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 Davidson College Virtual Office of Education Abroad   
OEA Virtual Office
 
Education abroad is an invaluable opportunity that supplements the Davidson undergraduate experience. Students have the opportunity to choose from several Davidson sponsored programs and from over 100 academic programs that are operated by partner providers around the world. Each year, well over half of our graduating class studies abroad for a year, semester or summer.
 

                    
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION ABROAD:

Apply for Your Passport!
If you plan on applying for Winter or Spring 2022 and you do not have a passport or your passport will expire in the next year, you should apply now for a new passport. We anticipate longer processing times to receive passports and you must secure yours with enough time to apply for visas for your program country.

Updated 3/26/2021: Fall 2021 Study Abroad PolicyGlobe of flags; celebrating 50 years of Davidson Study Abroad
Davidson's funding policy related to international travel: Davidson College observes the U.S. Department of State’s assessment of risk to travelers in determining approval for study abroad programs and travel funding.  Travel to countries with a U.S. Department of State level 4 advisory is not permitted. The college’s International Education Committee approves individual education abroad programs. As part of that approval process, the Office of Education Abroad and the committee will review each program’s COVID safety protocols throughout as well as U.S. Department of State travel advisories by March 15 (for Davidson Summer Study Abroad Programs),  June 15 (for fall semester programs), and November 15 (for spring semester programs).  The committee will suspend approval of a program if members believe that it will be unable to support students adequately given ongoing risk factors or logistical barriers.

Continue to monitor your host country's Department of State Travel Advisory information.

Students traveling to higher risk locations will have to fill out waivers acknowledging risks and must be prepared to submit a plan detailing the precautions they will take to protect their health and safety and the health and safety of others as well as what steps they will take if their country experiences a lockdown. OEA will communicate more details on these requirements to students over the next few weeks.
 
Individual programs are still making determinations whether they will run in or not, so it is possible that a student would get approval from Davidson but then have their plans fall through because a program decides it cannot run.

Website Updates
The Office of Education Abroad is currently making updates to the content and organization of our website, so users may notice changes while on the site and/or if they revisit. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are having trouble finding any information, please email our office at edabroad@davidson.edu.

Resources for the Latest News Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic: 
All prospective study abroad students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an education abroad adviser. Walk-in advising has been suspended for the fall semester. However, if you have a quick question and would like to speak to someone in person during regular business hours, please call 704-894-2128 to see if an adviser is in the office and able to meet you at the entrance to Duke Residence Hall.
The Office of Study Abroad has changed to the Office of Education Abroad in keeping with the field and in recognition of the wider breadth of international educational opportunities for students. Changes are underway on the webpage, and the term “study abroad” will still be searchable and applicable.
For the class of 2023 and future classes, Davidson College will follow a home tuition policy for fall, spring, and academic year study abroad.  Under this policy, students who study abroad with a partner program will pay to Davidson the College’s study abroad and tuition fees, and the College will pay the partner program’s tuition cost to that program (up to Davidson’s tuition fee).  Students will pay all other program costs, including a non-refundable deposit, directly to the partner program. This policy aligns Davidson’s practices with many other U.S. colleges and universities.