Education Abroad COVID-19 Information and Resources

The University of Texas at Austin and Texas Global are committed to providing meaningful education abroad opportunities to students who seek to engage with the world in a way that is ethical, responsible and safe. COVID-19 has changed the world forever, but it has not diminished the benefits of international education—cultural awareness, adaptability, self-reliance, and problem solving.

To support the safety of UT students beginning to plan their education abroad, we will:

  • Provide students with the information and resources to make an informed decision about going abroad during a pandemic.
  • Instruct students to follow the standards as set forth by our institutional partners, foreign governments and public health authorities.
  • Ensure that policies outline the financial responsibilities for participation, financial consequences for withdrawals, and clarity regarding refunds related to program cancellations.
  • Assist any student who wishes to come home at any time and provide clear guidance related to academic and financial impact, overseas insurance, and transportation resources.

Global Risk and Safety

The Global Risk and Safety (GRS) team in Texas Global monitors world events, supports students preparing for departure and assists when emergencies occur abroad. GRS is supported by the International Oversight Committee, which is responsible for establishing guidelines and formulating policies to maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

Check out our Safety Updates.


Frequently Asked Questions