IFSA is wholly committed to protecting the health and safety of our students and staff and respecting the wellbeing of the communities where we live and study. To this end, we have instituted a range of COVID-19 risk mitigation measures based on recognized best practices.
Vaccination is clearly the most important and effective way to prevent hospitalization and death due to COVID-19, as well as to minimize spread among students and communities. Beyond the primary goal of protecting student and community health, vaccination is crucial for students to thrive while abroad by enabling a richer overall experience with broader program options and avoiding additional quarantines, testing expenses, housing costs, and social restrictions. For these reasons, we require all participating IFSA students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, effective for our Winter and Spring 2022 terms.
We will continue to revise and improve our COVID risk mitigation measures as conditions and knowledge evolve.