TRAVEL, HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SECURITY
Dartmouth College is very focused on the health, safety, and security of students and faculty participating in off-campus programs. As we prepare for the resumption of off-campus program offerings during Academic Year 2021-22, please keep in mind that COVID-19 safety concerns and related risk mitigation efforts will play an important role. Our goal is to offer meaningful off-campus program experiences as soon as we can responsibly do so.
We are optimistic that we will be able to offer most, if not all, of the programs scheduled for AY'22 beginning with fall 2021 offerings. Our ability to do so will depend upon several factors which include COVID-19 positivity rates, vaccination programs in the U.S. and at host locations, a lifting of international travel restrictions, and guidance issued by governmental agencies such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State, as well as from other sources such as International SOS, Dartmouth's travel assistance provider.
Guarini Institute staff and other college personnel are actively monitoring COVID-19 developments in the United States and at each of our program locations. We will be providing periodic updates about our plans for the resumption of programs as well as on the status of individual programs.
We encourage you, along with your family, to carefully think about the implications of studying in another country, or at an off-campus location in the U.S., not only regarding academic concerns, but also in terms of the emotional, health, and safety demands that will be placed on you. Health and safety precautions should be researched and discussed. Plan ahead, but also, be flexible within a new context and when faced with new challenges. And rest assured, we are here to help you as you prepare for a term away.