A Message about Spring 2021 Study Away Program

Dear Faculty and Staff,
 
We are writing to share with you a message we sent to students and their parents and guardians today about our decision to cancel the Spring 2021 Study Away program. 
 
Please let us know if you have any questions.
 
Best,
 
Jefferson Singer, Dean of the College
Shirley Parson, Director of Study Away
 


Dear Students,

We write today to let you know that the College has made the difficult decision to cancel our spring 2021 Study Away program. We had hoped for a better outcome, but we have come to the conclusion that we cannot safely operate our Study Away program this spring. 

In making this decision, we took the following factors into consideration: the continued uncertainties of COVID-19, including the limitations of international and domestic travel; quarantine measures imposed by many countries; and changes and cancellations in program offerings. In addition, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still has the vast majority of countries at the highest warning of Level 3, and the U.S. State Department has Level 3 warnings (Level 3 out of 4), or Reconsider Travel, still in place for most of the countries where we send Conn students. The College‚Äôs policy is not to send students to areas with Level 3 or 4 warnings.

We realize this news is disappointing and that you had been looking forward to studying away. But your health and safety are of utmost importance to all of us. Given your interest in international education, we want to let you know that the Walter Commons will be reaching out to you later this semester regarding exciting virtual global learning opportunities and events planned for January and the spring semester.

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have further questions.

Sincerely,

Shirley Parson, Director of Study Away

Jefferson Singer, Dean of the College