STUDY ABROAD AND CORONAVIRUS

Safety During a Pandemic

IFSA has been working closely with students, emergency contacts, and university partners since the beginning of the COVID-19 global pandemic in early 2020. We continue to monitor the global situation very closely, communicating regularly with our students and partners and providing guidance and updates.

The health and safety of IFSA students is our highest priority, and our decisions about program closures and cancellations reflect this commitment. IFSA evaluates program viability and overall safety based on a number of factors. Visit our IFSA Matrix tab for more information.

Along with the safety of our students, IFSA also works to make studying abroad something that will not be a financial burden. Our Future-Focused Guarantee refund policy is designed to help. View the details below.

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Alerts / Announcements

Recent health & safety alerts from our program locations.

PANDEMIC PRECAUTIONS
  • Wear a facial mask.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in the trash.
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Reach Out To Us
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
STUDENTS CURRENTLY STUDYING ABROAD:
Contact the local emergency number provided to you during orientation or local authorities. For non-emergencies, reach out to resident staff during office hours.
FAMILY MEMBERS OR ADVISORS OF STUDENTS ABROAD:
Our health and safety staff are located globally to assist you in the event of an emergency. For assistance, you can reach a crisis manager at the following number, 24/7:

1 (866) 726-9540