October 5, 2020

Dear students,

I am writing to share an update on international opportunities sponsored by Yale College. I understand that many of you are eager to know what Yale plans for the spring term on campus in order to make your plans for next semester. Information about spring in New Haven will be announced by early November.

In accordance with the Yale University International Travel Policy for Yale College Students, College-sponsored outbound international travel from the United States, such as study abroad and international fellowships, will continue to be suspended for Yale College students for the duration of the academic year, including the fall term, the winter recess, and the spring term. A decision about summer international travel and sponsored activities will be announced before the start of the spring 2021 term.

As travel restrictions have limited the opportunity to study abroad for members of the junior class, I have approved a special exception to allow students who will have a status of first-semester senior during fall 2021 or spring 2022 to study abroad for one semester as long as it is not the final semester of enrollment. Study abroad is not guaranteed for these terms, and all other eligibility requirements continue to apply.

With best wishes,

Marvin M. Chun
Dean of Yale College
Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology; Neuroscience; Cognitive Science