March 19, 2020
On March 19th, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) raised their Global Health Advisory to Level 4: Do Not Travel. In the update, the DOS advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, U.S. citizens abroad are urged to arrange for an immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.
At this time, all ISA programs worldwide have been suspended and students advised to return home. The majority of ISA students have already departed their program location; and those who have not yet arranged travel back to the U.S. have been notified of the update to the DOS advisory level. ISA is working to support students still on-site in making their final transportation arrangements and is liaising with host institutions abroad regarding student academics.
ISA continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and will provide significant updates to students, their parents, and our U.S. partner institutions.