CIEE Health Alert - China

Tue, 01/28/2020

The Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak which began in Wuhan, China, and has affected many other cities both in China and internationally, continues. Thankfully, CIEE has no reports of any on-site CIEE students or staff being sickened by the coronavirus.

On the afternoon of 27 January, the U.S. Department of State raised its Travel Advisory Level to “Level 3 - Reconsider Travel.”  Immediately following that, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised its Health Alert to “Warning Level 3 - Avoid Nonessential Travel”. Those escalations, combined with our institutional partners in China indefinitely delaying the start of their classes, has prompted us to suspend all current programs in China, including our Open Campus block program in Shanghai that has already begun.

At this moment, our worldwide staff is exploring feasible academic options for our current and future students, and will be communicating additional details to both students and home universities very shortly.   Until all current CIEE participants in China have left the country, our on-site staff will be there to support their health and safety.