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Covid-19 and Travel to Luxembourg

The University’s Emergency Management Response Team, Office of Study Abroad, and the Leir Luxembourg Program have been closely monitoring the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In making decisions, the University measures all relevant factors, including guidelines put forth by state and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. State Department.

The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg provides the most up-to-date information for US citizens traveling to Luxembourg, including emergency alerts and an overview of the current travel restrictions in place.

In addition, the Leir Luxembourg Program registers every accepted May Term student with the U.S. State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). See the U.S. State Department website for more information on additional useful information for traveling abroad. If you are not a U.S. citizen, we highly recommend that you register your stay in Luxembourg with the Embassy/Consulate of your home country.

For the latest information and official announcements from the government of Luxembourg, visit Luxembourg’s Ministry of Health covid-19 information page.

Staying Well Abroad

In addition to domestic coverage, all students must be enrolled in international health insurance while abroad. Clark University partners with GeoBlue Travel Insurance. All accepted May Term students will be automatically enrolled in GeoBlue’s student plan.

The Leir Luxembourg Program is committed to working with Clark’s Student Accessibility Services. By working with SAS, students can receive documentation to support the request for classroom accommodations. Students should also be in touch directly for information on accommodations available on site at our residence in Luxembourg.

  • If you require accommodations, you should be in touch with us as soon as possible (even if you have not been accepted yet), so we can discuss a plan for the trip abroad.
  • If you are accepted to the program, you will need to obtain a letter from your physician and Clark’s Director of Accessibility Services outlining your accommodation needs, and bring them with you overseas.
  • Certain prescription medications may be illegal or unavailable in Luxembourg. It is your responsibility to discuss this with your physician and your program health insurer early on, and to find out whether these medications can legally be brought into the country or can be prescribed locally. We highly recommend bringing extras of all prescription medication with you during the May Term.

Studying abroad provides participants with meaningful opportunities to get out of their comfort zone and gain a new world view. As part of your study abroad experience, you may be challenged in only only physical, but also in personal and emotional ways that you didn’t expect.

While not on campus, you will not have access to counseling at Clark University’s Center for Counseling and Personal Growth. We encourage you to discuss your plans for traveling abroad with your support system, and check the following resources for how to prepare for issues that may arise during your time abroad:

Contact Information

Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Luxembourg Program

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