blog posts Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21 Study Abroad Programs (April 22) Apr 22, 2020 1:30 pm An update on Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21 programs. Department of State Advice to Return As Soon As Possible (March 19) Mar 19, 2020 7:45 pm The U.S. Department of State (DoS) elevated the global travel advisory to Level 4, Do Not Travel. Updated guidance for University of Illinois travelers can be found here. Depart Oceania As Soon As Possible (March 19) Mar 19, 2020 7:30 pm This is an update regarding international flights from Australia for students in Oceania. Depart from Europe As Soon As Possible (March 18) Mar 18, 2020 12:30 pm Follow-up guidance for students departing from Europe in the coming days, students who may need to transit through Europe from Africa or the Middle East should review this as well. Study Abroad Departure Planning: Academic Information (March 13) Mar 13, 2020 11:00 am Follow-up guidance on academics for study abroad students departing their program. Additional travel arrangement assistance Mar 12, 2020 1:00 pm Due to the influx of requests for assistance with travel arrangements, the University of Illinois is adding an additional resource. Students Required to Depart Study Abroad Sites (March 11) Mar 11, 2020 11:45 pm The University of Illinois is canceling all international study abroad for all students beginning March 14. Students Strongly Advised to Depart Europe (March 10) Mar 10, 2020 11:15 am As incidences of coronavirus across Europe continue to increase, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign strongly advises that students reconsider studying abroad in Europe and return to the United States. Early Departure Timelines (March 4) Mar 4, 2020 5:45 pm Important information about returning the Departure Planning & In-Take Form, the timing of departure from study abroad locations as appropriate, and international insurance updates. Follow-Up Guidance on Early Departure (March 3) Mar 3, 2020 7:15 pm Follow-up guidance for students in Italy, South Korea, and others who are departing their study abroad program early.