Spring Regulatory Agenda: 5 Key Takeaways and Changes Worth Celebrating

NAFSA's International Educator

Jul 6 2021 • 32 mins

In this episode of the IE podcast, NAFSA's Director, Regulatory Practice Liaison Steve Springer breaks down the 2021 Spring Regulatory Agenda. In addition to giving important context for this edition of the agenda, we discuss five key takeaways, including the withdrawal of proposed changes to duration of status, SEVP fees, reforms to practical training, and more.

Overall, this edition turns away from restrictionist policies and is more supportive of international education, says Springer—changes that were not anticipated this soon from the Biden administration but are nonetheless worth celebrating. We also talk about the recent improvements and positive signs in stakeholder engagement from many government agencies.

For more details about the regulatory agenda, visit NAFSA's Adviser's Manual.