Host Institution Updates

Spring 2020 CIEE students enrolled in one or more courses at any of our international host universities, may find information regarding remote course completion plans by clicking on the country name dropdown.

NOTE: CIEE fully supports the academic authority of our host institutions to determine the requirements for courses with remote completion arrangements. The current situation due to COVID-19 is still fluid, and some host institutions have not enacted a plan for remote completion of courses, and each institution’s policies vary. Information on this page will continue to be updated as we receive additional information from our host university partners.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • US institutional representatives please reach out to our Institutional Relations team
  • Students please reach out to CIEE site staff and copy your home school advisor if you have questions about your classes prior to the end of final exams.
  • After final exams, students should contact the CIEE Portland office at registrar@ciee.org for all course or grade-related questions.

NEXT STEPS AND TIMELINE

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Where it is possible to complete courses remotely, students will be contacted directly by their host universities and/or instructors with specific instructions. Students should keep both their home institutions and CIEE onsite staff informed of the completion plans posed by their instructors. 

If the host university determines not to provide a means to complete courses at a distance, CIEE will request information from the host institution in an effort to determine if partial credit can be awarded for any affected courses, and will report any such determinations to students and their home schools accordingly.  

The schedule for the course reviews and outreach to home schools is as follows:

Date(s) Communication
4/3/2020  Questionnaire sent to U.S. Home Schools to inquire about alternate grade report delivery means or addresses in the case of campus closures. 
By 6/26/2020  Home Schools notified about decisions for any courses evaluated for partial credit 
10 – 12 weeks after advertised program end date (plus an additional 3 weeks for School of Record students)  This is the standard timeline for grade processing; however, given the extraordinary nature of the disruptions this semester, CIEE anticipates that there may be unanticipated delays in some locations and will message out updates should that occur. 

Argentina

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Buenos Aires Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina UCA (Programa de Estudios Latinoamericanos - PEL) classes are for international students only and all CIEE students are enrolled in these UCA PEL classes. All students will Zoom invitations to join the class directly from the UCA professors (synchronic course). UCA professors are also contacting students about course requirements. There will be no final exams and students will instead submit papers to complete these courses. 3/20/2020

Australia

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Perth Murdoch University

Following the planned study break, which was extended by one week to allow the University to prepare for a transition to more online learning until Friday, April 3, Murdoch University resumed with online-only learning and teaching for lectures and tutorials for the remainder of Semester One. The University is reviewing alternative assessment protocols for exams and alternative plans for units that have labs, clinics, studios and other face-to-face requirements that are difficult to replicate online.The majority of timed exams are replaced with alternative assessments with exam time flexibility that is adaptable to students' local time zones. A minority of classes may still have timed exams, and administration is reviewing which courses are specificaly impacted and considering options for possible timing adjustments.

4/30/2020
Wollongong University of Wollongong University will be in recess from March 23 - April 3 in order to transition to online courses.  These will commence April 6. The end of term date has been changed to June 12. 3/20/2020

Belgium

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Brussels Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB has guaranteed CIEE that all students will be able to finish their academic semester remotely. ULB is currently assessing the proposals concerning the formats that the final exams will take, and the rectors of the Belgian Francophone universities are evaluating whether exams will run through June 30 or July 10. An update is anticipated the week of April 20. (Spring break is April 6 - 19.) Students will receive an email from their professors, or should look for communication through their University Virtuelle and MonULB platforms for information about their exam format. 4/13/2020
Brussels Vesalius College All VeCo classes are online between March 16 and April 19. Students have received an invitation to join VeCo Canvas to access their online courses. VeCo is evaluating a range of methods for delivering final examinations. These could be delivered synchronously or asynchronously. Students will be informed by their instructors via Canvas about their exam formats. Students are being given the option to take courses Pass/Fail, with home school approval. 4/13/2020

