housing and dining resources will be available if JBU must change mid-semester to remote instruction?
If it is necessary for us to close the residence halls this fall, we will assist all international students in finding appropriate housing off or on campus. If on-campus housing is required, those students will be placed in accommodations that have a kitchen available for self-preparation of meals. (Dining Hall services will be unavailable.)

Updated July 27, 2020

If I cannot get into the U.S. for the fall semester due to travel restrictions or trouble obtaining a visa, can I participate in classes online or remotely?
Yes. Please contact Mindi Stevenson to discuss this option and look at your class schedule.

Updated July 27, 2020

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 cannot return home during the longer winter break, will I be allowed to stay on campus?
For students who cannot return home or do not have other arrangements for winter break, we will assist in finding housing. A reasonable housing fee may be charged when appropriate to cover the cost of living on campus.

Updated July 27, 2020