Update regarding spring 2021 semester study abroad

Oct. 1, 2020

Given the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty about in-person instruction on many campuses, and rapidly changing international travel restrictions and requirements, the Office of International Programs has made the difficult decision to suspend undergraduate participation in semester study abroad programs for spring 2021. This includes all non-Princeton programs that are expected to be held in person, as well as any that have already announced a move to full or partial online instruction.

This decision was made in close collaboration with Princeton’s Global Safety and Security Unit, and is based on a number of factors including the University’s policy regarding undergraduate international travel, continued health and safety concerns, and highly variable logistical and security matters.

Our office will continue to closely monitor the international landscape and hope conditions will be such that some of our semester study abroad programs may resume in the 2021-22 academic year. We encourage all students to consider study abroad and other international opportunities in the future, if they are compatible with your study plans and academic goals.

Students can reach out to the study abroad team directly with questions or schedule an appointment with your study abroad adviser via WASE.