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International students heading to California colleges navigate vaccine, visa hurdles

CalMatters, May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

International students heading to California colleges navigate vaccine, visa hurdles

UC Irvine, which enrolled the fifth most international students of California institutions last academic year, has 1,116 students enrolled in 2020 living abroad — and 899 of those students are in China. “My concern for our students is really, are they going to be able to get a visa to arrive on time,” said Anna Wimberly, UC Irvine’s director of international student services.