All University-related travel has been suspended at this time. We continue to monitor the guidance of our local, state, and national experts and will inform our community when safe, essential travel can resume.

We strongly discourage students, faculty, and staff from personal travel during this rapidly evolving public health emergency. Any travel could potentially lead to self-isolation or quarantine. Consult the CDC and your local health care professional before making any personal decisions.

Given the unpredictable nature of global travel due to COVID-19 and the standing alerts from both the CDC and the U.S. Department of State that warn against nonessential travel, Adelphi University has suspended study abroad until May 24, 2021. This website will be updated as decisions are made about future dates.  Find general information about Adelphi University’s responses to COVID-19.

  • The CDC must remove the worldwide “Warning – Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Ongoing Transmission.”
  • The U.S. Department of State must remove their “Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel”.
  • In accordance with Adelphi University’s policy, your study abroad destination must have a “Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions” or “Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution” travel advisory from the U.S. Department of State.  Students are able to petition the provost’s office if they desire to study abroad in a country with a “Level 3: Reconsider Travel” advisory.  For more information about the petition process, please email All student travel associated with Adelphi University is prohibited to destinations with a “Level 4: Do not Travel” advisory and/or CDC “Warning – Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Ongoing Transmission”
  • February 1: Adelphi University will determine the status of 2021 summer faculty-led study abroad courses.
  • March 1: Adelphi University will determine the status of 2021 summer study abroad on third party programs.
  • Review study abroad program options online.
  • Email Shannon Harrison, Director of the Center for International Education, to set up an advising appointment (
  • Complete the online Adelphi study abroad application.  If you have not decided where you want to study abroad, complete the General Application.
  • Apply directly to the institution/3rd party provider with whom you want to study.
  • As the future of global travel is unpredictable, do not pay any non-refundable deposits or purchase international flights until you have a final confirmation from CIE that Adelphi University has resumed study abroad.
  • The Department of State has announced significant delays in issuing and renewing passports: if you do not currently have a passport, or if your passport expires in 2021, you’ll need to account for those delays as you prepare for study abroad once the agencies re-open. Passports should be valid for at least six (6) months after your anticipated return to the U.S. Find more information on the COVID-19 Impact on U.S. Passport Operations.
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