The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in travel restrictions that have directly impacted the School of Informatics and Computing’s Department of BioHealth Informatics and its ability to educate its students in the Fall semester. This has resulted in many international students deferring their admission until the Spring. The BHIRC was approached to develop an engagement program to reach out to the students from India and get them involved with the school through a competition designed to develop solutions for dealing with the pandemic. This four-month serial competition will introduce them to informatics in a practical way while helping them to prepare for attending in the Spring. It will pair future and existing students to build relationships with peers, faculty, and the school to help make their educational experience a success.