We also think that we have a viable option for coming back in August (yes, we get to be in the States for about 6 weeks this summer!). Thomas has contacted a language center that can facilitate our visas and registration. We would be under student visas, which also get 1-year registration.
So, clear as mud, right? Thank you for those of you who have been praying for us about these very confusing things. We are thankful that God is continuing to make things clear for us in these strange situations!