Botswana

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Gaborone University of Botswana University of Botswana (UB) closed on March 20 and will remains closed as the country is on government-imposed lockdown until May 7, and then will continue through two additional, gradually lifting phases of lockdown, through May 21. At this phase, we are unsure when schools will reopen. UB OIPE has assured CIEE that UB is still committed to providing all students the opportunity to complete their courses. UB Academic Affairs has recommended to the UB Executive Counsil that classs resume May 8 Students will learn about their individual completion plans directly from instructors. Instructors are not required to do so until the university re-opens, but may choose to do so earlier and of their own accord. 4/30/2020

Czech Republic

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Prague Architectural Institute in Prague ARCHIP Students taking courses through CIEE at ARCHIP will continue their courses online through Canvas, in an asynchronous mode. 3/20/2020
Prague Charles University Classes are running in synchronous online environment with morning courses now being moved to the afternoon, Prague time, so students in the US can attend, with each session being recorded and made available for students who can not attend.  Students will be contacted by the Charles University staff and faculty with details for their courses.  3/20/2020
Prague The Prague Film and Television School of the Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU) Classes are running in a synchronous online environment with morning courses now being moved to the afternoon, Prague time, so students in the US can attend, with each session being recorded and made available for students who could not attend.  Students will be contacted by FAMU staff and faculty with details for their courses.   

Dominican Republic

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Santiago, DR Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra- Santiago Campus Online courses have been offered as of the week of March 16. Professors will provide materials to fulfill the incomplete sessions and they have made the necessary provisions for proctor/take-home exam or an alternative means of evaluation. Professors will contact their students with specific details and action plans for the remainder of the semester, using a combination of virtual classes and online assignments through the online learning platform. 3/20/2020

England

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London Goldsmiths College, University of London The University is moving to online teaching and assessment as of March 23. Students are to check VLE for updates as the courses move online, and they can contact their tutors via email.  In-person exams have been cancelled and alternative assessments are being created where required. 3/20/2020
London University College London, University of London The University moved to online teaching and assessment as of March 13. Students' respective departments will be in touch with them about the format of online teaching and assessments. In-person exams have been cancelled and alternative assessments are being created, where required. 3/20/2020
London University of Westminster The University is moving to online teaching and assessment as of March 23. Students should check Blackboard for details of online teaching. Further details will be communicated by course leaders. 3/20/2020

France

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Paris Université de Paris, Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3) University has moved to evaluating courses for possibility of remote learning and students have been contacted by CIEE staff about course completion. Students also have access to the university's I-campus platform. Additional information will be shared when it is available. 3/20/2020
Paris Université Paris, Paris Diderot (Paris 7) University has worked with CIEE staff on course completion plans and staff and professors have been in touch with students about these. 3/20/2020
Rennes CIREFE University Rennes 2/CIREFE began online courses as of the week of March 16 and professors have been asked to their contact students with an updated course plan. Some courses may not continue online due to their interactive nature.  3/23/2020
Rennes Université Rennes 2 University Rennes 2 began online courses as of the week of March 16 and professors have been asked to their contact students with an updated course plan. 3/23/2020
Toulouse Institut Catholique de Toulouse Students should be in touch with instructors as ICT transitions to fully online instruction. Final course requirements will be communicated by department secretaries and/or through online platform (Moodle). 3/20/2020
Toulouse Toulouse Business School CIEE staff are working with institution on contingency plans for students that have departed Toulouse.  Additional information will be shared when it is available. 3/20/2020

Ghana

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Legon University of Ghana

University of Ghana (UG) closed classes on March 16. The Dean of the International Programs Office (IPO) informed CIEE that the UG Business and Executive Committee announced the following adjusted timetable, and commitment to remote completion of the majority of courses, through the Sakai learning management system. The academic calendar for the remainder of the semester has also been adjusted as follows:

Online Course delivery: April 14 - May 29
Revision/Study week: June 1 - June 5
Final Exams: June 8 - July 3

Students should contact their instructors directly with any questions regarding their individual course completion plans, and should keep the CIEE Legon Center Director and their home school study abroad advisor copied on all such messages. UG has asked instructors to hold all classes asynchronously. However, in a few cases, where class sizes are small, some professors may decide to hold synchronous classes via Zoom. Students in these classes are being contacted directly by UG International Programs Office and/or CIEE staff in these instances.

