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COVID-19 Update

As we continue to monitor COVID-19 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 and requirements.

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:

  • 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 next winter or spring. Students will receive a full application fee and $200 admin fee refund for any cancellation related to COVID-19.
  • 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

 Student Resources

The following resources will help students to better understand the student expectations to participate on an IAP program. Students who plan to study abroad, whether through a partner university or faculty-led program, should review the appropriate guidelines and regularly use the 'Student Risk Tolerance Self Assessment Tool' throughout their planning and application process. This tool will help students to understand their threshold for participating and the adjustments made to the programs related to health and safety.

Overall, these resources are useful while determining program preferences and can help determine if there is additional research or preparations needed before pursuing an experience abroad.

Partner University Reopening Guidelines for Students - COVID-19

Faculty-led Program Reopening Guidelines for Students - COVID-19

Student Risk Tolerance Self Assessment Tool

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.