June 2020 Update. As the world continues to respond to COVID-19, international travel remains difficult, U.S. Consulates have not yet reinstated regular visa processing, and bars prohibiting foreign nationals who have been in certain countries within 14 days of seeking admission to the United States are still in place. The International Offices team is working remotely to maintain full support for the Caltech and JPL international community, where ever you are. We understand how difficult it is for you to make decisions about international travel, study, and employment when there are so many unknown factors. Similarly, the effectiveness of our advice is limited, too, by what is known at present. Stay safe, be well, and let us know how we can help you.
You belong here. Caltech and JPL attract international students, postdocs, visitors, staff, and faculty from around the globe in pursuit of scientific and engineering excellence. Our community is formed by people who share the common language of scientific inquiry and imagination, regardless of whether or not they share cultural backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own cultural voices to their endeavors. We strive to amplify Caltech President Rosenbaum's 2019 message regarding Our International Community of Scholars. Even the International Offices team is reflective of our community's international diversity with representation from four continents.
It is essential that we maintain the open, vibrant sense of community that is so central to successful scholarship and innovation. In particular, we must ensure that our international colleagues – students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and visitors – continue to feel welcome here, and continue to enjoy the personal and professional support that they need to pursue their most ambitious goals...
Whether your stay at Caltech or JPL is for a few months or for many years, we hope that you find a home on campus or on lab. We hope to provide you and your families with U.S. immigration and intercultural support throughout your affiliation with Caltech and JPL. You belong here.
Director, International Offices