COVID-19 Safety Information


International Programs Office: COVID-19 Information

December 2021 Update:

(Published 12/10/21)

SUNY Cortland International Programs is pleased to announce that New York State has approved the SUNY Education Abroad Relaunch Plan – Spring 2022, which allows campuses to petition to reopen select programs in regions considered to be experiencing lower COVID-related risks, based on several health indicators.  We will also continue to welcome international matriculated, exchange, and visiting students to our campus in Spring 2022.

SUNY Cortland has received approval from SUNY Office of Global Affairs for our petitions for our study abroad programs at the American University in Cairo in Egypt and the University of Salamanca in Spain for Spring 2022, and we will be sending cohorts of students to those locations, barring any significant change in the health situation.

The status of Summer and Fall 2022 programs is not yet finalized, but we expect to be able to run several programs during those terms.  As we learn more about the procedures for reopening in those terms, we will offer program-specific information sessions during the early Spring 2022 term.  Please contact the International Programs Office at or 607-753-2209 if you would like more information on the status of our programs and the application process.

The health of our students is our highest priority. When making decisions on the status of our international programs, 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, our partner institutions, and local agencies. While we are pleased that students will be able to study abroad through some of our programs, we remain vigilant about global and local health and safety factors, and we are here to advise students considering study abroad on the potential health, academic, and financial risks and how to manage them through careful planning and following recommended or required guidelines.   


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

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 reach out to your study abroad advisor, contact or call our office at 607-753-2209 with any questions.