We know it’s a confusing and uncertain time for international travel, so we’ve been keeping a pulse on what’s happening with study abroad. Below are some resources that might be helpful for students who are thinking about going abroad or whose plans have been derailed by COVID-19. We hope you find this helpful! No matter what your school policy, personal preference, or current situation is, KAHAL is here to support you as best we can.
If you have questions about anything you see here, or if you have ideas of what other resources would be helpful for us to share, please reach out to info@KahalAbroad.org and someone from our team will get back to you.

PROGRAM UPDATES

Our partners at the Forum published a centralized list with updates about current and future program cancellations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to see their updates in real time. 

Note: The spreadsheet has a lot of information! We recommend you download it and view it in excel to make it easier to read. The first and third tabs (“College&Uni Canceled or Online” and “Provider Canceled or Online” are the most helpful – look at column E for fall semester updates).

STUDENT RESOURCES

Below are the resources and opportunities KAHAL has compiled for students who had been interested in studying abroad and are now in limbo or needing to change their plans.

Is it safe to study abroad? Webinar On April 22nd Diversity Abroad’s Student Success team hosted an online discussion on a questions many students and families have in this unprecedented time for international travel.
GoAbroad.com Database Online database of virtual programs. Click on “Online Programs” dropdown in the top right to search opportunities, which include study, volunteer, internships, language course, teaching jobs and more.
How to travel the Jewish world virtually? Article Study abroad returnee Madi Jackson blogs about opportunities to connect virtually with the global Jewish community.
GoOverseas.com Database Online database of virtual programs. Click on “Online Programs” dropdown in the top to search opportunities, which include study, volunteer, internships, language course, teaching jobs and more.
Managing Misinformation on COVID-19 through Global Service-Learning Website/ Online Course Amizade is honored to share a completely free virtual global service-learning module on overcoming misinformation and disinformation. This is intended to help train students how to identify misinformation and begin the process of slaying it. The entire world has a responsibility to share accurate information about COVID-19 with their networks and figure out ways to ensure mis-information disappears.
Intern Abroad: Remote Internship Scholarship Scholarship Intern Abroad HQ is excited to announce the launch of a remote internship
scholarship for students and graduates. This is an incredible opportunity to join a cutting-edge organization abroad and cultivate cultural intelligence, develop a global network and polish essential soft skills – all from the comfort of home.

UNDERSTANDING THE FIELD OF STUDY ABROAD

Frustrated about the current situation and looking to understand more about why these decisions are so complex? We recommend you read this article, which illuminates the challenges that study abroad providers and institutions are facing in the wake of COVID-19.

CDC GUIDELINES

Click here to see the CDC’s official guidelines for international travel and study abroad programs.