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COVID19 Upcoming Travel FAQ

Summer GO Short 2020, Summer GO Your Way 2020 and Fall GO Long 2020
Winter GO Short 2020, Winter GO Your Way 2020 and Spring GO Long 2021
 
Is there a decision about Summer 2020 GO Short programs?
All GO Short programs for Summer 2020 are suspended. Most were able to be rescheduled and students were notified directly of those plans. 

When will GO make a decision about postponing a program?
The timing of decisions will be based on a balance of global health news, public health and safety advisories, travel restrictions, visa application dates (when applicable), and program deadlines (when applicable), as well as feedback from on-site contacts. Once a decision has been made to postpone a program, GO will promptly notify students with details about alternative options.

Summer GO Short 2020:
No GO Short programs will travel over Summer 2020. GO communicated directly students who are enrolled Summer GO Short programs.

“GO Short” programs are study-away options offered during winter and summer breaks in which students attend programs that are directly managed and administered by the GO office.

Summer GO Your Way 2020: 
As of March 16, GO notified students with travel over the summer that their approval was rescinded, as GO does not approve travel/reserves the right to rescind approval for a program in a region with a level 3 or 4 advisory.

“GO Your Way” programs are options during winter and summer break. Students typically attend study abroad programs through providers.

Fall GO Long 2020: Decisions to postpone or cancel programs are made by each program provider; therefore, the timing may vary. If a program is cancelled by the provider, GO will work with students to help them find alternatives.

For SWSB London, GO office makes postponement and cancellation decisions for this program. The decision for SWSB London will be communicated to students in July. 

As of May 5, many programs and universities are starting to make decisions about their programming and communicating that directly with GO and the students. We are watching travel advisories very closely as GO does not approve travel/reserves the right to rescind approval for a program in a region with a level 3 or 4 advisory.

“GO Long” programs are options during the semester in which students attend programs not directly managed or administered by the GO office.

Winter GO Short/GO Your Way 2020: 
We are cautiously moving ahead with winter programs. A decision about travel will be made in October.

“GO Short” programs are study-away options offered during winter and summer breaks in which students attend programs that are directly managed and administered by the GO office.

“GO Your Way” programs are options during winter and summer break. Students typically attend study abroad programs through providers.


Spring GO Long 2021: 
Students who applied for Spring 2021 GO Long programs will hear from GO about their application on August 10, 2020. 

“GO Long” programs are options during the semester in which students attend programs not directly managed or administered by the GO office.

My Fall GO Long 2020 program is located in a level 3 or 4 region – is it already canceled?
Not yet. As of May 5, many providers are making changes to their Fall GO Long 2020 programs in which Susquehanna students have been approved. Some programs have been canceled by the university or provider. Students affected have received information if their program is canceled.

GO reserves the right to rescind approval for a program in a region with a level 3 or 4 advisory; therefore, the approval status of these programs could change if restrictions are not lifted.

I am a Fall 2020 student, are there changes to my application deadlines? 
GO asks students to follow the deadlines listed from their program provider, many are extending deadlines. For specific questions about your program, please contact Molly Roe, Director of GO.

Susquehanna's Registrar's Office and GO recommend Fall 2020 GO Long students complete the Susquehanna course registration process in case students are unable to travel in the Fall. Students will, therefore, be completing course registration and course approvals (the "green sheet") for a Fall semester both on and off campus. For follow up questions about this, please contact Molly Roe, Director of GO, or Monica Leitzel, Associate Registrar. 

We also have recommended that students enroll in on-campus housing. For follow up questions about this, please contact Molly Roe, Director of GO, or Colleen Bunn, Director of Residence Life

What happens if a Summer 2020 GO Your Way or Fall 2020 GO Long student has already booked airfare?
We recommend waiting to make airfare arrangements. That being said, a travel agency has outlined a document that compiled the information in one place, to assist you in understanding the refund/cancellation policies for airlines in regards to this ongoing situation. 
 
Each airline has their own policy regarding refunds and cancellation waivers due to the coronavirus. These are being updated regularly as the situation is changing minute to minute. While airlines that have cancelled flights directly into areas with coronavirus outbreaks will provide refunds, many airlines are offering to waive change and/or cancellation fees for flights booked in the next few weeks to provide you with protection and flexibility with upcoming travel plans. All of these airline-specific policies apply to tickets booked directly with an airline and through travel agencies.

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updated 5/21/2020