The Peabody Institute shares and emphasizes the dismay expressed by the Johns Hopkins University regarding the recent guidance issued for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. Our international students are valued members of the Peabody community and we believe that this needlessly restrictive pronouncement has the potential to negatively impact them as individuals and our community as a whole. While we work with the University to resolve many unanswered questions about implementation of this rule, our goal is to identify options which might mitigate the impact of this decision on the lives and studies of our international students. We will be in touch with continuing international students very soon to offer guidance. As always, the Peabody Institute remains committed to providing the highest level of performing arts training to the world’s most talented artists and performers.