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Frequently Asked Questions
 “I planned to study abroad in the spring or summer 2021. Will I still be able to?”
As of now, programs beginning in Spring 2021 are still running as planned. Students who originally planned on participating in Maymester or Summer 2020 programs may also contact their program director to inquire about the option of rolling their application over to the 2021 application cycle. Many programs have taken advantage of this opportunity, but please check with your individual program. Students whose applications were rolled over to the 2021 cycle will still need to commit to the program again and will need to pay the program deposit again (2020 program deposits were refunded to students).
“I planned to study abroad, and now I can’t. How do I make sure I have the credits I need?”
There are several options available to students to ensure that they receive the necessary credits:
  • You may check with your program director to inquire about the possibility of taking the courses online if your study abroad program was cancelled.
  • Students who originally planned on participating in Maymester or Summer 2020 programs may also contact their program director to inquire about the option of rolling their application over to the 2021 application cycle. Many programs have taken advantage of this opportunity, but please check with your individual program. Students whose applications were rolled over to the 2021 cycle will still need to commit to the program again and will need to pay the program deposit again (2020 program deposits were refunded to students).
  • You may check the UGA Bulletin for the availability of other UGA courses that could fit your academic needs.
  • You may check the availability of Domestic Field Study programs that fit your academic needs.
  • You may schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor to discuss additional study abroad opportunities.
 
However, please work with your UGA academic advisor to ensure that the courses you are taking will fit into your individual academic plan.
“Are any UGA study abroad programs running during Fall 2020?”
The UGA at Oxford and UGA Cortona Fall 2020 Semester programs have been cancelled. However, Fall 2020 Domestic Field Study programs are currently planning on running. 
“Will I still be able to study at Cortona/Oxford?”
Programming at UGA's International Centers has been suspended for Fall 2020, but they are planning to resume activities for Spring 2021. Please visit UGA at Oxford or UGA Cortona for more information. Future programs are accepting applications.
UGA Outbound Exchange Programs
The status of Fall 2020 outbound UGA Exchange Program participation is currently undergoing a review given the COVID-19 pandemic and potential impact on health abroad.  Additional information regarding the program status, current immigration restrictions for students, as well as calendar changes and/or teaching format has been sought from our UGA Exchange Partner Institutions and will be taken into consideration as UGA further evaluates the feasibility of each individual program location.  Should a program be canceled, OGE will work with impacted students and host universities institutions to defer participation to Spring 2021 where feasible.
Incoming International Exchange Programs
Incoming exchange students are still being welcomed to attend University of Georgia as long as their program has not been cancelled by their home university. Travel to the US will be dependent on immigration services – for more information, please visit https://globalengagement.uga.edu/immigration for updated FAQ regarding immigration status and services at UGA.
Non-UGA Programs
Please note that Non-UGA programs are external to UGA, and therefore are not affected by UGA program cancellations.  If your program provider is still continuing operations (in-person or virtually), you may continue your participation with your Non-UGA program.  We ask that you carefully consider your decision and consult with your program provider and the advice of the State Department and CDC, especially if you have certain respiratory or immune deficiencies.

Any questions in regards to your program continuation, contingency plans for academics, or program refunds should be directed to your program provider.

Please keep your Global Education Advisor up to date with any changes in your program plans or if you decide to withdraw and update your program itinerary in the StudyAway Portal with any travel changes.
OGE Events
In order to ensure the safety of our students while still providing our standard informational events, we will be hosting a Virtual Sneak Peek on August 28th from 11am to 3pm and our Annual Study Away Fair will be conducted virtually on September 15th.
UGA Immigration Services
Immigration Services at UGA created the Immigration Services Fall 2020 FAQ with information regarding: travel, health resources, visa, among other things.
 

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