IPO News

Outlook for Spring ‘21 Study Abroad

Friday, September 11, 2020

Yes, you can still plan to study abroad for spring ‘21! The International Programs Office (IPO) is cautiously optimistic about study abroad in the spring semester of this academic year. While the pandemic will continue to affect our lives for the foreseeable future, we can’t predict what exactly those effects will be, neither here nor abroad. 

Since study abroad takes a lot of planning, students who want to have the option to study abroad in spring ‘21 need to be working on their applications now. Visit Ed Abroad’s Virtual Advising Center to get started. 

IPO has not issued a blanket suspension of all programs; instead, we are working to identify a portfolio of programs that we are confident will be available to students, possible to travel to, and that, as always, meet UMass’s rigorous standards for academic integrity, as well as health and safety.

 UMass Abroad (our program database) and the Virtual Advising Center will be the most up-to-date resources for advisors and students to determine what programs are available this Spring.