Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

International Programs Office: COVID-19 Information

International Programs Office: COVID-19 Information

The health of our students, including our study abroad and international students, is our highest priority. We carefully track guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. State Department, the New York State Department of Health, and local agencies when making decisions on the status of our programs. We are hopeful that global health conditions will stabilize and allow us to offer our study abroad programs again soon. Despite the current hiatus of our study abroad programs, we are happy to work to help students prepare to study abroad so that they are ready to do so once it becomes realistic to resume.

Please read below for information on how you can stay informed and ready to study abroad in the future:

  • The U.S. Department of State and CDC (Center for Disease Control) have specific travel advisory levels for each country. Consult with each website for more information. For country specific information, visit the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories Website and Contact Info for Foreign Embassies and Consulates.
  • We strongly encourage students to continue to plan your study abroad experience, including completing your study abroad application by the October 1 deadline if planning to study abroad this winter and spring. Should any changes be made to the deadline or program status, you will be informed by email.
  • Prepare a back-up plan. It’s always a good idea to have a fully developed back-up plan for the time you intend to study abroad, such as a different program or country, or studying at your home campus.
  • FAQ for International Students
  • Monitor the following websites for updated information such as travel warnings and restrictions:

Center for Disease, Control and Prevention (CDC)

SUNY Cortland COVID-19 Resources and Updates

SUNY Cortland Restart Information

U.S Department of State Travel Advisories

Please contact us at studyabroad@cortland.edu if you have questions.