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The PIE News – US HEIs tell int’l students: “You are welcome here”

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Universities in the US are coming together to send a welcoming message to all international students, after prospective students expressed unease about studying in the US following the presidential election.

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Spearheaded by Temple University in Philadelphia, the campaign is backed by a number of US universities that have produced videos of faculty members, staff and students inviting international students to campus.

The #YouAreWelcomeHere hashtag was originally used in a video campaign produced by Study Group. Jessica Sandberg, director of international admissions at Temple University saw it on social media shortly after the presidential election and was spurred to amplify the narrative.

“It’s important that US universities come together on this and send a unified message to let international students know that nothing has changed”

“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,” she told The PIE News.

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