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Alert - Travel to the US Alert: Travel to the US - updated June 26, 2017
Alert - Terror Attacks Alert: Recent Terror Attacks - Posted June 6, 2017
Warning Possible Tuition Fee Fraud
Statement on attacks Travel alert, condolences and support services

Alert: Travel to the US

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the revised Immigration Executive Order that was to take effect March 16, 2017 will be upheld with the exception of foreigners holding “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” These individuals are exempt from the 90-day ban on travellers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

For more information on the decision, please see the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Nos. 16-1436 and 16-1540 (PDF, 111 kB).

At this stage, students should confirm eligibility to travel before departing to the US. Students that have immediate travel plans which cannot be postponed should contact their local consulate and their airlines. All students should expect delays in the clearance process.  

If you are travelling on university activity and have not registered with the Safety Abroad Office, please do so as soon as possible.

Learn how to register with the Safety Abroad Office and attend a US-specific pre-departure orientation.

We will be monitoring developments regarding this ruling to assess its impact on students. Please let us know if your travels were interrupted due to the Executive Order.

For more information, please contact Safety Abroad at 416-946-3929 or safety.abroad@utoronto.ca

Alert: Recent Terror Attacks

The Centre for International Experience would like to extend our condolences to those of you in our community who have been affected by recent terror attacks; especially when those attacks have happened in your home country or in places where you have family, friends or other connections living close by. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

During times like these we are reminded how easily our academic and professional endeavours can be disrupted by events beyond our control. If you feel that you would like a bit of support or simply want to talk about the impact of these events, there are many options open to you including the following:

CIE's transition advising team is available by appointment or drop-in.

U of T's Health & Wellness Centre offers many types of services.  Contact Health & Wellness to make an appointment.

Multi-Faith Centre offers grief support and can connect you with spiritual care

If you are planning to travel abroad on University of Toronto activities, you should consider your travel plans carefully. Please contact the Safety Abroad Office for advice. If you are currently abroad, you are encouraged to reach out to the Safety Abroad Office should you require support.

Possible Tuition Fee Fraud

There is a credit card scam that we know has affected international students in the USA. We want you to be informed about it.

The credit card scam involves criminals who promise to pay a student’s tuition fees at a discounted rate, and in return, the student gives them access to their private university financial account. In fact, the criminals collect the tuition payment from the student and never actually pay the university. You should never give someone else access to your private ROSI/ACORN account. If you believe that you may have been affected by this scam, please contact the CIE and we will connect you with U of T staff who will help you. For a more detailed description of how the scam worked in the USA, please read this article from the Seattle Times.


Posted August 11, 2016

Alert: Attacks in Germany, Turkey, Nice, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia

The Centre for International Experience would like to extend our condolences to those of you in our community who have been affected by the recent deadly attacks in Germany, Turkey, Nice, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia as well as other students impacted by conflict. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

During times like these we are reminded how easily our academic and professional endeavours can be disrupted by events beyond our control. If you feel that you would like a bit of support or simply want to talk about the impact of these events, there are many options open to you including the following:

Any students travelling in the regions or plans to travel in the regions, should consider their travel plans carefully.  Please contact the Safety Abroad Office for advice.