Frequently Asked Questions: Coronavirus & Study Abroad
Updated June 3, 2020
This situation is rapidly changing and students should regularly monitor the OIE & Study Abroad websites and the university's Coronavirus Information page, as well as read all university emails sent to their Andrew account.
I am taking remote summer classes at an institution abroad. How do I seek transfer credit?
All students taking online courses from programs/institutions located outside of the U.S. should work with OIE/Study Abroad to complete the Study Abroad Transfer Credit (SATC) process prior to the start of the summer semester. Set up a time to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor via the CMU Study Abroad Portal.
Is Fall study abroad still permitted?
As of now, we are still reviewing the possibility of Fall study abroad as well as instruction in Pittsburgh. Currently, University-sponsored international travel is not allowed. Additionally, we follow guidelines from the U.S. State Department and CDC, amongst other resources, which currently recommend no international travel. We strongly recommend that students hoping to study abroad in the Fall develop a back-up plan to study at CMU in the fall, in the event that Fall 2020 study abroad is not possible or not permitted.
I am abroad, and want to remain and study abroad again for the Fall term. Is this possible?
We are currently assessing this situation. We realize this may be on a case-by-case basis depending on offerings provided by CMU and your academic needs; as well as safety, health, visas and immigration issues. Please contact a Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your situation further.
I am an international student, or living abroad internationally at the moment. Can I enroll in a local institution in my current location/home country?
We are currently assessing this situation. This may depend on CMU’s Fall offerings, as well as if the program abroad will be offered in person or remotely. Please contact a Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your situation further.