4/17/2020

Hungary

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Budapest Corvinus University of Budapest Online courses are being offered and CIEE staff and institution have contacted all students with details. Detailed information about each course will be uploaded in the university central system (Moodle). Students may need to sit the exam at the same time as it is held in Hungary. 4/10/2020

India

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Hyderabad University of Hyderabad Academic activity was suspended until March 31. University of Hyderabad informed students that instructors had been given the authority to complete courses via online platforms. Students have been in contact with their University of Hyderabad faculty about their individual academic progress plans, and have been asked to keep their home school advisors informed. Exams and assessments may be completed as essays, term papers, or other remote completion means as deemed feasible and appropriate by the instructor. 4/17/2020

Ireland

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Dublin Dublin City University All course moved online as of March 16 and students should log on to the DCU online learning platform, Loop, for further information. For HMSAO (Arts and Humanities Stream) students, any modules that had a final exam will now be 100% continuous assessment and details about this will be shared by Module Coordinators (if course has more than one instructor) or Module Lecturers (if there is only one instructor). The exam period has been extended to May 23. 4/13/2020
Dublin Trinity College Dublin TCD will be closed until April 19, after which time all courses will move online, via Blackboard, for students who have departed Dublin. Students will be contacted through Blackboard and by email about their specific exam plans. In some cases the scheduled final exam will be replaced by an assignment. In other cases, the exam will be given either as a take-home exam or in an online format (in real-time). Take home and online exams will be held between April 27 - May 9. Assignments replacing exams will have a set deadline falling between May 11 - 15. Even though delivered via online means, students may need to sit final exams at the same time as students in Dublin, which could result in exams taken at times early in the morning or late at night. Students should be in contact with their instructors and prepare accordingly. 4/13/2020
Dublin University College Dublin All courses will move online as of March 23. In most cases, all assessment, including final exams, will take place remotely. Module (Course) instructors will contact students by email regarding classes and assessments. Where appropriate, alternative assessments will be offered, but in some cases, scheduled exams may still be required. Classes continue to run on schedule as before (Irish local time) and some will be available by Podcast. The exam period has been extended to run from May 5 - May 23, and the exam timetable will be published on teh UCD website on 4/14/2020. Even though delivered via online means, students may need to sit final exams at the same time as students in Dublin, which could result in exams taken at times early in the morning or late at night. Students should be in contact with their instructors and prepare accordingly. 4/13/2020

Israel

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Haifa University of Haifa Courses moved online as of March 15. Classes will be taught live, during Haifa local time, and students are expected to attend. Some class times have been moved to accommodate US-student time differences, and some classes will be recorded, but this will not be guaranteed. Many courses will require submission of final paper, rather than an exam, however proctors may need to be identified for course's that maintain their exams. Once updated course schedule is finalized, it will be sent to all students. 3/23/2020

Netherlands

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Amsterdam Universiteit van Amsterdam In-person teaching is suspended through the end of term (June 1) and Block 4, block 5, and block 4+5 classes are all being offered either online (i.e. synchronously), remotely (i.e. asynchronously), or via a combination of both modalities (with a very small number of exceptions); this will differ per course. In-person exams (for all three class types) will either be replaced by alternative assignments, administered online, or postponed. If they are administered online, students may need to sit them at the same time, and a local proctor may be needed to supervise. If exams are postponed, we will advocate on behalf of our students for alternative arrangements to be made, but these cannot be guaranteed. Students will be informed of the specific course continuation and completion plans by their instructors via their UvA Canvas course platform. 4/10/2020
Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

In-person teaching is suspended through the end of term (June 1) and Block 4, block 5, and block 4+5 classes are all being offered either online (i.e. synchronously), remotely (i.e. asynchronously), or via a combination of both modalities (with a very small number of exceptions); this will differ per course. In-person exams (for all three class types) will either be replaced by alternative assignments, administered online, or postponed. If they are administered online, students may need to sit them at the same time, and a local proctor may be needed to supervise. If exams are postponed, we will advocate on behalf of our students for alternative arrangements to be made, but these cannot be guaranteed. Students will be informed of the specific course continuation and completion plans by their instructors via their VU Canvas course platform.

