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 February 26, 2021

2021 Summer Cancellation & Fall 2021 Application Deadline Extended

The Center for Education Abroad (CEA) along with the Office for Global Engagement and senior University leadership have made some decisions regarding programs and international travel for students during the summer 2021 and fall 2021 terms.

The University has continued monitoring the COVID-19 situation abroad and due to the conditions in the United States and internationally, the difficult decision was made to cancel all University-related travel abroad for summer 2021. This cancellation includes all programs and travel for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Education Abroad programs within all University schools. The decision to cancel is based on the limitations in vaccine acaccessibility, international travel requirements, quarantine requirements and the overall health and safety of students.

The University understands that graduate students, in particular some doctoral students, may need to travel abroad for their research or academic programs. Graduate students may contact their appropriate dean’s office for review of any essential academic or research work that requires international travel. Any exceptions must also be reviewed by the University’s Travel Review Subcommitteeee.

CEA also decided to postpone the undergraduate fall 2021 Education Abroad program application deadline to April 1. The University is reviewing a number of criteria in order to assess which of our programs will be able to safely reopen for the fall 2021 term. Updates will be shared as soon as the program decisions are made.

The Education Abroad advisors are available to support you as you explore possible opportunities during future terms.  

CEA is offering a condensed portfolio of virtual programs to include both academic and internship opportunities for summer and fall terms. A summer or fall virtual program willl not take the place of a full-term abroad academic program. Students should still plan to register for fall UR courses. More details will be shared soon about these opportunities and how to register.

As the global situation evolves, we will continue to share information and updates.  We encourage you to refer to the University’s COVID-19 website which is updated regularly.