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In light of the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic, please see guidance for students and families considering Iacocca International Internships for Summer 2022.

When travel becomes possible, all travel opportunities will be carefully considered and vetted by Lehigh’s International Travel Advisory Committee.  Please see guidance for students and families considering Iacocca International Internships for Summer 2022.

COVID-19

To learn about Lehigh university's full response to the pandemic, visit the Lehigh University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center.

ITAC

The International Travel Advisory Committee (ITAC) is a group of Lehigh staff and faculty from across the university that reviews all undergraduate international travel.

In reviewing future programming involving travel, ITAC will reference a broad range of domestic and international resources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization, International SOS (ISOS), and Lehigh’s partners abroad. ITAC will review a number of factors, such as: CDC and U.S. Department of State Travel Alerts, availability of flights, partner program response planning regarding COVID19, guarantee that courses can be taken remotely should a student not be able to travel or must return to the states early. In order to consider allowing travel to a particular country, in conjunction with other logistical considerations, Lehigh will be looking for the CDC travel alert to be no higher than 2 and State Department travel warning no higher than 3.

The following is a partial list of resources that may be consulted by ITAC as part of the program review.

  • U.S. Department of State

    • The U.S. Department of State assigns a travel advisory to every country on a scale of 1 to 4 in addition to providing detailed advice regarding in-country safety and security concerns for U.S. travelers.

  • U.S. Department of State Country Specific Information

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)

    • OSAC promotes security cooperation between American private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State.

  • Forum on Education Abroad

    • Forum sets the "Standards of Good Practice" for education abroad programs

  • NAFSA - Association of International Educators

  • Governments of United Kingdom, Canada, Australia

Student International Services and Insurance Program

updated 10/14/2021