IES Abroad is no longer requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all IES Abroad programs (Standard, Customized & Faculty Led, and IES Internships), however we still strongly encourage students to be vaccinated.
If circumstances should change again, we will not hesitate to adapt our policies as appropriate. There may be specific programs, including health studies programs, that could require students be vaccinated. Those exceptions will be communicated to impacted students. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 as we have throughout the pandemic, and we will continue to consult the recommendations of the public health sources in the United States and abroad. The health and safety of our students is our highest priority.
As required for all IES Abroad programs, we will continue to request information about students’ medical and vaccination history. If they are vaccinated, they will be able to share your COVID-19 vaccination information with IES Abroad through this process. Should they test positive for COVID-19 while abroad, they will be asked to follow the local and/or CDC guidelines.
If any further policy modifications are necessary, we will communicate them by email.