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EIU's William V. Weber Program in Study Abroad is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) global pandemic. The health and safety of students is our primary focus. As such, effective March 12, 2020, all study and intern abroad programs are canceled until further notice. All spring 2020 students were recalled to the United States due to the widespread global transmission of COVID-19. These decisions were made due to the issuance of a Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel from the U.S. Department of State. Subsequently, as of April 1, the United States issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel for all countries. This has resulted in various state and international lockdowns, limited traveler mobility, quarantines, and border restrictions. Most countries have adopted similar policies, grounded flights and started limiting inbound and outbound mobility.
Please see below for information and updates related to EIU study abroad programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Summer 2021 Study Abroad (Last updated: April 11, 2021)The William V. Weber Program in Study Abroad is supporting a summer hybrid program by Dr. Will Porter - Interacting with Music in Chile.
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Making the decision to study abroad is life-changing. More than 300,000 U.S. college students study abroad on an annual basis. This includes the 100-200 EIU students who take part each year. Study after study shows the correlation between international experience and higher employability rates, higher salaries, expanded academic and professional networks, and increased self-confidence, among many other benefits.
EIU's William V. Weber Program in Study Abroad is here to help students every step of the way. Students determined to study abroad, or those who would simply like more information are encouraged to contact a WWSA Advisor to schedule an advising appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 581- 7355. Students will meet one-on-one with a WWSA Advisor to discuss student learning goals, learn about available program options, the application process, financing options, and the payment/registration process. Students are expected to discuss study abroad plans with their academic advisor during the early stages of planning.
EIU encourages all eligible students to consider participating in international education during their academic career.
Additional Resources Related to COVID-19
Eastern Illinois University COVID-19 general information: www.eiu.edu/covid/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Coronavirus: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Travel Health Notices & Traveler Information: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
U.S. Department of State – Travel Advisories: travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.html