Return to Travel – Education Abroad Through Faculty-Led Short-Term Programs
Education abroad travel sponsored by Coastal Carolina University through faculty-led short-term programs abroad will be able to resume mobility on December 15, 2021.
The approval process for short-term faculty-led programs for offer for 2021 – 2022 has concluded, and a range of programs will be introduced by early April for students to review.
Applications will open for these programs on August 1, 2021, with the following deadlines:
- September 10, 2021: Application deadline for programs taking place in Wintermester 2021 (December 2021)
- October 27, 2021: Application deadline for programs taking place in Spring or May 2022
For questions related to Faculty-Led Programs and opening dates for applications, please contact Lori Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Travel resumption processes for other purposes can be reached by the links at the bottom of this page.
Further details about the processes for applying for the Short-term Faculty-Led Programs will be provided in by mid-April 2021.
In the meantime, students are encouraged to:
- Attend Abroad 101 each Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 - 1pm (Eastern) to learn more about the programs.
- Participate in the Virtual Education Abroad Expo from 4 - 6pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
- Review and bookmark the links below for more information about international travel and study decision making, support provided, and international insurance supporting their education abroad.
Students are also informed that travel that is approved during COVID-19 will carry the following expectations of and acknowledgements by travelers:
- CCU strongly recommends that travelers get vaccinated against COVID-19 before travel.
- Travelers will be responsible for completing an attestation of either having been vaccinated or having taken a COVID-19 test with negative results within 72 hours of departure for the travel and to be tested within 72 of returning back to campus (unless they have been vaccinated against COVID within three months of travel or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 90 days before travel).
- Travelers will commit to informing themselves and reviewing materials provided to them to support their information and preparation for travel to support their health, safety, and security.
- Travelers will be responsible for complying with all return to work/campus directives in place at CCU at the time of return from travel.
- Travelers understand that conditions continue to change, and they agree to comply with the updated guidance and requirements related to entry to or transit through the respective locations of their travel.
- Travelers will commit to following COVID protocols as required by CCU, including wearing a mask, maintaining social distance where possible, frequent hand sanitation, and avoiding crowds, pre-departure training (if and as required), as well as any additional guidance as noted by the locations through which and to which they are traveling to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread to themselves and others.
- Travelers acknowledge that CCU will continue to review conditions for each location, including whether permission to enter the country is presently available in determining whether to approve, when to approve, and when to move to make adjustments, up to and including cancellation.
- Travelers acknowledge that CCU may cancel the approved travel at any time up to departure, or while underway, should CCU determine that it is in the best interest of the university to cancel, recall, or suspend travel for any reason.
- Know Your Travel Risk
- Travel Planner – See Restrictions and Qualifiers to Travel Around the USA
- US Embassy Updates – COVID-Related Restrictions on Returning to the USA
- US Embassies – Country Specific COVID-Regulations for Entry and Stay by Country
- S. Department of State(DOS)
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (state.gov)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)
- Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
- International Air Transport Association (IATA)
- Traveler’s Checklist (US Department of State)
- FBI Safety and Security for US Students Traveling Abroad
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Reopen EU
- COVID-19 Return to Travel
- Center for Global Engagement
- International Travel Support
- International Travel Information
- Insurance Coverage for CCU Domestic and International Travelers
- Return to Travel – Domestic or International Research
- Return to Travel – Domestic or International Travel for Conference, Competition, Professional Development, etc.
- Return to Travel – Education Abroad Programs for Exchange, International Internship, or Third Party Programs