Coronavirus

Message from Vice Provost for Global Affairs Stephenson on international academic programs

UNC-Chapel Hill is canceling all spring semester 2020 international academic programs, including study abroad, in all countries around the world.

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Dear Carolina community,

As you may be aware, the UNC System has, due to COVID-19, issued guidance to cancel all spring study abroad programs and to cancel any study abroad programs scheduled to commence between now and July 1.

In accordance with this guidance, UNC-Chapel Hill is canceling all spring semester 2020 international academic programs, including study abroad, in all countries around the world. The University is communicating with affected students about their return to the United States or home country and their academic continuation options.

Note that this guidance does not apply to graduate and professional students who are not in academic programs, including study abroad, but who are abroad at research or practice sites, or are conducting other individual activities, such as dissertation or thesis research. These students should remain in contact with advisors or program managers for further guidance.

In accordance with prior guidance, all University-affiliated travel outside the state of North Carolina is prohibited until further notice. Additional guidance, including guidance on requirements for quarantine, is available on the UNC-Chapel Hill COVID-19 resource website.

University officials continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional updates if recommendations change or as other circumstances warrant.

Sincerely,

Barbara Stephenson
Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer
U.S. Ambassador (retired)