UPDATE: Cancellation of international learning experiences for winter 2022

International Learning Experiences (ILE) such as student exchanges, study abroad, international field courses, co-ops, and international research continue to be impacted by COVID-19, and more so with the omicron variant.

As the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff continues to be our highest priority, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all outgoing ILE for the winter term (January through April 2022), with some very specific exceptions. This decision was informed by Dalhousie’s International Travel Policy, which restricts undergraduate student travel to international locations with a Global Affairs Canada travel advisory of level 3 or 4. Currently, there is a worldwide level 3 travel advisory.

While our decision is consistent with many other post-secondary institutions, we know that this will be a disappointment to our students who were looking forward to learning with our outstanding partners. Internationalization continues to be a high priority for Dal and we hope these students (and many more!) will be able to participate in international learning experiences in the future. Students may be able to defer their winter ILE to the summer or fall term – we encourage students to discuss their options with their department and the International Centre.

Students travelling to their home countries to complete a work-term or co-op will be granted an exception. International medical residents will also be granted an exception.

The Faculty Dean and Provost must approve all other exceptions to this decision.

Please contact Cynthia Murphy, Director, International Centre (cynthiajmurphy@dal.ca, 902-999-6088) with questions and requests for more information.

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