April 14 Message to Summer Study Abroad Students: Summer 2021 Study Abroad Suspended

Dear Summer, 2021 Study Abroad Students,

Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, university leaders have made the decision to suspend all study abroad international travel for Summer 2021. This decision was based upon many factors such as the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19, international travel restrictions, CDC and State department travel guidance, the situation in the host country and at the host institution.  

An appeal process is available for students who feel their particular situation warrants an exception. Students who would like to appeal may complete the online appeal form by Wednesday, April 28 at 11:59 pm ET

We are sorry that COVID-19 has interrupted your plans to study abroad and hope that this decision provides you some clarity for future planning.  We encourage you to consider enrolling in one of our Virtual Global and Intercultural Learning programs to gain valuable internship and research experience or to take international courses this summer. 

While we are hopeful that COVID-19 conditions will improve and international travel will open more in the future, we encourage you to consider studying abroad again on any of our semester programs, a faculty-led study abroad program, or on a short-term program next summer. Please let your Study Abroad Advisor know by April 28 if you would like to transfer your summer application to another term. 

Angela Miller
Director of Education Abroad