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General Statement: General Statement: Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for international travel, TnCIS will continue to monitor the situation while planning for our Spring and Summer 2023 programs. Our staff consults multiple agencies and websites from both the U.S. and our program countries to keep informed of requirements for travel. Some websites you can access for more information include the CDC’s International Travel information and the US Department of State. TnCIS does recommend participants be current on vaccinations and boosters due to the ever-changing policies of our program locations. We reserve the right to require vaccinations based on the entry policies for our program countries. As you explore the exciting study abroad options on our website, we also encourage students to use our live chat and advising options to consult with TnCIS staff members virtually. Information will be updated on our website as needed.

TnCIS monitors multiple sources to assess the current conditions related to travel for all program locations. We monitor alerts and communications from government and non-government entities specializing in health and safety issues to inform our decisions. Students can contact us with any questions regarding the program countries for more information.
TnCIS is constantly monitoring immigration policies of our host program countries. In some program locations, a COVID-19 vaccine is currently required for entry. In other locations, unvaccinated travelers are required to quarantine for 10-14 days. Additionally, many of our program excursion locations, such as museums, historical sites and even restaurants are requiring proof of a vaccination for entry. For these reasons, students should plan to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Please contact the TnCIS office for more information.
Some program countries may impose entry requirements to mitigate COVID-19 infections by foreign visitors. In some cases, it might be necessary for participants to supply a negative COVID-19 test taken before travel (potentially before departure and return to the U.S.) in order to board their flight. TnCIS monitors the immigration requirements for each program country and will inform students of any entry requirements once they have been accepted into a program or once requirements are made public. Information such as quarantine rules, city curfews, and vaccination requirements can be found on the US Department of State website.
Based on current policy, if TnCIS cancels a program after the program fee payment deadline, students will receive a full refund of their fee. If a student decides to cancel their participation in a program after the fee payment deadline, they will be subject to the cancellation policy as stated on the TnCIS Costs & Payment web page.
Based on current policy, yes. The current health insurance provider for TnCIS programs does consider COVID-19 as a medical diagnosis and will cover doctor-prescribed necessary costs during the program dates.
TnCIS has a live chat feature and advising option on our website that allow students to consult with TnCIS staff members virtually. Live chat is available during some business hours and is for students with basic questions that can be answered quickly. Advising is for students with multiple questions about selecting a program, finding a course, or wanting to learn more about all available options.
The TnCIS office is available to answer parents’ basic questions regarding 2023 study abroad programs as well. The FAQs on this page also address many concerns parents may have regarding COVID-19 and TnCIS 2023 programs. Due to FERPA regulations and privacy laws, TnCIS is not able to give specific information regarding your student without the student present (virtually or in person). Please encourage your student to contact our office directly for questions that specifically pertain to them and their application.