CEA is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to going abroad. For programs beginning on or after May 1, 2022, all participants are also required to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccine, including any CDC recommended COVID-19 booster dose(s) when eligible. Participants are responsible for staying up to date with their vaccines as well as knowing and adhering to the COVID-19 vaccine and booster requirements of their program location.
Even as program destinations ease-up on COVID-19 protocols, we believe this decision will help safeguard the health and wellness of CEA participants, faculty and onsite team members, as well as show respect and support for the wellbeing of the communities in which we operate programs.
You must submit your CDC card (or equivalent) as proof of being up to date on your COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster dose(s) to CEA by your program withdrawal date. CEA will accept proof of any COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot dose(s) that are approved by the US FDA and/or the World Health Organization and that is accepted by the country in which you plan to study or intern abroad.
If your CDC card has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may obtain a new card by contacting the provider who administered your vaccine or booster. If you are unable to get a new CDC card, we may accept a copy of an official vaccination record from your state health department or medical provider. Please note that local authorities in your program destination may not recognize anything other than a CDC card as an official vaccination document. We strongly encourage you to get an updated CDC card before departing for your program.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, check out the following websites:
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
CDC’s Vaccine Booster Recommendations
Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine
World Health Organization COVID-19 Vaccine Information