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IPO Services Available Remotely

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

In keeping with the UMass Amherst campus policy of remote work, the IPO building is currently closed for in-person business. All advising and student-support activities continue during this time and IPO staff members are available via phone or email. Please contact the appropriate staff member for your query by visiting our staff directory. 

Education Abroad Essentials, a mandatory information session for all students in all majors interested in all countries., is now available online. You will not be able to meet with your Education Abroad Program Advisor until you have attended. 

After you have completed Essentials, you can book a Zoom appointment with a peer advisor.

If you are unsure whom to contact, here are some general email addresses for your reference:

General Study Abroad Inquiries: abroad[at]ipo.umass[dot]edu

For study-abroad students and families affected by CoVID-19 issues: coronavirus-ipo[at]umass[dot]edu

Please note that IPO is receiving an extremely high volume of calls and e-mails currently on account of the study-abroad and travel disruptions as a result of the global CoVID-19 situation. Up to date information about the University’s response to CoVID-19 (including IPO-specific information, residential information for international students, and other campus services) can be found at: www.umass.edu/coronavirus. Information on most general topics and FAQs regarding travel and study-abroad can be found there. The main IPO phone line 413 545-2710 will continue to be monitored during business hours