Will I be able to study abroad during the 2020-21 academic year?

Given the uncertain nature of the global health crisis’s continued effects on both public health and on travel between countries, Brown made the decision to cancel all University-sponsored undergraduate study abroad for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. This decision was made in consultation with Brown’s Global Travel Risk and Assessment Committee (GTRAC) in consideration of a number of factors, including student health and safety, country and site-specific health infrastructure restrictions, reduced flight availability, cessation of visa issuances, and restrictive entry requirements. In addition to Brown’s GTRAC recommendation, the University’s decision was informed by guidance from a number of national and international agencies, including the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and International SOS, along with local country-specific government policies and public health mandates. Brown will continue to monitor the situation before making any determinations about study abroad for Fall2021. We encourage interested students to continue exploring study abroad options during that semester. In the event that study abroad for Fall 2021 is restricted, we will convey any decisions with as much advance notice as possible.  For additional study abroad questions relating to COVID-19, visit the Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page of the Office of International Programs website.