Many international students face uncertainty for the fall semester due to visa complications.
In a university-wide email, President Carol Folt called the shootings “hate crimes” and provided students with resources for support.
Los Angeles County is moving forward with wider reopenings this week, including those for indoor restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and other businesses, but international students still face hurdles as they prepare their return to campus.
For USC professors, travel challenges differ depending on their individual citizenship status. Many don’t want to risk the prospect of infection from traveling, but for some, the U.S. maintains travel restrictions that legally ban them from getting aboard airplanes to return home.