COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Education Abroad General Information

Warning sign COVID-19 (Coronavirus) General Information for Education Abroad Programs

Ongoing Updates Affecting Education Abroad Programs

Thank you for your concern for our students abroad. 

Marquette University understands the current uncertainty and fears surrounding the most recent news about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Like universities across the country, Marquette’s Office of International Education is currently monitoring resources related to the spread of coronavirus worldwide and is in close communication with our university partners abroad and our students to understand the situation on the ground in each affected location.  As the situation at each University in each location is different, we are working hard to determine the best way to assist each of our individual students. 

For students in, or returning to Milwaukee, the Marquette University COVID-19 website has FAQs and other resources available. Please monitor Marquette Today for any additional updates from the Marquette University.  

Additionally, under the guidance of the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Marquette University recommends that students returning from countries with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice follow the voluntary self-quarantine and self-monitoring. The purpose of this guidance is to provide information to returning travelers on how to limit contact with people, monitor for symptoms, and what they should do if they develop symptoms. The CDC provides an overview of countries that have been designated at a CDC level 3 on their page, Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel.

Students are encouraged to remain up-to-date on the advice from the Center for Disease Control regarding the virus.  Specifically, we ask that they educate themselves regarding how the virus spreads, the symptoms of the virus, and advice for prevention & treatment.  The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure and has issued guidance for Travelers from Countries with Widespread Sustained (Ongoing) Transmission Arriving in the United States.

 The Office of International Education is continuously monitoring the situation through sources including, but not limited to:

We are also in close communication with our university partners abroad, to understand the situation on the ground in each affected location. 

Students who have been told to return home should contact studyabroad@marquette.edu. Questions related to coursework, refunds, housing, etc., are being discussed internally and with Marquette’s partner universities, and updates will be provided via email to the students as information becomes available.

Regarding summer and fall 2020 study abroad applications, we are continuing to monitor this rapidly evolving situation. We have cancelled all summer programs starting prior to June 29 and have not at this time cancelled any fall semester programs.  Please check out our FAQs website for outgoing fall 2020 study abroad students for more details.

General information regarding health and safety resources and emergencies abroad can be found on our website.

Please refer to our COVID-19 updates page for additional updates as they become available.