Study abroad

Study abroad students caught by international border closures


Students studying abroad have difficulty getting home after countries close borders and restrict travel due to the coronavirus crisis. Some have gotten home, while others remain stuck in host countries.

COVID-19 disrupts international student exchange in both directions

Questions and stresses remain for international students in the U.S. affected by COVID-19 closures, and many American students studying abroad come home.

CDC tells colleges to 'consider' canceling foreign exchange programs because of coronavirus

Citing dynamic nature of coronavirus spread, new guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells colleges to "consider" canceling foreign exchange programs and asking current participants to return to their home countries.

Colleges report student exposures to coronavirus, American Physical Society cancels annual meeting

Spread of coronavirus in California, Oregon and Washington triggers student quarantines. American Physical Society cancels annual meeting, colleges cancel more overseas programs and players' group calls for possibly holding March Madness tournament without fans.

Programs in Italy, South Korea cancel classes and make other changes as coronavirus spreads

Syracuse cancels its Florence study abroad program, and other institutions make changes to programs in Italy, South Korea and elsewhere as coronavirus spreads globally.

Colleges restrict university travel to China in response to coronavirus


Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, colleges are suspending travel to China, a popular destination for faculty and students and a country where many colleges have deep connections.

International educators begin to confront the climate crisis

A new network of international education professionals is trying to get the field to face the crisis of climate change -- and the carbon emissions generated by student air travel -- head-on.

'Open Doors' data show continued increase in numbers of Americans studying abroad


The number of Americans studying abroad increased by 2.7 percent in 2017-18 compared to the previous academic year, according to annual "Open Doors" report.

Colleges use small grants to develop new programs and expand their study abroad capacity

Colleges are looking for ways to increase student participation rates in study abroad programs and to target particular populations that haven't historically studied overseas.

Pitzer faculty vote to suspend study abroad program in Israel

Pitzer professors seek to suspend the college's program at University of Haifa as study abroad becomes target for supporters of Israel boycott.


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