URGENT ACTION REQUIRED: FutureDocs Abroad Travel Update
As the world continues to shift as a result of the pandemic, we sincerely appreciate your ongoing patience, support and understanding. We all hope you and your family are safe, healthy, and looking forward to the start of a “return to normal” as the vaccine rolls out worldwide.
I’m sad to report that things are not quite where they need to be in Vietnam. As I am sure you have heard, they have had unprecedented success with quashing the spread of the virus throughout the country but they are still quite restrictive to foreigners entering the country.
As a result, the country of Vietnam and our host university are not ready to have international students this summer due to the impact of their COVID-19 efforts. Every indication we’re received from our contacts there at the university and the U.S. Embassy have is that until at least autumn:
- Borders continue to be closed
- Visa’s are not being granted
- The airline is unable to fly our group to Vietnam without explicit government approval
This is a big blow, I know. However, we have been working hard to establish programs elsewhere for any of you that want to join us this summer…
We are incredibly excited to announce a NEW PROGRAM with a very limited number of spaces in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in partnership with HKMU University Dar es Salaam!
FutureDocs Abroad High School Program
in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
July 18 – August 1, 2021 PROGRAM FULL
Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IN THIS PROGRAM, SUBMIT YOUR RESPONSE CONFIRMING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021, by midnight PDT.
If not, we have a number of alternative options for you to choose from. If you have your heart set on going to Vietnam or elsewhere we have some alternatives:
Option 2: High School Program in Hue, Vietnam
December 17 – January 2, 2022
Option 3: High School Program in Hue, Vietnam
July 15 – July 31, 2022
Option 4: College Program in Poznan, Poland
July 3 – July 17, 2021 PROGRAM FULL
* * * Limited Spaces (must be 18+ by July 3, 2021) * * *
Option 5: College Program in Poznan, Poland
July 2 – July 16, 2022
(must be 18+ by July 3, 2022)
Option 6: Transfer to family member or friend
You must submit your response via the portal and select an alternate option no later than Tuesday, April 6, 2021, by midnight PDT. You can do so here.
If you would prefer to speak with someone directly, please call Karlie or me at 888-986-6563.
What about your current domestic travel reservations for this summer?
Contact your airline or the travel agency you booked with for your domestic connections. Most airlines are waiving change fees or offering credit towards future travel bookings during this difficult time.
If you booked your flights through StudentUniverse please contact the Customer Care Center on 1-800-272-9676.
Thank you again for your continued support and patience. We will update you as additional information becomes available and look forward to seeing you soon!
International Programs Director