The EiCRT (Emerging Issues and Crisis Response Team) decided that it would be a high risk for the University to allow its students to participate in exchange and partner programs through UCF for the Fall 2020 semester. Please see the verbiage below that they have asked was to send to the Fall 2020 students.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place or activity where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
UCF Abroad will not engage in any study abroad activities/trips, including exchange and partner programs, through the end of Fall 2020 for the health and well-being of our students.
By engaging in exchange and partner programs outside of UCF you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
In reference to the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021, please see the response below:
UCF Abroad can facilitate such exchange and partnership programs for Spring 2021 and Summer 2021; however, students should be made aware that these and other study abroad activities are pending the status of global health conditions.
If you or any of your students have questions, please contact Ms. Daren Caine or the UCF Abroad office.