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Written Question
Foreign Students: USA
Monday 27th July 2020

Asked by: Baroness Featherstone (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the government of the United States that foreign students will not be able to stay in that country if universities have moved classes fully online, what steps they are taking (1) to protect, and (2) to support, British students planning on studying in the United States in the autumn.

Answered by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

On 14 July, the government of the United States of America confirmed that it will not require international students to leave the country if they are unable to continue their studies in-person because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The government welcomes this decision.