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The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) seeks to empower our international community through holistic support and advising in order to create global minded citizens.

Travel Advisory

OISS advises that continuing international students, faculty and staff undertake non-essential international travel with caution in light of the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on visa processing at U.S. Embassies and consulates overseas, along with the potential for new travel restrictions put in place with short notice. If your visa has expired and you travel overseas, your face an increased risk of not being able to return to the U.S. due to U.S. consulate closures and the backlog of visa applications, especially in certain locations.  Changes in travel restrictions may be imposed with little notice which could impact your ability to return to the US on your desired timeline.  Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Updates and FAQs page for more details, and contact OISS via e-mail if you would like assistance in assessing the risks related to internatioanl travel.

Please be aware of the COVID-19 related travel restrictions and protocols established by the CDC as well as Lehigh's COVID-19 policy. It is recommended that you review the guidance prior to arranging travel to Lehigh.

By the Numbers

International Students and Scholars


international students call Lehigh home.


countries are represented.


of the student body is international.