MPOWER is passionate about connecting global citizens to the resources you need during your journey. This is our second in a series of COVID-19 resources—please find last month’s resources in our other blog post here.
We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy. Check out the resources below and share with anyone who may find them useful.
Immigration/Visa: Will COVID-19 affect my visa status?
Stay up to date on the COVID-19 effects on U.S. visas and entry for international students. Follow the updates from NAFSA here to learn more about restrictions on student visa status.
Will Fall 2020 classes start? If so, will they be online or on campus?
A lot of schools are still unclear about their plans for the fall, and the debate continues around opening up campuses or staying online. Follow along for all the university updates on this page here to know first what schools are deciding for Fall 2020.
Online Work From Home Tips! : How do I study or work online effectively?
Are you still taking online classes? Or concerned about fall courses? The uncertainty of summer plans might be a great time to take a few online courses and beef up your resume. Or maybe you’re nervous for the upcoming fall semester and the possibility of more online courses. Check out this helpful article explaining how online courses work, and tips to do your best.
Our friends at WES.org shared this helpful article to connect immigrants in the U.S. to online classes for the summer, ways to practice your English language skills, and more! Read these awesome tips here.
Job/Networking/Resume: How can MPOWER assist me in finding a job in the U.S.?
Did you lose your job because of COVID-19? This amazing new website is connecting employers that are hiring with those seeking employment during the pandemic. There are already over 18,000 jobs posted! Check them out and apply here.
Mental Health Resources and Stress Management: Where can I find mental health resources for international students?
Times are tough—but there are resources available to help students like you. This article shares a great list of mental health apps, ways to get free therapy, and different support groups offered. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Healthcare: How do I get health insurance in the U.S.?
ICYMI: Check out this blog on our website for an International Student’s Guide to the U.S. Healthcare System. Learn more about the need for coverage and where to find it during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How do I stay up to date with the current events?
The news can be extremely overwhelming right now. Make sure you still get updates on the COVID-19 crisis. Please be sure to follow reputable sources like the World Health Organization Coronavirus Map.
Miscellaneous fun ones/other resources: What can I do to have fun at home?
Events (i.e. webinars): Does MPOWER Provide Additional Help for the U.S. Visa Process?
Webinar on COVID-19 and Canadian Immigration
MPOWER hosted a webinar with Jenny Perez, a Certified Immigration Consultant and expert on Permanent Residence options, to discuss immigration options in Canada and how the pandemic has changed the process. You can watch the recording here.
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