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 email@example.com
. You may also contact a member of the study abroad staff directly.
This page was last updated on June 8 at 4:00 PM.
Spring 2020 Study Abroad
NEW: Are spring 2020 students eligible for a housing refund for unused housing due to the suspension of study abroad programs?
How is the Office of Study Abroad working with students whose programs ended early in spring 2020?
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?
Summer 2020 Study Abroad
Can students study abroad this summer?
I was planning to study abroad this summer. What other options do I have for the summer?
Can I receive credit for virtual study abroad programs?
How does paying for a virtual study abroad program work?
I would like to study abroad in summer 2021 instead. Is that possible?
Will I receive a refund for fees I already paid for summer study abroad?
Fall 2020 Study Abroad (including the Fall Term of AY 2020-2021 Abroad)
NEW: What is the status of fall 2020 study abroad?
NEW: Can I defer my study abroad plans?
NEW: Will you also notify my program that I will not be studying abroad this fall?
NEW: Does the fall study abroad prohibition include domestic programs in the US?
NEW: My study abroad program is offering online courses instead of in-person programming. Can I participate and receive credit?
NEW: How do I secure on-campus housing for fall 2020?
NEW: How do I register for Brandeis courses in fall 2020?
NEW: I am an international student currently outside the United States and planning to study abroad in another country this fall. Can I still study abroad?
NEW: I am a senior who planned to study abroad for Fall 2020. Can I defer study abroad to Spring 2021, even if it is my final semester?
NEW: What about my major/minor requirements?
NEW: As an IGS major I am intending to use study abroad to fulfill my international experience requirement. What should I do now?
Students Applying for Spring 2021 Abroad
Will it still be possible to study abroad in Spring 2021?