Study-Abroad Programs at John Jay College

Study-Abroad Programs at John Jay College

John Jay College Study-Abroad COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

We understand you may have questions about how the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, may impact your current or future term abroad. As the situation continues to evolve, our website aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the effect COVID-19 will have on studying abroad at John Jay College. Our website will be updated as facts on the ground change, so please keep in mind that rapidly changing information may result in modifications to the answers provided here.

For more information on COVID-19 and tips for staying healthy, please visit the CDC website.

For the latest information CUNY policy related to study abroad travel, please visit CUNY website:

For the time being, we will continue to advise our students via Skype or phone call only. Please schedule an advisement appointment with us here: Mr. Yanes's Calendly Advising Calendar (link) or Mr. Braslavsky's Calendly Advising Calendar (link).

If you have further questions or would like to discuss this further with a staff member of the Office of International Studies & Programs, please reach out to us at 212-484-1339 or

UPDATE: John Jay Summer and Fall 2020 Study-Abroad Programs SUSPENDED

  • All John Jay College-run and -approved summer and fall 2020 study-abroad programs have been suspended.  This means these programs will not be offered this summer and fall.
  • Moreover, applications for non-John Jay College summer or fall 2020 study-abroad programs will NOT be processed or approved.
  • This decision is based on the U.S. Department of State's issuance of the Global Level 4 - Do Not Travel - Health Advisory.


Our office is committed to put the safety and wellbeing of all our students, faculty, and staff first. The rapidly changing travel restrictions introduce a risk variable that our office can neither predict nor control. We want to take this opportunity to thank all our John Jay student community and all those who support international education for your patience, courage, maturity, and understanding as our office navigates through this global health crisis.


Regarding John Jay College Study-Abroad Programs in 2021

The Office of International Studies & Programs will collect applications for winter 2020-2021 programs (January term 2021).  We will be assessing each program according to health, safety, and quality standards set by the College and University. Should we cancel program, students will be informed before any financial commitment to the program. 


Our office is in daily communication with its affiliate program partners abroad (program providers and host universities) in order to continuously monitor how the situation might develop over the coming weeks and months. As the situation evolves, we will continue to monitor locations and will work with students on a case-by-case basis should their semester plans be impacted.  Our office and program partners are here as a resource to students with questions or concerns about their upcoming study-abroad plans.

The health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty are our first priority, and we rely on guidance from our partners as well as advice provided by US, local, and international authorities in order to determine whether a program should run. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary to students who are planning to participate on summer programs.

Regarding John Jay Students Currently Studying Abroad (Spring 2020)

The John Jay College Office of International Studies & Programs continues to send messages directly to students who are currently abroad, as well as students’ emergency contacts when appropriate. Please refer to these frequent emails for information and guidance. We will continue to contact you directly with all relevant updates.

Study-Abroad Programs at John Jay College

There are many factors to consider when choosing a study abroad program, so it is important to start by doing some research and thinking about your academic, pre-professional, and personal goals. The following resources will provide you with the next steps to help you make a well-informed decision.

Why Go Abroad?

There are many benefits to studying abroad during your John Jay undergraduate career – from special academic opportunities to language competency. Learn more in this section.

Study Abroad Program Models

Not all study abroad programs are alike. Here, you can learn about the types of programs that are offered and which one may suit your academic and personal goals.

Academic Policies for Study-Abroad Programs

Reading and understanding the study abroad policies established by John Jay College is important to the success of your study abroad experience. Please carefully review the policies listed in this section.

Learn more about the studying abroad directly from JJC students who have lived the experience:

Want to study abroad? Here are the next steps.

  1. Research JJC's program options and funding opportunities:
  2. Schedule your study-abroad advising appointment here: 
  3. Apply! (Click here to download application)



  • JJC Summer/Fall 2020: March 30, 2020

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