We are working hard to deliver as many of our activities as we can while following government and health authority guidance in the countries we operate.
The health and wellbeing of our students, colleagues and partners is our priority.
Where it is not currently safe or practical to change to have face-to-face activities, we are putting projects on hold or moving to digital versions of these activities.
The status of our outgoing mobility programmes is below.
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.
It is our hope to resume placements in Summer 2021 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.
Last updated: 03 February 2021