University cancels summer 2021 study abroad
Observer Staff Report | Monday, March 29, 2021
In an email Monday morning, the University announced the cancellation of all outbound summer 2021 study abroad programs due to the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In light of the decision, the study abroad office is offering four options to impacted students: defer to summer 2022, enroll in the virtual Global Professional Experience program, take online courses this summer through a global gateway or seek approval for a fall 2021 or spring 2022 semester program.
Those who decide to defer to summer 2022 must reapply next year but will be given priority. For semester programs, spots are limited to certain locations.
“We do have spaces available for London, Jerusalem, and Santiago fall semester only. If you can only go in the spring semester, very limited spaces are available for Alcoy, Angers, Beijing (PKU Program), Shenzhen, Hong Kong (HKUST), São Paulo, Norwich, South Korea, and Stellenbosch,” the email said.
Students must contact their respective program director by April 11 to be considered for a semester-long program.
“If we have more interested students than available spaces, we will prioritize higher upperclassmen with the best academic fits and those whose programs were cancelled last year. Acceptance to these programs is evaluated case by case,” the email said.