Dear friends, partners, and colleagues,
During these unprecedented times, the health of our global community is paramount. At Global Education and Training, we continue to adhere to the guidelines put forth by the University of Illinois, as well as U.S. federal and state agencies.
Following the April 2 message about summer 2020 courses and the April 6 message about summer camps and events from Chancellor Jones and Provost Cangellaris, we are cancelling GET's on-campus summer programs with a start date before July 10, 2020. This decision was not made lightly, and we understand the disappointment this may bring to our program partners and participants.
For select GET programs with a start date before July 10, we are exploring possibilities to offer modified versions of the programs through online delivery, or with a postponed start date. We are communicating on a case-by-case basis with international partner institutions as well as partner units and faculty at Illinois to explore alternative options.
For GET’s on-campus summer school programs with a start date after July 10, at present we continue to prepare for these programs. Our team is monitoring the situation closely. We will share the most up-to-date information with you, aligning our decisions with University and government guidance. We expect to provide our next update on April 15.
Our team is committed to providing high-quality, innovative learning experiences. We remain open to your suggestions, as we are stronger when we work together. Please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
Through this transitionary period for our office and international education more broadly, we are grateful, as always, for your support.
With kindest regards,
Dr. Matt Rosenstein, GET Director