As we look at the resumption of JBIP travel, we're watching a number of factors including, but not limited to:
Quarantine requirements currently present the biggest obstacle for resuming short-term faculty-led programs. While it's feasible for students going abroad for a semester or summer to complete a 2 (or in some cases 3) week quarantine, it's just not feasible time-wise or financially to add a 2-3 week quarantine period onto a 10-14 day program.
While it's not clear when restrictions might loosen enough to make short-term international travel feasible, we hope it will become clearer as more vaccines are administered world wide and countries adapt travel restrictions and requirements accordingly. Therefore at this time, it seems advisable to postpone our JBIP Reveal (typically be held mid-March) to allow more time for conditions to shift sufficiently. This will be important not only for us but for the students who have dealt with so much uncertainty in the last year. While this is a very different timeline for Queens, it is the norm for many institutions .
In the meantime, we are continuing discussions with program providers and travel partners to lay initial groundwork for your programs so that they can keep us abreast of the current on-ground situation in each location.
And, so you are prepared for what students and your advisees may ask you:
While we wait for the world to be ready for us, I invite you to consider whether your non-JBIP courses present opportunities for infusing global perspectives. To support this, please see the following opportunities:
We've compiled a list of virtual international education resources on our MyQueens page, including information about the 360 Global Learning Experience, an immersive virtual international resource that you can use in your classes for free through 2021, and Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL, aka Virtual Exchange) pedagogies.
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In sincere appreciation of your continued support of and involvement in the JBIP program and international education at Queens-
Did you miss the CAFE workshop on Virtual Global Learning Resources? Watch it here.
Access associated weblinks and resources in the Virtual Global Learning Resources links.docx, as well as in the Virtual International Education Resources folder, below.
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