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A&M-K has plan to work with international students

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 18:33:21-04

A local university is trying to ease the minds of international students following an announcement Monday from the Trump Administration.

The federal government said international students whose schools will only offer online classes in the fall must return to their home country.

Allen Rasmussen, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M-Kingsville, is trying to ease those students' minds.

Rasmussen said the school will work with international students to get them on-campus enough to be compliant, but not out of their comfort zones.

"Hopefully what this will do is, some of our students will see it and (it will) calm them down a little bit," he said. "Because I know that has made students pretty nervous. But i think we're pretty close, and if they can hear that it's not going to be a huge impact I think we've got everything pretty well set for them."

Rasmussen said an international student taking as little as one, three-hour course on campus should be enough to comply with the new ruling.