Study abroad programs will remain suspended for the fall semester, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

According to an online update posted by the Columbia University Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement today, undergraduate participation in study abroad programs is suspended for the upcoming fall semester. In-person study abroad programs are planned to resume in the spring of 2022.

The full text of the update can be found below.

Update on May 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm:
A university spokesperson also let Bwog know that “the timing of the decisions allows students, faculty, and staff adequate time to prepare for fall 2021.” This decision comes shortly after SUNY announced that their international travel programs would also not occur in the fall.

Online Update from the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement, post on Tuesday, May 25, 2021:

Suspension of Fall 2021 study abroad

May 25, 2021

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on worldwide travel and global health risks, Columbia University is suspending undergraduate student participation in study abroad programs for Fall 2021.

Undergraduate Global Engagement (UGE) continues to work on providing global learning experiences for students throughout the upcoming academic year. We are planning for the resumption of in-person study abroad activities in Spring 2022.

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