Spring 2021 Program Updates
Thank you so much for your patience as our Office worked with our respective partners to assess the viability of our Spring 2021 Study Abroad programs. For the Spring 2021 semester, we are working with partners in the following locations:
As with all areas of Fairfield University academics post COVID-19, there are many revisions to the study abroad experience that we want to make sure you are aware of.
Academics, locations and offerings are limited for Spring 2021 due to capacity restrictions. Some Partners are offering fewer courses and in a wider variety of formats in order to follow the latest health and safety guidelines from their governments.
Several Partners have adapted their program dates in order to work around visa and capacity issues. It will be important to review the program dates as some programs will begin later than originally scheduled and may be less than 90 days.
To ensure the health and safety of our students, and our host institutions staff abroad, there are new COVID-19 policies for housing and independent travel. These are similar to what you will be following here on campus, but we do ask that you review these policies below and think seriously on whether these are policies you agree to follow.
Student studying abroad during COVID are being asked to engage differently than in years past. Students need to make sure that there is breadth and depth of academic options available to meet their academic needs as students will not be able to drop/add upon arrival, new course articulations will not occur for Spring ‘21 and all courses approved are as is – no new cross curricular approvals will be possible.
We'll be communicating with students over the coming weeks and months regarding program updates and government regulations prior to students departure. Should you have any questions regarding your program, please email the your Study Abroad Advisor for consultation.