Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

As COVID-19 continues to affect life around the globe in unprecedented ways, the safety of our participants remains our highest priority. CIEE’s Health, Safety, and Security team is actively monitoring the global health landscape, and all governmental advisories at home and abroad. CIEE will continue to directly communicate timely, relevant updates to our participants and partners as needed.

This page will be updated with relevant high-level information on all of CIEE’s programs, including college study abroad, high school study abroad, teach abroad, and J-1 exchange visitor programs.

Please call 800.407.8839 anytime to speak with a CIEE representative if you have questions about a CIEE program.

Program Updates

COLLEGE STUDY ABROAD

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Peace of mind as you plan your study abroad adventure, should a health, safety, or security concern cause CIEE to cancel or suspend your program.

For College programs

Most programs will have modifications for academic year 2020-2021 including online instruction, if necessary, due to Covid-19. Please review CIEE’s global Covid-19 health and safety guidelines in practice for students and advisors. Individual program modifications can be found on all program pages.

January 2021
Unfortunately, we’ve made the decision to cancel all January 2021 programs. With the uncertainty of in-country quarantine requirements and the short-term nature of these courses, you’d be in your room most of the program! See our 2022 J-term programs - from learning Gender and Sexuality in Copenhagen to Japanese Manga and Art in Kyoto, these programs offer opportunities to learn something new, somewhere new.

Spring 2021
The safety of our students and staff is our highest concern and will guide our program offerings. As of today, we are planning to operate most scheduled spring 2021 programs. Due to projected pandemic-related issues that are unlikely to resolve themselves in the near term, several program locations will be suspended until Summer 2021.

Summer 2021
We are optimistic all programs will run as scheduled.

It is advised students check the status of study abroad for each term with their institution as policies vary by institution.

CIEE remains committed to the safety of our students and staff first. If you have a specific question, please send us an email and we would be happy to respond. We look forward to the rebirth of study abroad and appreciate your support. 

U.S. study abroad offices can reach out to your Manager of Institutional Relations directly with any questions.

- Updated August 31, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER STUDY ABROAD

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Peace of mind as you plan your study abroad adventure, should a health, safety, or security concern cause CIEE to cancel or suspend your program.

For High School Summer programs
For High School Semester programs
For Gap Year programs

June 2, 2020: Suspending all remaining CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad programs for summer 2020.

April 2, 2020: Suspending all CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad programs for summer 2020 with the exception of the following:

 Chinese Language & Culture in Tainan, Taiwan – Session 2 (July 12 to August 8)
 German Language & Culture in Berlin, Germany – Session 2 (July 12 to August 8)
 Japanese Language & Culture in Kyoto, Japan – Session 2 July 11 to August 7)
 Spanish Language & Dominican Culture in Santiago, D.R. – Session 2 July 12 to August 8)
 Spanish Language & Mexican Culture in Yucatan, Mexico – Session 2 July 12 to August 8)
 K-Pop immersion in Seoul, South Korea – Session 2 (July 12 to August 1)
 Tropical Biodiversity & Sustainability in Monteverde, Costa Rica – Session 2 July 12 to August 1)
 Women in STEM in Monteverde, Costa Rica – Session 2 (July 12 to August 1)

February 12, 2020Suspending All Programs in China for Summer 2020

TEACH ABROAD

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Peace of mind as you plan your study abroad adventure, should a health, safety, or security concern cause CIEE to cancel or suspend your program.

For Teach Abroad programs

CIEE Teach Abroad is offering Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 programs in China, Chile, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand. Some Fall 2020 program participants have already arrived in-country and begun their teaching positions.

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J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM

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High School USA, Work & Travel USA, Internship USA, Career Training USA, Camp Exchange USA, Scholar USA
CIEE’s primary focus is to ensure our participants are safe, supported, and wherever possible, able to complete their exchange programs. Below please find important updates for CIEE Exchange Visitor programs. These are subject to change as we learn more as CIEE continues to assess what is best for our current and prospective exchange visitors.

Information for Exchange Participants
Communicate directly with your International Representative with questions and check this page regularly for CIEE Program updates.

Information for High School USA Host Families and Schools
Thank you for your continued support. Check this page for program updates and call the CIEE Support Team at 1-800-448-9944 for any urgent situations if you are currently hosting our students.

Information for Host Employers