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Coronavirus Information and Updates 

Study Abroad Update, November 2021


All SUNY Winter 2021-2022 programs are cancelled.

The Spring 2022 New Paltz application process is closed. 

Select programs for Spring 2022 are currently under review. 


To the New Paltz Community,   

The SUNY Office of Global Affairs has released guidance by which campuses can petition to offer study abroad opportunities in the spring 2022 semester.  Following this guidance, New Paltz is moving forward with plans to safely open a select number of travel programs.

As we make requests for program approval, we continue to monitor and assess the risk of international travel by consulting the guidance from the US Department of State and the CDC in collaboration with our partner universities abroad. 

All program admissions are conditional until the program has been fully approved for relaunch. Students are advised to make alternate arrangements for enrollment in New Paltz classes for the spring semester in the event that a program is cancelled and to make no financial investment in travel.  Please contact us with any questions.

While we remain cautiously optimistic about a few programs opening in the spring semester, we encourage you to prepare for your future Study Abroad experience.  What can you do now?

  • Attend an information session with the Study Abroad Advisor or a former study abroad student.  We will continue to offer these opportunities through the fall semester. 
  • Apply for a passport – this process may take 4 to 6 months.
  • Review options for semester, summer and academic year program and find the best match for you! 
  • Talk to your academic advisor and EOP advisor and review your major’s 8 semester plan to determine the best time for you to study abroad. 
  • Look at these fabulous photos taken by New Paltz students who studied abroad and dream of waking up in Milan, Guadalajara, London, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Limerick, or Cairo amongst other amazing study abroad destinations! 
  • Start your application – it is not too early to apply!   

We are here to support Global Learning for each New Paltz student and look forward to seeing you soon!  

With hopeful anticipation,   

Beth Mugler Vargas  
Executive Director 
Center for International Programs 


View the latest information and updates 
regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)from SUNY New Paltz.

Questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or email 

Study Abroad Opportunities are available to apply to now:

  • Virtual Summer
  • In-Person Fall

Application openings and deadlines

Semester Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Semester Advising Hours:
During COVID-19 our advisors are working remotely, and students should contact their study abroad advisor through our Study Abroad Virtual Advising Office.

Email today to make your appointment!

Location: Virtual Center for International Programs










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