Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Padnos International Center has suspended ALL 2020 Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall study abroad programs. 

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The Padnos International Center continues to closely monitor developments with COVID-19 through trusted sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of State (DOS). The Padnos International Center Emergency Team is working with faculty and students who attend GVSU from other countries, as well as those participating in the wide variety of international educational programs

The safety and security of faculty, staff and students is GVSU's top priority. 

The Padnos International Center has suspended ALL 2020 Winter, Spring and Summer study abroad programs.  All current and future study abroad participants should monitor their GVSU email for updates. Students wishing to look for alternative future programs abroad are encouraged to contact Padnos International Center to explore options. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shared the following facts about COVID-19:

1: Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.
2: Some people are at increased risk of getting COVID-19.
3: Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.
4: You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
5: There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.

Additional Facts regarding COVID-19

GVSU continues to welcome and support our international students, scholars, faculty and staff. We will not tolerate bullying or discrimination. Let's all do our part to keep our community safe and welcoming!