COVID-19 and International Travel

April 2021

Due to the continuous unknowns with COVID-19 and related health and safety concerns in locations around the world, a university decision has been made that LMU will not be offering study abroad programming for the fall 2021 semester.

LMU is taking a proactive approach regarding the fall semester so that students and faculty can make plans with more certainty, including campus course registration and planning for housing. We will focus on the positive return to campus in fall and shift study abroad programming to spring 2022.

In the meantime, several virtual programs are available this summer through LMU Study Abroad, including internationally-focused courses based in locations abroad and remote global internships.

Applications for spring 2022 semester programs abroad are open and will be available through October 2, 2021.

 

February 2021

LMU has recently extended the university international travel suspension to August 2021 due to the covid-19 pandemic and continued travel restrictions worldwide.  This suspension includes summer study abroad programs. 

LMU Study Abroad is offering several virtual programs this summer, including internationally-focused courses based in locations abroad, as well as remote global internships and Washington, DC program.  More information available here. 

The feasibility of running fall 2021 programs abroad is still being assessed.  The regular application deadline for fall 2021 semester programs has been extended to April 2, 2021, and this application cycle will likely involve extensive contingency planning.  LMU continues to monitor health, safety, and travel advisories around the world and will post updated information as it becomes available.  

Applications are open for spring 2022 semester programs abroad and will be available through October 2, 2021.   

 

October 2020

Please note that Study Abroad programming is suspended for the spring 2021 semester due to the covid-19 pandemic and continued travel restrictions worldwide.  

Students who were planning to study abroad in spring have been notified and their applications will be moved to the following term.  Our office will work closely with students who will be studying abroad as seniors next year to assist with any additional planning details. 

The Early Action application for fall 2021 programs is open and will be available until December 2, 2020.  The regular application deadline for fall 2021 programs is March 2, 2021.

LMU continues to monitor health, safety, and travel advisories around the world and will post updated information as it becomes available.

 

June 2020

LMU continues to monitor the global, national, and regional coronavirus pandemic to safeguard the well-being of our community. In alignment with guidance from public health authorities, all university-sponsored international travel is suspended through December 2020. This suspension includes study abroad, programs with international components, research trips, conferences, immersion trips, volunteer or work programs, service learning, fellowships, or professional development activities. 

LMU will continue to evaluate restrictions and recommendations from the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization, and update our policies accordingly. We invite you to visit lmu.edu/together/ for the latest updates.

As travel restrictions ease and travel is once again possible, LMU will continue to prioritize the safety of students, faculty, and staff. We continue to work closely with our partners abroad to ensure protocols are in place to optimize safety and minimize risk. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about measures in place for their particular programs throughout the application process and during pre-departure orientation.