The safety of our students abroad is our first and fundamental priority. We subscribe to the best practices as laid out in "Responsible Study Abroad: Health and Safety Guidelines" published by by NAFSA: National Association of International Educators, the primary international organization of study abroad professionals and other professional organizations dedicated to international education. We monitor the safety conditions of our sites, using U.S. State Department information along with other reliable sources. On this basis, our intention at this time is to proceed with the programs on our website. If conditions change and the University cancels a program before its departure, students in that program will receive a full refund of fees paid. If a program already underway must be canceled, the University will arrange to have students enrolled in the program return home and issue appropriate refunds. If a program is not canceled and conditions warrant, we have the ability to alter the scheduled destinations and itineraries to maximize security. If a student wishes to withdraw from a program that is not canceled by the University, i.e. a program proceeding as scheduled or modified by changing conditions, the normal policy regarding withdrawals is in effect.
As we continue to monitor safety conditions for each of our programs, we'll provide updated information to students.