Coronavirus Update

Institute for Global Studies staff members are currently working remotely, in accordance with the University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please continue to follow University updates at udel.edu/coronavirus. 

We are still here to support your success. Visit our UD Global at Home page and reach us by phone at (302) 831-2852 or by email at go-global@udel.edu. We continue to monitor and respond to messages on a frequent basis. If you wish to speak to a particular staff member, you can find their contact information online

If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact UD Public Safety at 302-831-2222.

It is our privilege to continue to serve members of the University community. We wish you a happy and healthy remainder of your Spring semester.

Coronavirus Update

IGS continues to closely monitor the evolution of the novel (new) coronavirus (known as COVID-19). As always, we are following official guidance given by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), University Leadership and the Delaware Division of Public Health, and are communicating regularly with students, faculty, staff and families. Our students’ health and safety are our top priorities.

Study Abroad

As of March 13, based upon raised travel advisories from the CDC, UD has canceled its spring study abroad programs in Athens, Australia, Cayman Islands, Copenhagen, Granada, Limerick, Madrid, Rome and its domestic program in Washington, D.C. and advised students to return to their homes immediately. In addition, students have also been advised to return home from their exchange programs in France and Germany.

Due to unprecedented measures to restrict travel and limit the spread of COVID-19, UD has also canceled all summer and fall study abroad programs. 

IGS will continue to carefully monitor official sources when making decisions regarding future education abroad programs. IGS is working closely with our campus and international partners to assess the feasibility of UD Study Abroad programs on a case-by-case basis.

If UD decides to cancel a future study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS). Students who have been accepted to upcoming UD study abroad programs should monitor their UD email daily and sign up for emails in the University's travel alert system, Drum Cussac.

All members of the UD community who are currently abroad are encouraged to be particularly vigilant about hygiene when traveling. Due to the nature of this outbreak, precautions are being taken at international airports. Passengers may be screened for elevated temperatures upon arrival at U.S. airports.

IGS-Sponsored Events

IGS is making every effort to transition its campus events and services online. For more information, visit the UD Global at Home page. 

For Further Information

For questions about the University response to COVID-19, visit udel.edu/coronavirus for the most current and reliable information.

Members of the University community who have questions relating to current and upcoming study abroad programs are invited to contact IGS at studyabroad@udel.edu or (302) 831-2852. 

Prospective students and families who have concerns relating to the World Scholars Program are encouraged to contact Undergraduate Admissions at worldscholars@udel.edu.  

Please note that IGS staff members are working remotely but will respond to e-mail and phone messages promptly during regular business hours.

IGS Messaging 

 

5/6/20 - Cancelation of Fall 2020 UD Study Abroad Programs 

5/6/20 - Cancelation of Fall 2020 DIS Study Abroad Program

5/6/20 - Cancelation of Fall 2020 Exchange Programs

3/27/20 - Changes to Academic Enrollment Regulations for Spring 2020

3/26/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 Copenhagen HLTH Program

3/26/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 Paris HLTH - Micro Program

3/26/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 Tokyo BHAN Program

3/25/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 Granada, Spain LLCU Program

3/25/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 International BUAD Internships Program

3/25/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 Ireland HIST/POSC Program

3/25/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 London Visual Communications Program

3/25/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 Singapore FASH Program

3/23/20 - Message to Spring 2020 Returned Study Abroad Students

3/22/20 - Message to Fall 2020 Accepted Study Abroad Students

3/20/20 - Update for Spring 2020 Washington, D.C. Students

3/18/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Cayman Islands ETE Student Teaching Program

3/18/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Australia + Internship Program

3/17/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Sydney Program

3/17/20 - A Message to the World Scholars Community

3/14/20 - New Department of Homeland Security Travel Rules for Returning Students

3/13/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Athens HDFS & ETE Internship Programs

3/13/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Washington, D.C. Program

3/12/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Madrid, Spain Program

3/12/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Limerick, Ireland Program

3/12/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 German-American Federation Exchange Program 

3/12/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Granada, Spain Program

3/12/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Lyon Exchange Program 

3/11/20 - Cancelation of Spring DIS Copenhagen Program

3/9/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 Swiss/Italy HOSP Program

3/9/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 Italy NURS Program

3/9/20 - Cancelation of Summer 2020 Italy/Croatia LEAD Program

3/9/20 - Message to Students on Spring Leave of Absence

3/2/20 - Self-Quarantine Information for Spring 2020 Rome Participants

2/29/20 - Cancelation of Spring 2020 Rome Program

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