COVID-19

Summer 2021 Study Abroad Programming Update

Given the ongoing risks and restrictions on travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we want to update you on UCA’s plans to support summer 2021 study abroad programs.

The Office of Study Abroad continues to make all necessary preparations for summer 2021 faculty-led and language immersion programs. The safety and security of all UCA students and our campus community are top priorities. While it is impossible to predict the conditions that will exist in summer 2021, we expect that we can wait until early March 2021 before having to make any decision regarding summer programs.

In the meantime we invite you to monitor the US State Department Travel Advisory website and the CDC Travel Notices.  The university cannot support study abroad programming to destinations with a CDC or US State Department Level 3 notice.

Please know that should a program be cancelled by the university due to the Pandemic, the university will refund 100% of all payments made to that point.

Spring 2021 Study Abroad Programming Update

Due to the many travel and health related uncertainties of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the university has decided to postpone all outbound spring 2021 semester exchange programs until fall 2021. The Office of Study Abroad is consulting with international partner universities to inform them of the possibilities for incoming exchange students in spring 2021.

As always, CDC and US State Department travel advisories guide us in these difficult times.

For questions, please reach out to Dr. Phillip Bailey, Associate Vice-President for International Education and Engagement, phillipb@uca.edu or to Natalie Flemming, Education Abroad Director, natalief@uca.edu.