COVID Country Updates

Country and Academic Updates

These details are frequently changing. We will update information as we receive it.

Argentina

IFSA programs in Argentina are closing early on March 20, 2020. Host institution classes are unable to be completed remotely, except via the Universidad Torcuato di Tella. We will offer a limited selection of Latin America-focused IFSA classes online beginning in late March, so that students may earn at least 12 credit hours. Check the country update page for IFSA online class options.

Australia

IFSA programs in Australia are closing early on March 20, 2020. Check the country update page to see what our partner institutions are currently offering for remote coursework.

Chile

IFSA programs in Chile are closing early on March 20, 2020. Certain host institution classes are able to be completed remotely, and IFSA resident directors will help students explore these options. IFSA classes in Chile will move to virtual platforms. If students do not have 12 credit hours of remote options available upon program closure, they may choose from a limited selection of Latin America-focused IFSA classes online beginning in late March. Check the country update page for IFSA online class options.

China

IFSA programs in China canceled on January 28, 2020, prior to the program start date.

Costa Rica

IFSA programs in Costa Rica are closing early on March 20, 2020. We are currently exploring partial credit opportunities with Universidad Nacional. If students are unable to confirm 12 credit hours will be awarded following program closure, they may choose from a limited selection of Latin America-focused IFSA classes online beginning in late March. Check the country update page for IFSA online class options.

Cuba

IFSA programs in Cuba are closing early on March 20, 2020. We are currently exploring partial credit opportunities with the Universidad de la Habana. If students are unable to confirm 12 credit hours will be awarded following program closure, they may choose from a limited selection of Latin America-focused IFSA classes online beginning in late March. Check the country update page for IFSA online class options.

Czech Republic

IFSA programs in Prague closed early on March 15, 2020. Students will complete all classes, IFSA-taught classes and Prague College classes remotely. Prague College will have forms of online and distance learning and all classes are currently on Zoom. For more information, visit Prague College’s dedicated website.

England & Wales

IFSA programs in England and Wales closed early on March 15, 2020. Check the country update page to see what our partner institutions are currently offering for remote coursework.

India

IFSA programs in India are closing early on March 20, 2020. Students will complete all IFSA elective classes remotely and receive 12 credit hours for the semester. It may be possible to fulfill the requirements for the Directed Research class remotely on a case-by-case basis.

Ireland & Northern Ireland

IFSA programs in Ireland and Northern Ireland closed early on March 15, 2020. Check the country update page to see what our partner institutions are currently offering for remote coursework.

Israel

IFSA programs in Israel are closing early on March 20, 2020. Students will complete Rothberg International School and Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance classes remotely via virtual platforms. Students should refer to Hebrew University communications for more details.

Italy

IFSA programs in Italy closed early on March 4, 2020. Students will complete all academics remotely.

Mexico

IFSA programs in Mexico are closing early on March 20, 2020. Students will complete all IFSA classes remotely. We are working with our host institution partners to ensure students can complete the remainder of direct-enroll classes remotely after those institutions reopen on April 20, 2020. Check the country update page for additional information.

New Zealand

IFSA programs in New Zealand are closing early on March 20, 2020. Check the country update page to see what our partner institutions are currently offering for remote coursework.

Peru

IFSA programs in Peru are closing early on March 16, 2020. Host institution classes are unable to be completed remotely. IFSA classes in Peru will move to virtual platforms. We will also offer a limited selection of Latin America-focused IFSA classes online beginning in late March so that students may earn at least 12 credit hours for the semester. Check the country update page for IFSA online class options.

Scotland

IFSA programs in Scotland closed early on March 15, 2020. Check the country update page to see what our partner institutions are currently offering for remote coursework.

Spain

IFSA programs in Spain closed early on March 15, 2020. Students will complete all classes (IFSA-taught classes and Universitat AutonĂ²ma de Barcelona classes) remotely. You can access UAB’s dedicated Coronavirus website for updates.