CGIS and the University of Michigan continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation as it develops worldwide. Changes to the situation abroad can happen at any time and CGIS staff will communicate updates directly to students as they become available. Parents and other concerned parties who would like to receive this information should ask their students to share the updates with them. Students planning to participate in CGIS programs worldwide are advised to continue to closely monitor the latest developments and to adhere to any national and international public health directives issued by their host country or institution.

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Update Date: September 12, 2022

Note: Some of the below language has been borrowed from the Global Michigan Student FAQ.

Winter 2023

What is the current status of CGIS study abroad programs for Winter 2023?

  • The majority of CGIS programs that closed due to the pandemic have re-opened and are now accepting applications. A few select programs remain closed due to the ongoing public health situation in those locations.

I have already submitted my application. Could my program still be cancelled?

  • While unlikely, there is always the chance that programs could be cancelled prior to departure if the public health situation deteriorates in either the US or host country. Students should be informed about financial and academic implications should the program be canceled (or altered) prior to departure, or during the program itself.  Students are strongly encouraged to carefully review the partner's program cancellation and withdrawal policies before moving forward with any type of commitment, as CGIS has no control over our partners’ policies and cannot intervene should you be held financially responsible after committing to non-refundable costs. 
  • Should a change occur to a given program, CGIS advisors will communicate directly with applicants. Please also see the Health & Safety Alerts page for updates as they become available.

Previous FAQ’s regarding cancelation of U-M study abroad programs