Going Abroad During COVID
Since the COVID pandemic started in March 2020, prioritizing the health and safety of all program participants including faculty and onsite staff has lead to changes in our cancellation policies, refund policies and the factors that influence our program cancellations.
This COVID information page combined with the blog updates have been designed to be a resource to you to help determine if you choose to participate in a GlobalEd program, as well as the reasons why a program may be cancelled.
What determines if a program will be cancelled?
Whether or not we plan to run a program depends on several factors which are explained below. We review the United States Department of State Travel Advisories for Spain, the spread of the Covid pandemic, the danger levels, as well as the recommendations of our partner universities and colleagues in the Study Abroad sector.
Below you will find a detail description of the resources we use that will be cited in our blog.
Interpretation: This is considered a reliable source and is often used by universities as a guideline to determine which programs will run or be cancelled by country. Let it be known that there is no consensus among universities. In fact, there are universities that continue to run programs in level 4 destinations. The travel advisors are also very slow to update. For this reason, we closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 on a daily basis.
Interpretation: analyzing this information is extremely helpful in determining the severity of a particular outbreak. Most of the spikes can be attributed to pandemic fatigue as well as major events and holiday gatherings. In the blog posts, we will share specific stats and events in an effort the provide the highest level of transparency.
If you are NOT a US citizen, the information on this page may still be useful. However, it is highly recommended that you also consult your country's embassy for more information.
Check out our BLOG to stay updated
By following our blog on COVID-19 updates, we will keep you informed of any changes in policies, entry restrictions, protocols or program cancellations.