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


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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

CIEE’s best-in-class Health, Safety, and Security team is continues to monitor the local pandemic conditions at all our sites, we are actively practicing “COVID smart” behaviors to ensure the safety of students, staff and the communities in which they operate.

And while widespread vaccination appears to be in the not-too-distant future, we foresee the Covid Code of Conduct to be a part of onsite life for many more months to come. We invite everyone

Please call 800-40-STUDY anytime to speak with our staff if you have questions about a CIEE program.

Program Updates

All programs will have some modifications for academic year 2020-2021. Please review CIEE’s global Covid-19 health and safety guidelines in practice for students and advisors and individual program modifications can be found on all program pages.

Spring 2021
We are operating 27 study abroad programs in 13 countries including Open Campus Block Programs.

From Sustainability + the Environment in Costa Rica to the ever-popular Arts + Sciences in South Korea, students can find a program to match their educational needs and goals. Every program offers opportunities to learn something new, somewhere new. Details can be found at:

Summer 2021
We expect all programs to run as scheduled. Details can be found at:

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 November 30, 2020


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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

The safety of CIEE participants is our highest priority, and all our decisions reflect that commitment to participant safety.

CIEE Teach Abroad continues to offer programs in China, Chile, South Korea, Spain, and Thailand. In some locations there are new visa or entry requirements related to COVID-19 and CIEE supports participants with navigating these requirements.

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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