Earlier this month, the Private Sector Office, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami and the Federal Bureau of Investigation coordinated a DHS for a Day event for 12 university presidents from across the country representing the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board (NSHEAB), a public-private partnership coordinated by the FBI.
As part of the event, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provided tours of the Port of Miami and the Miami International Airport, highlighting DHS’ efforts to strengthen security while promoting the flow of legitimate trade and travel.
The program also featured a panel discussion with representatives from DHS and the Department of State on the international student process.
NSHEAB members shared experiences from international students at their schools and provided recommendations to improve the entry process. To support the implementation of these recommendations, DHS will continue to use its Study in the States website to provide information to international students and academic officials on the international student process. Launched in September 2011, Study in the States serves as a central online information hub for DHS and its agency partners to provide up-to-date information on student visa and exchange visitor programs.