Coronavirus Updates

Update February 13, 12pm PST

South Korea Programs – Spring 2020

Yonsei University – has modified its Spring 2020 schedule. Orientation is cancelled and classes have been delayed until March 16, but Yonsei is allowing students to move into housing between February 21 and March 15. There are three arrival options – please refer to the Feb. 13 email from USAC for pertinent details. Additionally, the program calendar has been updated with this information.

Kookmin University – has modified its Spring 2020 schedule. Classes will now begin on March 16 and will likely end June 26. You must arrive on February 29 OR March 15 -- these are the only two arrival days that Kookmin University will allow. We are awaiting details re: orientation. Please review other pertinent details sent in the Feb 12 email from USAC. Additionally, the program calendar has been updated with this information.

Chonnam National University - Arrival and orientation dates have remained the same, however, classes will now begin on March 16 and end June 26. Please review other pertinent details sent in the Feb 12 email from USAC. Additionally, the program calendar has been updated with this information.

If you have further questions, please contact USAC Program Advisor Rylie Mansuetti at rylie.mansuetti@usac.edu.

 

Update February 7, 4:30pm PST

We have confirmed that all students in our Chengdu and Shanghai programs have departed China as of Feb. 4. USAC China staff and students are still healthy with no indication of exposure to the virus. We are thankful for the students, parents, universities, and USAC China staff who worked with us to ensure the quick and safe transition of all students. For those who have been impacted by the coronavirus, we join the international education community in wishing for the best possible outcome.

Other program updates:

  • We will confirm the status of the China 2020 Summer Sessions by early March, and we will continue to monitor the situation for future sessions.
  • Regarding the status of South Korea Partnership programs:
    • Yonsei University has modified the schedule and delayed the start of courses to March 16; we’ll provide updates as we receive further details.
    • Kookmin University – awaiting further details
    • Chonnam National University - awaiting details
  • Regarding the status of the Japan Partnership programs, they are set to commence as scheduled. We are in contact with our overseas partners and will continue to provide updates as we receive them.