CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - International students across the country are facing tough questions.
"They're thinking about, if I go home or should I just try to find a school that can help me out until things normal out," said Brian MacDonald, the Executive Director of International Learning at DeSales University.
"Do they put their health at risk in order to stay in the United States or are they going to risk losing their education and be forced back," said Kin Cheung, Assistant Professor of South and East Asian Religions for Moravian College.
President Trump, in agreement with guidance from ICE, is reminding international students that their visas do not qualify for online-only learning while they're studying in the U.S.
"It's definitely a difficult time for a young person to be making decisions about their education, particularly those students that are already here in the United States," said Erika Davis, Vice President of Enrollment at Cedar Crest College.
Cedar Crest, Moravian and DeSales are offering classes half online and half in the classroom. Harvard and MIT are going online-only and are suing over the issue because their international students could then be deported if they stayed.
"We should try to keep the great young minds that are in our country right now that will contribute to the system, contribute to knowledge-building and contribute to science, technology and jobs," said Cheung.
Many international students are adjusting and trying to find schools offering in-class instruction.
"Just today I received an email from a student from a school in Western PA, who's considering going to an online-only model, asking if could they attend DeSales for their last year," said MacDonald.
The schools understand it's a fluid situation and say they plan to put the needs of the students first.
"I think it's just a reminder that people are people and we're here to serve our students. That's the most important thing," said Davis.