Center for International Education



for Education Abroad & International Students

Q: I am planning to participate in a Spring 2021 UMW Approved Provider (non-Faculty-Led) study abroad program. How does this affect me?

A. CIE is continually monitoring the ongoing situation and is in constant communication with our partners around the world. Students are encouraged to reach out to CIE with any questions or concerns about their plans.

Q. I was planning to participate in a study abroad program for a future term but am reconsidering. What do I do?

A. If you decide to cancel or postpone your study abroad experience, please email with your changes. CIE will follow-up with you individually about your plans and can alter your registration information as necessary.

Q. Will Faculty-led programs be offered for the 2020-2021 Academic Year?

A. At this time, all Faculty-led winter and spring break 2021 programs have been cancelled.  CIE plans to reinstate Faculty-led programs for summer 2021, and are continually monitoring the situation. Program information can be found on the Faculty-led program website and will be updated throughout the fall term.

For J-1 and F-1 International Students

Q. I am a current international UMW student on a J-1 or F-1 visa in the US. Is there anything I need to do?

A. Please contact your PDSO/RO at CIE for any questions you may have regarding your immigration status and benefits.

Q. Does my international student insurance plan through iNext Insurance cover me should I contract the coronavirus?

A. Currently, all international students enrolled in CIE’s recommended service provider, are covered like any other illness would be. If a student goes against the travel recommendations and contracts the virus, the student will be denied coverage.

Q. Will offices on campus, including CIE, remain open?

A. Essential services will continue. Many university support offices, including the CIE office, will be operational via telework.  CIE staff can be reached via email and phone during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm), and via the 24/7 emergency number after normal business hours. Information is subject to change, and we will update our office availability as new information comes in. 

Please direct additional questions or concerns to

(updated 11:25am; 9/18/2020)



Education Abroad

Dreaming about study abroad? Ready to increase your self-confidence and cross-cultural skills while enhancing your resume? CIE offers a wide variety of UMW Faculty-Led Programs and seven Exchange Programs. You can also intern, volunteer, conduct academic research, or choose from a host of UMW Approved Programs offered by both education abroad providers and international universities. UMW students can study abroad for a semester or academic year, over the summer, or during the spring and winter breaks to earn academic credits toward their graduation requirements. You can get there from here! We can help.

International Services

Welcome International Students and Visiting Language Coordinators & Instructors! CIE issues I-20s and DS-2019s to our F-1 and J-1 visa applicants, assists with pre-arrival preparations, and serves as your point of contact for any questions you may have. CIE is responsible for programming the International Arrival and Orientation services to assist you with practical matters about life in the U.S., employment eligibility, and maintaining your visa status. We also organize a variety of on and off-campus events that provide opportunities to experience American culture and facilitate cross-cultural experiences with the UMW students.

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Get connected! Follow us on social media to see photos, updates, and stories from UMW students studying all over the world – and don’t forget to get pro tips from UMW Abroad veteran travelers on our Peer Advisor Blog.

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