4/10/2020

Poland

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Warsaw Warsaw School of Economics Courses will be made suited to distance learning. Individual instructors have the authority to determine exam forms and contents. 3/20/2020
 

Portugal

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Lisbon Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Institution has moved to remote learning as of March 16. Professors have contacted students directly about their courses and will share exam information when determined. 3/20/2020
Lisbon ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Institution moved to remote learning as of March 16. Professors are contacting students about their courses and information about exams will be shared once determined. 3/20/2020

Russia

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Moscow Moscow State Institute of International Relations All students are on break from March 17 - March 22, and the university is officially closed until April 2, when classes will resume remotely. Students should expect to hear from their course instructor directly, as well as from CIEE onsite staff regarding participation in remote learning. 3/20/2020

South Africa

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Cape Town University of Cape Town

As of April 5, UCT began moving courses online and adapting materials, with courses scheduled to begin online by April 27. A Learning Online Orientation for students will also be provided from April 20 - 24. A small number of courses may not be eligible for remote completion due to required field work or other practical assessments that can not not be converted to online assessement. A list of these courses is anticipated the week of April 20, and students will be informed accordingly. Should any CIEE students be impacted, CIEE will grant partial credit for any course that UCT is unable to deliver remotely. Students will be contacted by UCT instructors about their course plans via their UCT emails and/or VULA accounts. There will be no supervised ("invigilated") examinations, and assessment will be continuous during the term. Students will need to obtain duly performed (DP) credit in all courses to earn credit, and will receive details about the assessments and DP requirements in Vula. The last day of instruction will be June 26, and the exam period runing from June 29 - July 10. Pass/Fail grading is now slated as the default grading method, but numeric grades may be provided upon official request from the home university. To ensure that numeric grades are recorded, CIEE strongly recommends students submit the request no later than April 22.

