With plans for the fall semester to resume later this month, there have been many questions regarding the January 2021 Interterm, especially as it relates to international travel and COVID-19. As we continue to monitor the local and global situation, as well as following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US State Department, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all scheduled January 2021 off-campus programs. This includes all international and domestic locations. Affected groups include our January academic programs (Footsteps of Paul, Honors, etc.) and Lighthouse programs.
One of the hallmarks of a Taylor University education is the ability to travel to new locations around the globe, to become immersed in the local culture of a new land and to broaden our perspectives as we learn from the worldviews of others. COVID-19 has significantly changed the manner in which we have depended on mobility to grant us access to these opportunities and learning experiences. While our outward mobility continues to be restricted, we look forward to a time when we will be able to extend our borders once again. In the meantime, we are continuing to explore creative ways to grow as global Christians from our base here in Upland.
Dean, International Programs
Director, Taylor World Outreach
Director, Off-Campus Programs