Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, McMaster has decided to cancel all Fall 2021 in-person exchange programs. This decision applies immediately to all exchange programs scheduled between August and December 2021. January 2022 programs and beyond have not been affected at this time.
We know this will be very disappointing news to receive, especially for everyone impacted by the cancellations of the previous academic year. The decision to cancel reflects our expectations that, although global vaccination campaigns are underway, we are not quite at the stage to support student travel. Global Affairs Canada continues to recommend against non-essential travel abroad, and we expect this advisory to be in place for some time yet. However, we remain committed to reopening our exchange program as soon as it is deemed safe.