The university resumed study abroad in January 2022. Many students successfully completed their Spring program of study with great experiences. At the same time, COVID-19 risks remain, ranging from inconvenience (masks, testing, social distancing) to serious challenges (quarantines, lockdowns, travel disruptions, increased anxiety) to asymptomatic and severe symptomatic infection. The university works with partners to identify suitable programs and works with students to adequately prepare them for the experience. Despite university and partner efforts, risks will remain as the pandemic’s trajectory evolves.
Consequently, each student must carefully and personally evaluate program and location information (testing, quarantine, accommodations, mitigation measures, infection response, and program support) to determine their readiness and comfort studying abroad. We encourage students to make a decision that balances their comfort levels, well-being, and academic plans.