Concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to be very real. We are carefully following the recommendations of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), US Department of State, local governments, and, of course, our partner colleges and universities for all decisions on future programming. We all share the hope that with vaccines in the final stages of production, a healthy return to normalcy is near, and that our students will be able to safely attend their programs of choice abroad.
We know this pandemic has brought disappointment to many who were planning their international experiences, so please know cancellation decisions were not taken lightly. Along with our university partners, our main concern is for the well-being of the students, staff, faculty and the Accent community in each of our cities.
Students are encouraged to shift their plans where possible and point towards the latter half of 2021, i.e. summer or fall terms, when the infection levels will have subsided and there will be a treatment remedy and/or vaccine.
Accent is committed to opening its Study Centers and resuming international programming as soon as international travel and study is deemed safe by local and U.S. health authorities. We have developed elaborate COVID health and safety protocols that adhere to running safe programs with prevention, emergency and pro-active measures in place to deal with issues that could arise from the pandemic.
Accent monitors COVID-19 and disease outbreaks worldwide through the CDC, the WHO, the US Department of State, international and US partner universities, local public health agencies and other government resources.
World Health Organization
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Recommendations by Country
U.S. Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Alert