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International Student COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
92 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 30, at 11:59 AM CDT
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University of Memphis International Student Emergency Fund

The University of Memphis is proud to host students from all over the world, with 72 foreign countries currently represented by over 500 international students in our student body. Our international students excel in their fields of study, contribute to research and innovation, and help make make our city a diverse and inclusive community. We are dedicated to supporting them during these difficult times.  

The International Student Emergency Fund was established to support International Students at the UofM who are unable to return home or obtain employment during the pandemic. The pandemic has affected our international student’s in several ways. We estimate that about 350 international students at the University of Memphis will be unable to return home over the summer break due to COVID-19 travel bans and stay-at-home orders. International students are unable to secure on-campus employment or external internships.   

The Fund will help to assist students who are struggling to afford unexpected expenses such as housing, health insurance, food, transportation, and other essential needs.   

Join our efforts to address the urgent needs of our students facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your gift to the International Student Emergency Fund helps to provide international students with relief during this global crisis. 

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Your donation will provide culturally appropriate meals to an international student impacted by the pandemic.


Bronze Globe

Your donation will provide personal supplies to an international student impacted by the pandemic.


Silver Globe

Your donation will provide mandatory health insurance to international students who cannot afford to purchase insurance during the pandemic.


Golden Globe

Your donation will help us assist students who are unable to obtain employment with utility payments and other expenses during the pandemic.


Platinum Globe

Your donation will relieve the financial burden for students who are unable to pay their rent while away from home.


Diamond Globe

Your donation will allow us to support all of our international students with food, insurance, rent, utilities and help us to continue to provide them with assistance for the duration of the pandemic.

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