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Due to the continuing global pandemic of COVID-19, all Iacocca International Internships will be virtual.

When travel becomes possible, all travel opportunities will be carefully considered and vetted by Lehigh’s International Travel Advisory Committee.

COVID-19

Summer 2020 travel for Iacocca International Internships was suspended due to 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