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Since the first reports of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in January, JWU Study Abroad and Experiential Education & Career Services have been closely monitoring updates by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Government Travel Advisories, international partners, as well as JWU's Health Services and Emergency Management departments. 

With the ongoing concerns around student safety, travel restrictions, and community responses to COVID-19, JWU has take the proactive steps to cancel:
  • All summer 2020 group and individual programs
  • All fall 2020 group and individual programs
  • All spring 2021 travel-based group and individual programs
  • All summer 2021 group and individual programs
JWU is unable to grant credits for any study abroad program at this time.  Our full portfolio of travel-based programs is suspended including the Study Abroad Petition Process for International Academic Programs Outside of JWU until travel-based programs are re-opened. 

It is important to stay informed from official sources.  Here are links to reliable and timely information regarding COVID-19:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) assessment of China
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) assessment of South Korea
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) assessment of Italy
World Health Organization (WHO)
CDC – Basic Coronavirus information
JWU Global - Study Abroad and JWU Global - International Student Services Office will continue to monitor events worldwide in order to support students, faculty, and staff traveling within the United States and internationally. 
If you have any questions, please contact JWU Health Services, JWU Global Study - Abroad at 401-598-1406 or, or JWU Global-International Student Services Office at 401-598-4669 or We are committed to keeping the JWU community healthy and informed.