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Study Abroad Programming and COVID-19

Spring and Summer Programming Update

April 10, 2020

A team of University officials including members of the University Travel Risk Review committee and Drexel's Senior Director for International Health, Safety and Security is actively monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, worldwide and in particular locations where members of the Drexel community frequently travel. This team uses several sources including the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of State, On Call International, a network of safety and security specialists and open source news to assess the spread of the coronavirus and its potential impact on Drexel travelers.

The safety and security of our travelers is always a priority in decision-making. Drexel utilizes guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the US Department of State and analysts from our security provider in determining restrictions for travel locations abroad. We also take into consideration local conditions, input from overseas partners and peer institutions and guidance from local, state and federal offices. 

Due to the growing number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide and concerns about the viability of international travel and its impact on public health, Drexel has cancelled spring and summer international programming. This includes international co-op placements, all study abroad programs for the summer term, and all student organization international travel. For now, Fall term Education Abroad is proceeding as planned. 

Additional Details can be found on our Coronavirus FAQ page