March 13: Fall 2020 Study Abroad Programs

Dear CSB/SJU Fall study abroad students, parents and guardians

On March 11th, The U.S. Department of State released a Global Level 3 Health Advisory and the U.S Center for Disease Control released an Alert Level 2 Global Outbreak Notice due to the global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).  Given these recent developments, we understand that you must have many questions about the status of your Fall 2020 study abroad program.  We continue to monitor your program locations closely taking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. State Department, Overseas Security Advisory Council, World Health Organization and local public health authorities.  It is our hope that the current health advisory levels will decrease and that the Fall 2020 study abroad programs will continue as planned.  At this time, we have not canceled any of the Fall 2020 study abroad programs.  This is an evolving global situation, and as such, until further notice, we advise you not to purchase international air tickets for your program.  We will keep you updated of any changes. 

Students, with CSB/SJU Fall registration around the corner, we know that the status of your Fall program is important to you.  We understand the stress this might be causing you as you plan for your Fall semester.  We are working on a plan to address your registration concerns, and we will be sending you an update later this month. 

The Saturday, March 28th pre-departure orientation has been postponed.  Stay tuned for more information about on-line orientations at a future date.

Please e-mail our team at [email protected] with questions.  We thank you for your patience as we attend to our current community members abroad.

Sincerely,

Kevin Clancy

Director, Center for Global Education