On April 20th, the Department of State announced its intention to align with the CDC ratings. This resulted in almost 80% of countries moving to State Department Travel Advisory Level 4.
We expect that this has initiated renewed conversations on campuses across the U.S. regarding study abroad plans for summer and fall. We are pleased to share that Arcadia Abroad is moving forward with its plans to run summer and fall programs.
It is important to note that this Department of State announcement does have small rays of hope embedded in it that are worth sharing with decision makers on your campuses:
The Arcadia Abroad Health and Safety team will continue to monitor conditions and trends focusing on:
Arcadia is excited to build safe and engaging experiences for students during the summer and fall. To help prepare them, resources are be made available around:
Finally, Arcadia will soon provide additional resources to partner institutions, including entry requirement guides, through its advisor portal to help partners follow the same trends and data points Arcadia is tracking, and to provide access to the same resources that students have been provided. These tools are designed to help partners both advocate for and drive decisions on their campuses.
Anyone that would like to discuss Arcadia Abroad's approach or address any questions or concerns they may have should reach out to Lisa Donatelli, Chief of Operations, Risk Management and Compliance at email@example.com to schedule a call. And anyone interested in exploring a domestic option for students should consider Intern Philly.