4/17/2020

Spain

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Alicante Universidad de Alicante All course moved online as of March 16. CIEE staff have emailed all students with information available from the Institution on how to complete their courses on-line, and some exams may be offered in synchronous time with those given in Spain. CIEE's original program end date for students taking University of Alicante classes was May 15, per special arrangements arranged for students to take exams during the final week of regular classes (by May 15) rather than the regular exam period. Under the remote instructional format, students are now required to follow the regular exam schedule for the university (May 27 - June 11), and may also need to sit for exams in synchronous time with students in Spain. Exam formats are decided by individual instructors, and students are advised to contact their professors for more details about their individual exam plans. 4/10/2020
Barcelona Escola Superior de Comerç International International students have been provided opportunities for online or remote completion of courses, and details have been communicated directly to students by ESCI administration and faculty. In some cases, even though delivered via online means, students may need to sit final exams at the same time as Spanish students, which could result in exams taken in the early hours of the day. Students should prepare accordingly. Details about the exam format will be announced in the ESCI intranet by individual professors the day before the exam.  3/20/2020
Barcelona Escola Superior de Comerç International- International Business Program International students have been provided opportunities for online or remote completion of courses, and details have been communicated directly to students by ESCI administration and faculty. In some cases, even though delivered via online means, students may need to sit final exams at the same time as Spanish and/or other international students, which could result in exams taken in the early hours of the day. Students should prepare accordingly. Details about the exam format will be announced in the ESCI intranet by individual professors the day before the exam. 3/20/2020
Barcelona Universitat de Barcelona In-person activities cancelled as of March 15. Spring break is April 4 - 14. Online classes resume thereafter. UB has committed to offering distance learning and assessment and course completion opportunities, as determined by individual professors. Each UB professor will contact students in their classes through the UB intranet "MónUB" to inform about remote course completion and exam details. In some cases, even though delivered via online means, students may need to sit final exams at the same time as Spanish and/or other international students, which could result in exams taken in the early hours of the day. Students should prepare accordingly. 4/13/2020
Barcelona Universitat de Vic International students have been provided opportunities for online completion of courses, and details have been communicated directly to students by UVic administration and faculty. Final exams have been replaced by other forms of assessment, and each UVic course instructor is directly communicating with students via the UVic Virtual Campus. In some cases, even though delivered via online means, students may need to sit final exams at the same time as Spanish and/or other international students, which could result in exams taken in the early hours of the day. Students should prepare accordingly. 4/13/2020
Barcelona Universitat Pompeu Fabra Starting March 16, UPF committed to offering remote learning and assessment until the end of the term. Course completion opportunity formats will be determined by individual professors. In some cases, final assessments were postponed to be offered at a later date. UPF is working with instructors to ensure that these are developed with means to be delivered remotely. Each UPF professor will contact students in their classes through the UPF intranet (Campus Global) to inform about remote course completion and exam details. In some cases, even though delivered via online means, students may need to sit final exams at the same time as Spanish and/or other international students, which could result in exams taken in the early hours of the day. Students should prepare accordingly. 4/13/2020
Barcelona Universitat Pompeu Fabra-/Hispanic and European Studies Program Classrooms closed starting March 16. Instruction moved online until the end of the Spring term. Professors will provide materials to fulfill the incomplete sessions and they have made the necessary provisions for a take-home exam or an alternative means of evaluation. Professors are communicating directly with students via Campus Global (UPF intranet). 4/13/2020
Madrid Universidad Carlos III de Madrid University adopting measures to move to distance learning. Additional information will be shared when it is available. 3/20/2020
Palma de Mallorca Universitat de les Illes Balears CIEE staff is working with university to determine if all courses will be able to be offered by distance learning. Additional information will be shared when it is available. 3/20/2020
Seville Centro de Estudios Universitarios EUSA Courses have been made available online as of March 16. Professors will provide materials to fulfill the incomplete sessions and they have made the necessary provisions for proctor/take-home exam or an alternative means of evaluation. Professors will contact their students with specific details. 3/20/2020
Seville Cursos Concertados at University of Seville Courses have been made available online as of March 16. Professors will provide materials to fulfill the incomplete sessions and they have made the necessary provisions for proctor/take-home exam or an alternative means of evaluation. Professors will contact their students with specific details. 3/20/2020
Seville Universidad de Sevilla Remote learning offered as of the week of March 16. Professors have started to provide materials to fulfill the incomplete sessions. Professors will also be announcing alternative means of evaluation and contact their students with  specific details. 3/13/2020
Seville Universidad Pablo de Olavide Courses have been made available online as of March 16. Professors will provide materials to fulfill the incomplete sessions and they have made the necessary provisions for take-home exam or an alternative means of evaluation. Institution and professors will contact their students with specific details. 3/23/2020
Seville Universidad Pablo de Olavide Hispanic Studies Program (HSP) Courses have been made available online as of March 16. Professors will provide materials to fulfill the incomplete sessions and they have made the necessary provisions for take-home exam or an alternative means of evaluation. University and professors will contact their student with specific details. 3/19/2020

Taiwan

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Taipei National Chengchi University

NCCU has not suspended classes nor is officially offering distance learning options for all students at this time.  However, the instructors have agreed to make arrangements for the CIEE students to complete their courses remotely, with support from the host institution. Courses are being live-streamed for students to join in "real time". As such, due to time zone differences, CIEE offered students the option of withdrawing from the NCCU language course for partial credit.

4/6/2020

United Arab Emirates

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Sharjah American University of Sharjah As of April 2, all classes will be offered online for the duration of the semester. Exams will be managed via online proctoring service, and will follow the regularly-scheduled final exam time table. Even though delivered via online means, students may need to sit final exams at the same time as students in Sharjah, which could result in exams taken at times early in the morning or late at night. Students should prepare accordingly. Students are being given the option to request Pass/No Pass grading, on a course-by-course basis, with home school approval. 4/13/2020