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COVID-19 Information for Exchange Students

In line with the University of Lethbridge's COVID-19 guidelines, the Education Abroad team has moved to online service only.  Your exchange coordinators are available online during normal office hours (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday).  Please allow 2 to 3 business days for response.

Update:  On May 21, the University made the decision to suspend all outgoing and incoming exchange programs for the Fall 2020 semester.  For incoming students, students may register in online courses if the home university allows this.

We will continue to update this page on a regular basis, so please check back regularly.


Coming to ULeth for an exchange


On May 19, 2020, the University of Lethbridge announced that Fall 2020 classes will be delivered primarily online.  Some experiential components may still be offered in-person.  A preliminary list of these will be available mid-June. Please consult  frequently the University of Lethbridge COVID-19 Response page for up-to date information. 

The decision is final.  This will allow students to make plans for the upcoming term, and give instructors time to build an engaging and robust online experience for students.

The Fall 2020 Exchange Program has been suspended.  Exchange students may take online courses if the home university allows this, but you will not be able to travel to Canada due to travel restrictions.

Yes, you will be paired with a Buddy and/or Friendship Family.  Information will be sent to you later this summer.

Yes, you can defer your exchange to Spring 2021 if it is permitted by the home university.

Going out on an exchange


On May 21st UofL has decided to cancel all Fall 2020 study abroad programs.  If you have applied please contact your Education Abroad coordinator to postpone your exchange to Spring 2021. 

More information on Spring and Summer 2021 study abroad programs will be available late August - early September.  The application deadline for Spring 2021 is September 15 2020. If you have questions on destinations please contact us via email.

Yes, in fact we ask you to postpone your exchange by a semester or two. As soon as you decide whether you would like to do a Spring or Fall 2021 exchange please let us know and we will make the necessary arrangements with our partner school.

Advisors are working from home so at this point the best way to contact them is via email: OR