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COVID-19 Study Abroad FAQs

 The Study Abroad Office has gone remote!

Due to Loyola’s implementation of precautionary measures related to COVID-19, the Study Abroad Office will operate remotely until further notice. We understand you may be confused, anxious, frustrated, or even scared. You are welcome and encouraged to reach out to Wyatt Boykin (Study Abroad Advisor) or Mariette Thomas (CIE Director) with any questions or concerns.
Study Abroad Advising Appointments
Spring 2021 Applicants
Summer and Fall 2021 Applicants

Study Abroad Advising Appointments
I want to make an appointment to talk with an advisor about Study Abroad. How does that work now?

We will continue to accept appointment requests via our Study Abroad portal. Whether with Peer Advisors or CIE staff, all appointments will be conducted remotely via Zoom or phone. Click here to make an appointment.

Spring 2021 Study Abroad Program Applicants
What is the status of my Spring program?

CIE is cautiously optimistic that Spring 2021 programs will proceed as normal. However, we strongly urge you to also register for Spring 2021 classes here at Loyola. In the event that your programs are canceled before the Spring, you will have a backup plan in place. You also need to make a contingency plan for housing. If you are planning to participate in an ISEP or non-Loyola program, CIE strongly urges you to clarify the terms of refund as soon as possible.

I am still working on my Spring 2021 Study Abroad application. How has this process changed now that the office is remote?

CIE will continue to conduct the application procedures as normal, with the following exceptions:

  • Completed Course Approval Forms can now be accepted via email, and we will now accept approval emails in place of signatures. These approval emails should be addressed to Wyatt and must come directly from the person granting approval.
  • Study Abroad interviews and all advising appointments will be conducted via Zoom. 

I have completed my Study Abroad interview. Has anything changed with the nomination / application process to my host program? 

Not until further notice. We will continue to nominate you to your programs as normal, and it is still your responsibility to complete any application requirements outlined by your host programs by their respective deadlines.

Will I still have to attend the required Pre-Departure Orientation?

The Pre-Departure Orientation is still a requirement. CIE has worked to transition key elements of our traditional PDO to an online format. More details will be provided later in the Fall semester.

I have a question that is not answered here. Who do I contact?

Please reach out first to either Mariette Thomas or Wyatt Boykin with any questions that are not explicitly addressed here.

Summer and Fall 2021 Study Abroad Program Applicants

What is the status of these programs?

Applications for Summer and Fall 2021 programs will open soon. If you are interested in learning more about Study Abroad during these terms, you can:

  • Check out CIE's Study Abroad Virtual Fall Fair on 23, 24, and 25 September (more info here)
  • Explore our website here
  • Make an appointment to speak with an Advisor!

 Last updated 8/31/20