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 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 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 move forward. 

Students in or coming to Milwaukee are encouraged to visit the Marquette University COVID-19 website for resources and University updates. 

All students returning from abroad should follow the guidelines outlined on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Returning from International Travel page. The purpose of this guidance is to provide information to returning travelers on how to limit contact with people, monitor for symptoms, and what to if they develop symptoms.

Students considering travel abroad should visit the CDC Travel page for travel recommendations by country.  Additionally, students are encouraged to read the COVID-19 press release issued by our international insurance company, GeoBlue.

Students are encouraged to remain up-to-date on the advice from the Center for Disease Control regarding the virus.  Specifically, we ask students to 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.

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 with general questions related to study abroad should contact

For more information and ongoing updates regarding Education Abroad at Marquette University, please visit our COVID-19 updates page as well as our FAQs for outgoing fall 2020 study abroad students.

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