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Looking for calendar and other updates related to COVID-19? Visit our COVID-19 Announcements page.

ACM-IAU's most current COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is available here:
ACM-IAU COVID-19 Semester and Summer Preparedness Plan

COVID-19 UPDATES:


June 20, 2022: UPDATED ACM-IAU COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN

ACM-IAU has updated its COVID-19 preparedness plan linked above following updated regulations, local restrictions, and entry protocols around the world as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. To continue to support the health and safety of the ACM-IAU communities abroad, ACM-IAU continues to require all program participants to be fully vaccinated. Vaccination is the key to providing a healthy and safe learning environment. ACM-IAU considers a student fully vaccinated if they have received a complete set of injections, including booster shots if eligible. Students are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to ACM-IAU prior to the program start date.

Please see the full COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for further information.



May 11, 2022: UPDATED ACM-IAU COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN

ACM-IAU has updated its COVID-19 preparedness plan linked above following updated regulations, local restrictions, and entry protocols around the world as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. To continue to support the health and safety of the ACM-IAU communities abroad, ACM-IAU continues to require all program participants to be fully vaccinated. Vaccination is the key to providing a healthy and safe learning environment. ACM-IAU considers a student fully vaccinated if they have received a complete set of injections, including booster shots if eligible. Students are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to ACM-IAU prior to the program start date.

Please see the full COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for further information.


March 14, 2022: UPDATED ACM-IAU COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN

ACM-IAU has updated its COVID-19 preparedness plan linked above following updated regulations, local restrictions, and entry protocols around the world as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. To continue to support the health and safety of the ACM-IAU communities abroad, ACM-IAU continues to require all program participants to be fully vaccinated. Vaccination is the key to providing a healthy and safe learning environment. ACM-IAU considers a student fully vaccinated if they have received a complete set of injections, including booster shots if eligible. Students are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to ACM-IAU prior to the program start date.

Please see the full COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for further information.


December 17, 2021: UPDATED ACM-IAU COVID-19 MEASURES

ACM-IAU’s goal is to provide a safe learning environment for its students, faculty, staff, and administrators. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, ACM-IAU is implementing plans to best respond to the needs of its community. Through transparent protocols and measures, ACM-IAU aims towards a common goal of institutional preparedness that inspires confidence for international travel amongst partner universities, students, and families. ACM-IAU successfully resumed in-person programs in fall 2020 and is confident it will continue to safely offer in-person programs (with in-person teaching).  We implemented a vaccine mandate for all students in January 2022, and continue to enforce mask-wearing and sanitary protocols in all our facilities, while ensuring social distancing, and contact tracing and testing when necessary.   ACM-IAU bases our COVID-19 protocols on best practices in the United States along with the guidance of national and local government officials and health professionals in France and Spain.  We reevaluate and update our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan every semester.  It is important to note that the governments around the world are continuously updating regulations, local restrictions, and entry protocols as the COVID-19 situation evolves.  ACM-IAU regularly monitors these updates and adjusts our policies and protocols accordingly. 


December 3, 2021: UPDATE ON ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO FRANCE

Dear incoming Spring 2022 Students,

The French government announced this week new COVID-19 measures that we need to bring to your attention as they will impact your spring 2022 semester abroad in France. Please see the full update on the US Embassy of France’s website here and read the entirety of this message thoroughly.

Beginning December 4th, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers from an “orange country” (which includes the United States, as determined by the French government based on COVID-19 conditions) must present the following upon boarding their flight to France:

  • A sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, and a compelling reason to enter France. Students enrolled at a higher education institution in France fall under one of the compelling reasons to enter France. Once this updated sworn statement and compelling reason form becomes available, IAU will share it with you to complete and print prior to your departure.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination. France accepts the CDC card as sufficient proof of vaccination for entry.
  • A negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) performed with the 48 hours prior to departure for France. No quarantine is necessary for fully vaccinated individuals coming from an “orange country.”

Moreover, as of current, all students must present the above listed requirements upon boarding their flight to France in order to enter. We strongly advise that you start to research where you can find a testing center near you that will provide test results within the requisite time frame.

As a reminder, all individuals will need a COVID-19 booster shot between five and seven months after their second COVID-19 vaccine dose to keep their French Health Pass (passe sanitaire) active. This new requirement goes into place on January 15, 2022.  If you received your second COVID-19 vaccination between 5 and 7 months ago, IAU is strongly recommending that you receive a COVID-19 booster prior to departure to France. While booster shots are available in France for anyone aged 18 years or older, we recommend that you obtain the booster vaccine prior to your arrival in France in order to facilitate the smoothest entry possible. Remember, students are eligible to apply for a French health pass online once they receive their long stay student visa. Make sure to apply for the French health pass as soon as you receive your student visa.

If you have any questions or concerns about these most recent updates and guidance on France’s entry requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards,

IAU US Office of Admissions & Alumni Affairs



October 1, 2021: VACCINE REQUIREMENT ANNOUNCED FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS FOR J-TERM 2022 PROGRAMS AND BEYOND

In order to continue to support the health and safety of the IAU communities abroad, IAU will be mandating that all participants are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  This mandate will go into effect October 15, 2021 and will be applied to program participants starting with our January term 2022 programs and beyond.  All participants will need to submit proof of vaccination to IAU prior to going abroad. If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact Dr. Jessica Calhoun at jessica.calhoun@iau.edu.