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Information for Continuing International Students

We recommend that you remain in the U.S.

  • Fall quarter classes will be offered on ground, as hybrid (describe) and online.
  • International students still need to remain full-time (at least 12 credits) and make normal progress in your course of study.
  • If possible, students should try to maintain at least 7 credits of on ground classes.  (For more information, please see Resources link above.)

Travel Restrictions and Our Advice

I am currently in the U.S. but was planning to return to my home country, should I cancel my trip?

  • The Washington Governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy is clear and has your safety as priority.
  • We do not know how long these travel restrictions will last and what additional countries may be added.
  • Many flights departing from Spokane have been canceled. Please contact your program coordinator if you need assistance with this decision.

If you plan to be outside of the U.S. for spring term

If you plan to take online classes from your home country, to ensure the most successful online learning experience, please review these important reminders:

  1. Stay in touch with your Global Education Program Coordinator – Keep us informed of your experience, questions and plans, so that we can provide you with advice and assistance when needed.
  2. Make sure you have adequate computer hardware, software and internet
  3. Graduation – Taking your classes online from overseas will not impact your graduation status. You may still request to transfer your SEVIS record within 60 days from your falls graduation date. 
    • Reminder: 100% refund deadline for summer is July 7, and for fall, September 25.

Information for New Incoming International Students

We are committed to helping provide you with a vibrant start to your college experience. Due to the uncertainty and rapidly changing situation we strongly recommend that you attend our virtual campus for fall quarter, and postpone your arrival to Spokane and campus to winter quarter 2021.

Virtual learning ensures academic continuity for you even if travel restrictions, visa issues or health considerations keep you away from campus. Most classes new students need will be offered online at both SCC and SFCC.  We are committed to providing and excellent online learning experience.

There are exceptions to the recommendation however, if you would like to try to arrive to campus in September, please confirm this preference with the Global Education staff immediately.  Contact us at

We are accepting new student applications through August.  Reach out to us to learn more at

International Student Health Insurance Information (Lewermark Insurance)

If you believe you may have been exposed to the coronavirus and think you need to be tested, please contact your doctor’s office to discuss your symptoms and determine next steps. Treatment of the coronavirus is covered under the international student insurance plan similar to other illnesses.

For questions about pre-existing conditions, contact the international student insurance provider LewerMark at 1-800-821-7710.

You may download your insurance card at

  • log in with your student (SID) number and your birthdate (format MMDDYYYY – for example, March 4, 2020 is 03042020)
  • If you are have problems accessing your card, please contact us at

If you need assistance finding a local urgent care, please reach out to your SCC or SFCC Global Education office at: or

Services included in your International Student Insurance coverage:

  • My Student Support Program MySSP – helping students with stress, sadness, loneliness, and more, as well as supporting students with adapting to a new culture and being successful at school.
  • Nurse Line – Speak with a registered nurse over the phone, 24/7.