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Temple Japan COVID-19 Updates

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Fall 2021

Education Abroad and Temple Japan are working to ensure a positive and enriching time abroad. Given the global changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, your study abroad experience may differ from how you imagined it. Take a look at communications for previous terms to get a sense for the type of updates you might receive to prepare for your time abroad. 

As we move forward, we will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and will provide you with updates specific to your program. In the meantime, we encourage you to reference Education Abroad’s COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks.

Update 1: April 7, 2021

We know that studying abroad this coming fall in Japan is important to you. Despite positive signs on vaccination rates here in the U.S., at this time, the Japanese government is not permitting international travelers, even those with valid visas, to enter Japan. We remain hopeful that the restrictions will change with enough time to be able to offer the fall 2021 study abroad program. However, applicants must complete a back-up plan survey no later than April 15th to have a back-up application available to you. Exceptions and extensions are not possible. Read this important message in its entirety.

Summer 2021

Temple’s Education Abroad office has made extensive efforts to make studying abroad possible for summer 2021. Given the global changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, your study abroad experience will differ from how you may have imagined it. As we move forward, we will provide you with updates specific to your program. In the meantime, we encourage you to reference Education Abroad’s COVID-19 Updates and COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks.

Update 3: March 31, 2021

We are very sorry to inform you that after a thorough review of current circumstances and much discussion with our colleagues in Japan and on Main Campus, Temple University will not be able to offer the summer study abroad program at Temple Japan. Read the complete message to students for details and information about transferring your application to a different term.

Update 2: March 23, 2021

While the Japanese government is moving forward with lifting the state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas, its entry ban remains in effect. Although we will wait until late March to make a final determination about the status of the program, we understand that you may need to consider alternate plans for summer at this time. Read the complete message to students for upcoming deadline updates and information about transferring your application to a different term.

Update 1: February 16, 2021

We are moving forward with plans to run the Summer 2021 program, pending the state of Japan's entry restrictions. This update contains important information about that program. Read the complete message to students.

 

Spring 2021

Given the global changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, your study abroad experience will differ from how you may have imagined it. As we move forward, we will provide you with updates specific to your program. In the meantime, we encourage you to reference Education Abroad’s COVID-19 Updates and COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks.

Update 4: December 23, 2020

This update provides important pre-departure information. Please read this message in its entirety.

Please read the full update in the document linked here:
Temple Japan Study Abroad Spring 2021 Pre-departure Update - December 23, 2020

Update 3: November 25, 2020

This update provides information about the current COVID-19 situation in Japan and important pre-departure information. Please read this message in its entirety; contact Education Abroad staff via email or by making an appointment through our virtual front desk if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help you now or at any time throughout the pre-departure process.

Please read the full update in the document linked here:
Temple Japan Study Abroad Spring 2021 Pre-departure Update - November 25, 2020

Update 2: October 30, 2020

We are excited to inform you that the Temple Japan Spring 2021 Study Abroad program has been approved to move forward. Read the complete message to students.

Update 1: September 8, 2020

As we look ahead to Spring, we would like to answer some frequently asked questions about program status, passports and visas, travel, deposits and pre-departure information. Read the complete message to students.