Carnegie Mellon University

Frequently Asked Questions: Coronavirus & Study Abroad

Updated July 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. 

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.

The university has made the difficult decision to suspend participation in study abroad for the fall 2020 semester and over winter break (between the end of fall 2020 and the start of spring 2021) and participation in educational exchange for the 2020-2021 academic year.  

As of now, general spring  2021 study abroad is permitted, and we are working with students and institutions/programs abroad. A final decision, will be forthcoming as we watch things progress. We sincerely hope that students will be able to study abroad at a future time and we look forward to supporting their experiences.

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.
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.