Spring Break and Summer Program Cancellation
Will the same programs be offered next summer?
Programs for next summer are not finalized. If your canceled program is offered next summer, we will make sure to communicate that to you directly.
I had to purchase vaccines, luggage, or a passport for my trip. Will that be reimbursed?
Lynchburg will not be reimbursing students for vaccines/luggage/passports or any personal purchases made in preparation of these trips.
My program was canceled. How will that affect my academic progress to graduate on time?
University of Lynchburg will work closely with schools/colleges with the goal of mitigating potential impacts on students’ academic progress. Depending on the program, we will work with students to consider alternative options such as registering for classes at Lynchburg this summer or fall semester.
My program was canceled. Will I get a full refund and when can I expect my refund?
All students and guest travelers enrolled in a University-sponsored international spring break or summer program will receive a full refund for deposits and payments already made. The Center for Global Education will be working with Student Accounts and Accounts Payable to issue refunds of all funds paid to the University within 4 to 8 weeks, or as soon as possible. If you do not receive your refund within that time period, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will COVID-19 affect 2020-21 planned programs?
At this time, the University has only canceled Spring/Summer 2020 international programs. We will continue to monitor the situation and make determinations as necessary.
Are Lynchburg-sponsored domestic study away programs canceled?
At this point, University-sponsored domestic travel has not been canceled for Summer 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and recommendations made by the CDC and will update participants and faculty.
Students Currently Abroad
At this time, Lynchburg students affected by COVID-19 are only studying abroad through Lynchburg-affiliated and non-affiliated third-party program providers.
Do I have to come home if I’m in an affected area?
Effective March 12, University of Lynchburg canceled all University-sponsored international travel scheduled during spring break and Summer 2020. This policy does not apply to students enrolled in semester-long affiliate and non-affiliate programs. Those students should refer to their program providers on recommendations and procedures. Effective March 12, Lynchburg students studying abroad in France and Spain have been notified by their program providers that their programs have been canceled and they will return to the U.S. no later than March 19.
What if I want to stay on my study abroad program?
If you choose to stay on affiliate and non-affiliate programs that have not been canceled by the program provider, you may do so. Students should follow any recommendations that are communicated by their program provider.
If I choose to come home or my program is canceled, what will happen to the courses I was taking?
Our affiliate and non-affiliate partners are preparing to offer online options so that students can complete their coursework. We recommend that students contact their program provider to ask for more information.
If I withdraw from my program or it is canceled, what will happen with the scholarship and federal financial aid money dispersed to me to pay for this program?
This will vary based on the situation of that particular student. For specific answers, please reach out to the University of Lynchburg financial aid office.