Study Abroad COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
We understand you may have questions about how the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, may impact your current or future term abroad. As the situation continues to evolve, this page aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the effect COVID-19 will have on studying abroad at Brandeis. This page will be updated as facts on the ground change, so please keep in mind that rapidly changing information may result in modifications to the answers provided here.
For more information on COVID-19 and tips for staying healthy, please visit the CDC website.
The Office of Study Abroad has moved online as of March 16, 2020. We remain available to speak with you via phone, Zoom video conference, or email. P
lease reach out to us at 781-736-3483 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. You may also contact a member of the study abroad staff directly.
This page was last updated on March 30 at 1:05 PM.
Brandeis Students Currently Studying Abroad (Spring 2020)
NEW: How is the Office of Study Abroad working with students whose programs ended early in spring 2020?
NEW: I was approved to receive credit for HOE towards my HSSP major, Applied Learning for my ENVS major or minor, or to complete my international experience for IGS. Will I still receive credit for these requirements if my program ended early in spring 2020?
I am currently studying abroad. Do Brandeis travel restrictions mean that I need to come home?
How is Brandeis supporting students who are required or strongly recommended to return home?
How will I be kept informed of Brandeis’ response to the COVID-19 outbreak?
How is Brandeis advising and responding to the needs of students studying abroad?
What will Brandeis do if study abroad programs are suspended?
If a student chooses to leave a study abroad program that has not been suspended, how might that student’s academic credit be affected?
What recommendations does Brandeis have for students traveling independently while studying abroad?
I am an F-1 international student who is currently studying abroad. My courses are now delivered online, and not in person. What should I expect?
Brandeis Summer Study Abroad (Summer 2020)
Can students study abroad this summer?
What happens if my Non-Brandeis Summer Abroad program is cancelled? What other options would I have for the summer?
When should I book my flights?
Will Brandeis in Copenhagen and Brandeis in Siena still run this summer?
Students Applying for Fall or Full Year Abroad (Fall 2020 or AY 2020-2021)
Can students study abroad this fall?
Should I still consider studying abroad during fall 2020 or academic year 2020-2021?
How can I turn in forms that are due once I am no longer on campus?
When will I know for sure whether my Fall 2020 study abroad program is running?
How late can I withdraw from Fall 2020 study abroad and have a place at Brandeis this fall?