Please be assured that Cornell University and Cornell’s Adult University (CAU) are closely monitoring the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the risks involving travel, as are our colleagues at Cornell's Office of Global Operations and International Health and Safety, our designated tour operators, and our partners on the ground in the countries we visit.

Given the uncertainties of this rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to visit the Cornell coronavirus website regularly for updates and information.

Cornell is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for decisions about travel and programming abroad, including their Travel Health Notices.


If there are no Level 3 CDC warnings ("Avoid Nonessential Travel") and Cornell goes ahead with a trip, but you opt to cancel, you will be subject to the refund and cancellation policy outlined on your individual program's "Prices" page.

If you have independently purchased Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) travel insurance, you may be eligible for a refund on your trip.

If CAU is forced to cancel a trip for which you have registered, CAU will notify you of the options available, which may include rescheduling the trip, applying payment to future tours, or receiving a refund.

For more information

We encourage you to visit Cornell's health update web site for the most up-to-date coronavirus news, resources, and FAQs.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please contact us if you have further questions.