Information for study abroad students and parents

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On Wednesday, President Trump signed a proclamation that suspends entry to the United States of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the U.S.

It is important to note that this ban does not apply to legal permanent residents of the United States (generally), and/or to immediate family members of U.S. citizens.

In light of API closing its operations in Spain and Arcadia‚Äôs shutting down its program in Greece, please be assured that Bryant has a team in place should students need assistance completing the coursework started abroad.  Dr. Laurie Hazard, Assistant Dean for Student Success, is the point person for this team (lhazard@bryant.edu; 401-232-6746).

For students studying abroad in other locations this semester, we understand that the situation is uncertain and that you may be thinking about returning home earlier than originally planned.  The decision of whether to return to the U.S. from various study abroad locations is a difficult one for families. Should you decide to come back to the states, we have in place a team who will work with you to develop individualized plans so that you can complete through Bryant the coursework you started abroad.  As above, Dr. Laurie Hazard, Assistant Dean for Student Success, is the point person for these plans (lhazard@bryant.edu; 401-232-6746).

Please keep Cindi Lewis, Director of Global Education, informed of student travel plans (clewis4@bryant.edu; 401-232-6209).  Should you encounter difficulty finding a return flight to the U.S., please contact the in-country U.S. Embassy for assistance https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html.  We will supply updates as more information becomes available. 

Bryant staff are here to assist in any way we can.