The Illinois State Study Abroad Team aims to provide high-quality international education programs to Illinois State students by serving as a liaison between the campus community and learning opportunities abroad. The health and safety of program participants is of top priority.
Note: This situation is continually evolving, and modifications may occur with little notice.
The viability of study abroad programming is impacted by a multitude of factors including, but not limited to international travel restrictions in place at ISU, travel advisories established by the U.S. Department of State, health and safety guidance from WHO and CDC, international border control, parameters set by program partners, and overall program structure/administration.
In conjunction with ISU leadership, OIE and the Study Abroad Team monitor and assess risk levels associated with international travel. Compliance affiliated with guidelines and standards may result in modifications to policies, procedures, program details, and/or overall program viability. Any program modifications or cancellations are intended to limit, to the greatest extent possible, disruption to academic progress and financial hardship, as well as maintain health and safety standards for all Illinois State students participating in study abroad programming.
The Study Abroad Team aims to provide timely communication to program applicants/participants; however, extenuating circumstances may not always allow for ample notice of program modification or cancellation.
OIE and the Study Abroad Team are acutely aware of the role of which finances play in study abroad participation. When determining program viability, program-specific cancellation policies and financial implications are carefully reviewed in order to mitigate financial burden.
In the event of program cancellation or interruption, the Illinois State Study Abroad Withdrawal and Refund Policy applies.