Before You Leave Home

Health Monitoring

Please monitor your health for the 14 days prior to departure, and CIEE recommends that you get tested within the week prior to departure. If you choose to get tested, please bring your test results with you.

If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 prior to arrival or you have tested positive, CIEE requires that you complete a 14-day self-quarantine at your home of record prior to arriving at your CIEE location.  If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms (even with a negative COVID-19 test), CIEE requires that you complete a 10-day self-quarantine at your home of record prior to arriving at your CIEE location (and be symptom free for 72-hours prior to departure).  For these reasons, we highly recommend that all future participants purchase refundable flights so that changes can be made for the situations listed here. CIEE staff will work with you to minimize any program/academic impacts due to a late arrival due to COVID-19 precautions.

Packing List

Please bring with you a thermometer for daily temperature monitoring, a smart phone to use in conjunction with daily monitoring and contact tracing, and your own supply of masks to use for the duration of the program.

Mobile Phones

You must have a functional smart phone with an international data plan. Not only is it needed for emergency alerts, but countries may require students to download a Corona app to monitor exposure to the virus.