June 21, 2021

Fall 2021 Study Away

Dear Campus Community,

On June 10, Furman’s Study Away Safety Compliance and Assessment of Risk Committee (SASCAR) met to re-evaluate study abroad programs and sites for this fall.

Furman’s SASCAR Committee has made an exception that will allow study away on approved affiliate third party provider study abroad programs in the fall 2021 semester for the following countries with U.S. Department of State and CDC Travel Advisories at a Level 3 or Level 4: Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and the “Wild Semester” faculty-led program in the United States. At this time, study away to Costa Rica has not been approved.

Furman will continue to monitor conditions closely, and approval for travel to specific destinations may be rescinded if health and safety conditions deteriorate to a level Furman determines to be unsafe.

The SASCAR Committee decision to sponsor travel to areas with Department of State and CDC Level 3 or Level 4 travel advisories is not an endorsement of the safety of the area or of a student’s specific plans. The responsibility to assess the safety of a student’s proposed study abroad program remains with the student in consultation with the student’s family.

Students planning to study away in Fall 2021 received an email with more information about required next steps.

Thank you,

Nancy Georgiev
Study Away and International Education