International Safety and Security and study abroad staff are evaluating the resumption of study abroad for the Fall 2021 semester and Academic Year 2021-2022. Due to COVID-19, the university is evaluating a limited number of programs. All study abroad applicants received an update on planning for study abroad. Three unique updates were sent:
- The university identified programs and partners for further evaluation. Applicants to those programs were informed that the deadline for application was extended until 15 March, and any decision on study abroad applications are unlikely before late March. Read the message to students.
- The university identified programs and partners that will not be evaluated for Fall 2021 programs. Applicants to those programs were informed of the decision and offered the opportunity to consider other programs, delay their study abroad, or withdraw their application. They have been encouraged to speak with their respective study abroad advisor if they have questions or need additional advising. Read the message to students.
- The university also determined that programs in Japan and Australia would not be offered due to the likelihood that students would not be allowed to enter those countries before late 2021. Applicants to those programs were offered the same options and advice as programs not being considered. Read the message to students.
All applicants were informed that the university may decide not to offer any study abroad opportunities in Fall 2021 as we navigate the uncertainty of surges, emerging mutations, and varied governmental responses.
Common questions have been addressed in the FAQ found on the Safety Abroad website. Please direct any questions you or your students may have to the program sponsor or the campus study abroad office (email@example.com).