Lehigh University faculty, staff and students from across campus came together to send a message to international students and scholars: You are welcome here! The video is part of a campaign started by Temple University to help international students feel comfortable studying on American campuses.
“I felt like it was important that US universities come together on this instead of competing, and send a unified message to let international students know that nothing has changed, that we welcome them, that university campuses are progressive, open-minded, friendly places, and that we truly value that here,” Jessica Sandberg, director of international admissions at Temple, told The PIE News, a website for international educators.
More than 1,000 international students call Lehigh home, and Lehigh President John Simon and senior administrators have released statements reiterating Lehigh's support for the free exchange of people and ideas. As the Principles of Our Equitable Community state, "We affirm the inherent dignity in all of us, and we maintain an inclusive and equitable community." In other words, you are welcome here.