Center for Global Education

Study Abroad & Study Away

The Center for Global Education is dedicated to breaking down the borders of your college education so that you can experience the world and be ready to live and work in a world that demands a global perspective. While at Moravian this might mean attending the international climate change conference, traveling across Spain with your favorite professor to visit castles and monasteries from the Middle Ages, going to Japan for two weeks to study World War II from a unique perspective, or traveling across Europe. Now is your chance—join the #globalgreyhounds movement! Students majoring in any subject can go abroad during a winter term, spring break, May term, summer term, semester, or for a year. We also assist international students who wish to study abroad at Moravian University on an exchange. Here are the steps to begin your journey abroad:

Steps to Study Abroad 

  1. Create your Global Greyhound study abroad profile.    
  2. Schedule a meeting with Dr. Anize Appel to talk about programs, travel plans, costs, and course pre-approval.
  3. Complete course approval forms and make an appointment to see a Financial Aid advisor (if eligible).
  4. Apply for scholarships
  5. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the courses you will take abroad.
  6. Plan your trip and finalize travel plans with Dr. Appel
  7. Attend a pre-departure orientation.

Global Greyhounds, we know you will be transformed by your study abroad, so let’s make a little Global Greyhound Magic by getting everything planned and ready for your trip.

COVID-19 Disclaimer: Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic we cannot guarantee travel or entrance into a destination as a result of COVID-19 related delays and /or closures.  Please see the COVID-19 disclaimer. Moravian University requires that all students who plan to participate in a Moravian travel course provide evidence of COVID vaccination.


Program Styles

Moravian University offers a number of study abroad programs of varying lengths and types. Choose the program type that best fits you!

 


Study Abroad COVID-19 FAQs

Moravian University’s Center for Global Education (CGE) has been in direct and regular communication with all students who were studying abroad and their families regarding ongoing guidance. 

CGE offered assistance to all students who were studying abroad in countries designated CDC Warning Level 3.  As notifications of program closure were shared by the program providers, CGE offered booking assistance (in some cases, helped to purchase return airline tickets) and students were connected with academic advisors and the vice provost to review and plan for their continued academic endeavors.

While CGE partners with a variety of affiliate and exchange program providers for semester study abroad, each provider has its own risk management procedures.  As such, each student receives direct correspondence from providers about their specific program.  


Many of our study abroad partners are allowing students to continue their coursework online. We are working with students individually to develop academic plans that help them stay on track for credit hours and time to graduation.


Moravian University is planning for faculty-led travel in Spring 2022 and plan for Fall 2021 semester travel on a case by case basis.  More information regarding study abroad and travel will be disseminated in accordance with federal, state, and CDC guidelines regarding travel. 


Students’ health and safety abroad are our top priority, and we aim to partner with students to make well-informed decisions about studying abroad. We are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation and we continue to compile the latest information, policies, recommendations, and resources. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available, so check back regularly. Should you have any questions after reviewing this page, please do not hesitate to write to us at appela@moravian.edu

COVID-19 Disclaimer: Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic we cannot guarantee travel or entrance into a destination as a result of COVID-19 related delays and /or closures.  Please see the COVID-19 disclaimer. Moravian University requires that all students who plan to participate in a Moravian travel course provide evidence of COVID vaccination.

If you are thinking about and planning on studying abroad for 2021-2022

  • We encourage you to move forward with your planning as usual!
  • Your advisor and the Center for Global Education will help you to determine a backup plan, whether that be another study abroad program or returning to the Moravian campus for the term. Please note that it is possible to drop your Fall semester 2021 or  Spring semester 2022 abroad plans and enroll in Moravian University courses, as long as you inform Moravian of your decision to return to campus before the start of Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 Moravian term.
  • Contact your program directly for complete information about their refund policy if the program is canceled or you choose to withdraw. 

Recommendations for Studying Abroad for 2021-2022

  • Have a backup plan! (always!)   
  • Discuss your plans with your family, adviser, and the Center for Global Education, to determine your personal comfort level with international travel at this time. 
  • Be prepared for travel restrictions to impact your plans. This may not be the time to tour different countries. You should expect to spend the majority (if not the entirety) of your experience abroad in your host country due to government-mandated travel restrictions, mandatory quarantines, and/or airline route cancellations.  
  • Consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance when you book your airline ticket. You should be seeking a “Cancel for Any Reason” policy, as most general trip cancellation policies will not apply to canceling due to coronavirus concerns.
  • Look into STA Travel’s options for booking flights.

 

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