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OHIO extends current restrictions on all official student travel through Spring 2021

Published: December 9, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University has extended student travel restrictions for OHIO-sponsored programs through spring semester 2021. This encompasses all official student travel, including independent international travel opportunities.

The suspension of travel is a continuation of policy initiated in July and is in response to guidance on non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic that was received from the State of Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of State, and the University’s international security consultants.

While travel restrictions apply throughout spring semester, some university-related travel may be permitted with prior approval. Students interested in off-campus internships, practica or clinicals within the United States may petition their college of enrollment in order to participate. Additionally, students interested in completing off-campus research may petition the Research Division. 

Ohio University remains committed to supporting continued global engagement through virtual global experiential learning. The Office of Global Opportunities has resources to support the integration of virtual global activities into courses and co-curricular activities. Faculty interested in integrating these opportunities into their spring semester courses can visit www.ohio.edu/goglobal/faculty-staff/virtual for more information. 

Ohio University’s virtual opportunities also include courses through the Global COIL Initiative, in which students participate in a collaborative project with students abroad as part of a course. Students can also pursue virtual study abroad and internship programs.

For more information about study away or virtual global experiences at OHIO, visit https://www.ohio.edu/goglobal or contact the Office of Global Opportunities at 740-593-4583 or global.opportunities@ohio.edu.