October 15, 2020

Dear Trinity Students,

Global study and engagement are key aspects of a Trinity education. As the pandemic restricts our travel this year, it likely will come as no surprise that we have decided to suspend study away programs for spring 2021. This will apply to both Trinity-administered programs and those offered through approved external programs, domestic and abroad.

In making this decision, we are prioritizing your health and safety, guided by ongoing global advisories and travel restrictions. Please know that as soon as we can, we will resume study-away experiences, including short-term global programs. In the meantime, Trinity’s Office of Study Away will contact and support any affected students.

As disappointing as this news is, we hope that you will continue taking globally engaged courses this spring, including by studying other languages and cultures. Our faculty in Rome will also be offering courses remotely this year, which may interest some of you as you register for classes.

Thank you for your ongoing resilience, and please do contact the Office of Study Away with any questions.

Stay engaged and stay positive,

Sonia Cardenas
Acting Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Political Science