INTO University Partnerships – Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for students and parents
A message from John Latham, CEO, INTO University Partnerships
INTO holds dear our strong relationships with our partners across the world, on behalf of the whole company, would like to express our sincere sympathies to all those who have been affected in any way by the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCov) outbreak.
The health and safety of our students within our UK and US centers, and our colleagues around the world is of paramount importance to us. Along with our university partners, we are doing everything possible to ensure our students have the support and assistance they need.
The COVID-19 situation is ever-changing and we are committed to ensuring we keep everyone as updated as possible.
- Across all our Centers we have ended face-to-face teaching and have moved all current students to virtual teaching for the Spring semester/term and we expect to extend that into the Summer semester/terms.
- Students who are currently not in the UK and US and intending to start their INTO program in April and May, are being encouraged to defer to the next available intake.
- From June 2020, we will be offering online Pre-sessional and Academic English courses. More information will be made available shortly.
- UKVI release guidance regarding Tier 4 visas and distance learning.
- UK government has introduced strict new measure and instructed all UK citizens to stay at home to tackle the spread of coronavirus and protect the NHS.
- Governors across several states in the US have implemented stay at home orders with approximately 50% of US population urged to stay at home currently.
- All INTO UK and US staff, the admissions teams and our INTO JV center staff are all working virtually and can be reached through our regular forms of communication.