We are working hard to deliver as many of our activities as we can while listening and responding to the relevant government and health authority guidance in the countries we operate.
The health and wellbeing of our students, colleagues and partners is our priority during this rapidly evolving situation.
Where it is not currently safe or practical to continue as planned, we are putting projects on hold, and will reschedule them when it is possible to resume.
The current status of our outgoing mobility programmes is detailed below. We will update this page should the situation for any programme change.
UK students and staff currently participating in the Erasmus+ programme should talk to their home institution for advice regarding Erasmus+ and Covid-19 and visit the Erasmus+ website for further updates.
English Language Assistants (ELA) programme
We will contact ELAs on placements on a country-by-country basis should the government make any significant announcements.
Applications for placements in 2021-22 are proceeding as normal. We are liaising with our overseas partners to stay up to date with restrictions which may affect the ELA lifecycle.
There may be unexpected delays to the process due to Covid-19.
We will communicate updates directly to applicants and will continue to work with universities to understand their plans for students undertaking a year abroad.
We will support universities with their provision of online resources and briefings as far as possible.
We have suspended all inward and outward activity for June, July and August.
It is our hope to resume placements in September depending on Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice that it is safe to travel. We continue to support current participants and are in direct contact with them.
Internships in China and Language and Internship Programme
The health, welfare and safety of programme participants and staff is our priority.
We have therefore suspended the Generation UK internship programmes until further notice.
We continue to monitor the situation in China and intend to resume programme activity once it is safe to do so, acting on advice of health authorities, as well that of the FCDO and World Health Organisation.