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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its effects both locally and globally, we will continue to adhere to the CDC, New York State Department of Health and other related agency recommendations.

We are hopeful things will begin to stabilize and planning travel arrangements will become easier. However, we understand that many of you may have questions about studying abroad during this unpredictable time. Please read the following carefully:

  • As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to intensify and the U.S. Department of State increased all international travel to “ Global Level 4 Health Advisory - Do Not Travel ”, Stony Brook University, under the direction of senior SUNY leadership, has made the difficult decision to cancel all of our fall 2020 study abroad programs. 
  • We strongly encourage students to continue with their upcoming study abroad plans, including completing your study abroad application by the appropriate deadlines if planning to study abroad this winter and spring. Students will receive a full application fee and $200 admin fee refund for any cancelled COVID-19 related winter and spring 2021 programs.
  • Prepare a back-up plan. It’s always a good idea to have a fully developed back-up plan for the time of your study abroad such as a different country or studying at your home campus.
  • Monitor the following websites for updated information such as travel warnings and restrictions.

Center for Disease, Control and Prevention (CDC)

Stony Brook University Coronavirus Information

U.S Department of State

If you are currently experiencing any symptoms, please seek medical attention right away. Call your healthcare provider first to alert them of your recent travel history and/or symptoms. If you’re a SBU student, you can make an appointment at Student Health; just call ahead at 631-632-6740 so they’re ready for you.