The University has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person international mobility for the winter term 2021. This applies to all outgoing and incoming students, for research internships, coop terms, field research courses, etc. As the pandemic is escalating at different rates and times around the world, we have assessed that the risks remain too high to allow our students to travel during the winter 2021.
The various units responsible for coordinating these mobility opportunities are working closely with their students to find alternatives and/or postpone their international experience. We encourage students who are affected by this decision to contact their academic or administrative units to coordinate the next steps.
Some people may be authorized to travel on an exceptional basis for research purposes or to conduct field work that is considered essential. We are currently developing a formal travel review process, in consultation with key mobility stakeholders.
Students whose essential travel is urgent should request an exception by contacting the Student Safety Abroad Advisor at uointl@uOttawa.ca.
For any additional questions or concerns, please contact the International Office at email@example.com.