The NU system, UNO and the Education Abroad office is closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 worldwide. We are working in partnership with offices across campuses, including medical staff at Nebraska Medicine to provide timely and useful information. This page is serves as a resource for students and parents. We will update this page as often as possible.
UNO Education Abroad continues to closely monitor all university-sponsored programs. We are issuing weekly updates with program leaders, organizers, and sponsors in additional to having regular phone calls with units sponsoring multiple trips.
All previously scheduled programs in China have been relocated. There are no spring break programs planned for Italy or South Korea. We currently have no students on university spronsered programs in Italy, China, South Korea nor Iran.
In the event that the State Department or Center for Disease Control (CDC) changes alert levels in the country in which you are studying, we will follow the NU policy for University Sponsored International Travel.
Students currently abroad or departing soon should make sure that they have completed your post-commitment forms in Via-TRM.
Students are encouraged to register for the STEP program so you receive the latest news and alerts from the US Embassy or Consulate located in your host country. Additionally, students should consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.
At some point you may experience closings of public offices and administration, cancellations or large gatherings, and precautionary measures during travel. We urge students traveling to follow the health and safety guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Prior to traveling, students need to check with airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying.
UnitedHealthcare Global Insurance
Students, participants, faculty, and staff on university-sponsored travel have Medical and Security insurance through UnitedHealthcare Global or ISEP. These insurance providers have extensive up-to-date information on their websites and are available 24/7 should you have any concerns.
To access the UHCG portal for claim and World Watch information, go to https://www.members.uhcglobal.com/. You will need your UnitedHealthcare Global ID number to create a profile, if you have not already. You will be able to access current country-specific and health information. If a student is studying abroad through ISEP, please check with ISEP’s insurance information and resources.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- If you have a fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
For updates and additional information, please monitor the WHO and CDC webpages on COVID-19.
Questions or concerns about current or future planned university-sponsored international travel can be sent to email@example.com.