Illinois State University announced in a statement Tuesday afternoon that it will be canceling "all spring and spring break 2021 study abroad programs and any credit-generating experience requiring international travel" due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"We realize that this is a difficult and unfortunate situation, and sincerely hope that you will have the opportunity to study abroad in the future," Director of Office of International Studies and Programs Luis Canales said in the email.
ISU also plans to minimize financial impacts and academic setbacks that could be correlated with the delaying decision. Students will not be charged the $300 Study Abroad Application Fee.
Due to the decision, all applications for the spring semester in the MyStudyAbroad Application Portal are closed. Students who were supposed to study abroad for the spring semester can contact their academic advisor to review their plan of study.
The summer 2021 and fall 2021 applications are set to open in the application portal in September.
The full email can be read below.