Updated March 31, 2020 (Note: This document will be updated as information changes).
Who should I contact at Education Abroad if I have questions?
Your first point of contact in the Office of Education Abroad should always be your Study Abroad Advisor. Study Abroad Advisors can be contacted by message through your VIA account. Study Abroad Advisors are also available for virtual advising. Appointments for virtual advising can be made through MyWildcat Success. Finally, you may also contact the Office of Education Abroad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Spring 2020 study abroad program was cancelled and now I am taking classes online, will my credit transfer to UNH
All courses must be to be completed successfully, with a grade of “C” or better to be considered for credit transfer. Any changes from original course registration should communicated with your Education Abroad Advisor as soon as possible. All UNH students must be registered for a minimum of 12 US semester credits.
If my experience was cut short, will the experience satisfy my International Affairs/Language/Honors requirement(s)?
Please discuss your individual situation with your Academic Advisor, IA Advisor, Language Advisor, or Honors Advisor.
All UNH Approved, Exchange and Managed Programs have been cancelled for Summer 2020.
I am having issues with uploading forms or other technical issues with Via, what should I do?
Please send a detailed message to your Education Abroad Advisor through VIA and your Advisor will respond to you directly.
Where can I find the latest information about UNH’s decisions related to International Travel?
The latest information can be found on UNH’s Education abroad website https://www.unh.edu/global/education-abroad Official announcements and communications will also be shared by message through VIA and email. The UNH COVID-19 website remains the source of all information related to COVID-19 https://www.unh.edu/main/coronavirus. Please note that UNH policy prohibits student travel and activities in countries and areas that the U.S. Department of State rates as Level 3: Reconsider Travel or Level 4: Do Not Travel. https://www.unh.edu/global/policy-international-travel-risk-review-itrr
When will there be a decision about Fall 2020 Approved, Exchange and Managed Study Abroad programs?
The health and well-being of UNH students, faculty and staff continue to be the University’s top priority. As the landscape of COVID-19 evolves, the University will continue to monitor, evaluate and assess the feasibility of allowing UNH students to participate in Approved, Exchange and Managed Programs. All students, faculty and staff will be notified of any formal decisions related to Fall 2020 study abroad programming as soon as that information is available.
I am planning to Study Abroad in Fall 2020. Should I plan to register for Fall courses at UNH to have a default plan in place?
All UNH students should plan to register for Fall classes to guarantee their academic continuity and in the event that Fall 2020 study abroad programs get cancelled.
Work with your Academic Advisor and register for UNH Fall courses (at the end of April when registration opens) This will ensure that you get the courses you need to stay on track for graduation. If Fall 2020 Study Abroad programs do run, we will override your Durham courses and register you as a study abroad student. If your intention is to study abroad in future semesters/years, you may wish to “save” courses that had already been approved and take them during a future study abroad semester.
My Fall 2020 Approved Program was cancelled by the Approved Program Provider, what do I do now?
Please work with your Education Abroad Advisor to find another program or defer your study abroad plans until a later time.
If I put down a deposit for a study abroad program for Fall 2020, will I get it back?
Please contact your Approved Program provider with questions related to their refund policy.
Spring 2021 and beyond
Do you recommend I hold off studying abroad until Spring or Summer 2021?
We continue to monitor this evolving global health pandemic on a day-to-day basis. While we hope that conditions improve in the near future to enable international travel and programming, the reality is that we must watch and wait. For a higher degree of certainty, we recommend that students consider planning their study abroad experience for Spring 2021 or later.
My parents don’t want me to study abroad due to COVID-19, but I do, what do you advise?
We encourage every UNH student to have an open discussion about study abroad with their family to come to the decision about when, where, and how to have the most successful international experience.
I am an IA dual major and I’m required to study abroad. What should I do??
Please contact the IA department staff to explore options.