As spring break approaches, here are some friendly reminders that we hope you will consider as you contemplate any travel. We hope you will enjoy the time away from work and school and return safely and promptly to New Orleans to finish out the semester.
We understand that as international students, travel is an important part of your experience and at this time we are still urging caution when planning any non-essential international travel. Consular delays are still impacting visa appointments, COVID surges may still impact your ability to return, the geopolitical situation may impact safety, and travel restrictions are subject to change at any time. If you are delayed in returning, it could impact your academic status and your immigration status in the US. Before deciding whether to travel abroad, we urge you to check our Travel Guidance, and to make an appointment to speak with one of our advisors if you have any questions.
In order to return to the US, you will need a Travel Signature on your I‐20 or DS‐2019, authorized within the past year.
Where can I find the travel signature?
When do I need a travel signature?
What documents do I need to re-enter the United States?
If you are on OPT, you will also need: