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On-site students and expanding travel restrictions

March 16, 2020

Dear SAF Students,

As you are already aware, your university has announced that it will transition to online instruction throughout the remainder of the spring term. This leaves students with two options to consider:

This is a very personal and difficult choice for students to make. There are a lot of complex factors to consider while you are weighing your options. To help you make an informed decision, it is important that you consider the following factors:

This is a personal decision for you to make, and we encourage you to discuss these issues with your family and your university at home.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

[email protected]

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

SAF will continue to provide you with important updates on this evolving situation to help you make a thoughtful and informed decision.

 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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Message for all SAF students currently on-site
SAF留学プログラムに参加中の皆様

 

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety continue to be our highest priority. You’ll be receiving this communication weekly as the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. The updates you receive from SAF will help you stay informed about important developments, connect you with valuable information, and remind you of the support available to you through SAF. SAF will also send updates specific to your program location as needed.
SAFは皆さんの健康と安全は引き続き最優先事項としています。当面、新型コロナウイルス(COVID-19)に関する情報を週ごとにお届けしていきます。このほか、留学先大学・都市に関する個別のアップデートがある場合は合わせてご案内していきます。

Pay attention to your university
留学先大学の動向に注視をお願いします

Universities are actively implementing plans and procedures to help reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19. Often these actions are not the result of confirmed cases on campus, but rather precautionary recommendations from local health officials. Each university will take a different approach in mitigating the spread COVID-19. Some schools are planning to deliver courses online for a defined period, and some have canceled events and activities. Your university and SAF will continue to communicate important updates to you as new information becomes available. To stay informed, we suggest that you:
各大学はCOVID-19の感染拡大を防ぐための様々な対策・対応を行っています。こうした対応はキャンパスで感染が確認されたから取られた措置ではなく、地域の保健当局の勧告を受けての予防策であることが多いです。大学はそれぞれ異なる対応をとっており、一定の期間授業をオンラインとする大学や、イベントや課外活動を中止にしている大学もあります。皆様の留学先大学とSAFから皆様にご連絡させていただきます。最新情報のために、SAFは以下を推奨します。

  • Visit your university website daily to look for updates related to the COVID-19
    COVID-19関連のアップデートの有無について、留学先大学のウェブサイトを日々ご確認ください。
  • Regularly check your university email account for important notices
    大学のメールアドレスがある場合、重要な案内を見逃さないよう定期的にメールをご確認ください。
  • Make sure that you have signed up for on-campus emergency alert notices
    キャンパスにアラートシステムがある場合、必ず登録しておいてください。

If you have questions about how any campus updates will impact specific courses, please look for announcements from your instructors, or reach out directly to faculty or teaching assistants.
特定の授業について何か質問がある場合は、教員からのアナウンスを待つか、直接大学スタッフまたはティーチングアシスタントにご連絡ください。

Spring Recess
春季休暇について

For many students, spring recess or spring break arrives soon. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during spring recess to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancellation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.
多くの皆様がもうすぐ春季休暇に入られるかと思います。SAFは、新型コロナウィルスの感染リスクを抑えるために、この期間個人的な旅行を行わないことを強く推奨します。多くの航空会社やホテル、旅行会社は予約済の旅行予定の変更に関して、柔軟な変更・キャンセル規定を適用しています。もし旅行の計画がすでにある場合は、旅行会社に連絡し、変更・キャンセル等の相談をしてみてください。

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring recess, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after spring recess travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations. 
春季休暇中に新型コロナウィルスの状況が急激に変化した場合、この時期に留学先大学の所在都市を離れてしまっていると、休暇終了後に戻ってこられなくなる可能性もあります。また、もし大学、滞在先提供者または自治体が、春季休暇中に旅行に出た人や学生に対して、休暇後に自己隔離を要求した場合、自己隔離に伴って追加で費用が掛かり、ご自身で負担していただくというリスクも負うことになります。

Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans during spring recess. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.
春季休暇の計画とその間の連絡先は、緊急の際の連絡等を想定し、必ずSAFにご連絡ください。

Stay in touch with us
連絡先の共有について

Make sure that SAF has your contact information in case we need to reach you. This can be shared with SAF via the post-arrival form in your student portal, or by email to [email protected]
緊急時の連絡手段確保のために、必ずSAFと連絡先の共有をお願いします。(まだ提出されていない方は)SAFポータル内のpost-arrival formから、または[email protected] 宛てに連絡先をお送りください。

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19とは?

COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.
COVID-19は、インフルエンザのような症状をもった新型ウイルスによる肺炎です。
2019年末から報道され始め、現在世界各地で100,000件の感染が報道されています。その大半の約80,000件は中国国内で確認されており、湖北省が感染の中心地となっています。症状としては熱、咳、息苦しさがあげられます。死亡率は極めて低く、感染した場合もほとんどは軽症でおさまり、特段既往症がない場合は完治することがほとんどです。大学の年齢層の学生は、その他の年齢層や呼吸器等の特定の疾患を持つ人と比べてこの新型ウィルスへの感染率は格段に低くなっています。

What can I do to protect myself? 
自分の身を守るために何ができますか?

  • Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after.
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the World Health Organization, don’t recommend wearing a mask unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. 
  • If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better. 

20秒以上かけ、アルコール性消毒液または石鹸と温水でこまめに手を洗い殺菌すること。顔、特に鼻、口、目を手で触らないこと。咳やくしゃみをする際は、ティッシュもしくは曲げた肘の部分で鼻と口を覆うこと。米国疾病対策センター(CDCP)は、既に空気感染の兆候がある場合を除き、マスク着用を推奨してはいません。もし具合が悪い場合は、室内にとどまり、人との接触を避けるようにしてください。

Healthcare coverage
健康保険について 

Students are covered for a variety of health issues through your university’s insurance program or through SAF CISI insurance. Contact your host universities health services or SAF Assistant Dean of Students Lucia You at [email protected] if you have questions about utilizing your coverage.
SAF留学プログラムでは、留学先大学指定健康保険またはCISI健康保険のいずれかに加入しています。健康保険の利用については留学先大学の保険担当スタッフまたはSAFのAssistant Dean of Studentsであるルシア・ユー([email protected])までお問い合わせください。

Getting support
サポートについて

If you find that you are struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression, or experience any discrimination, please know that there are support resources available to you. Your host university has confidential counseling services available. There are also campus policies prohibiting discrimination. Please contact SAF to discuss your circumstances if you feel you need additional support, and we can help direct you to the appropriate resources on campus.
不安や抑うつ状態、または何らかの差別を経験することがあった場合、様々なサポート体制が整っています。留学先大学には匿名のカウンセリングサービスがあります。また、キャンパスでは差別は禁止されています。もしサポートが必要な際は、SAFにご相談ください。

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAFIES Abroadの危機管理チーム

SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.
アメリカを本拠地としている、SAFの母体機関であるIES Abroadには、長年の経験に基づき高機能な役割を果たしている危機管理チームがあり、ここ最近数か月間にわたって新型コロナウィルスの状況を注視しています。様々な危機的場面に対応できるように体制を整えているとともに、皆さんが留学している間は、アメリカ疾病予防センター(CDC)、世界保健機関(WHO)、各地の大使館や領事館、そして多くの民間企業からの安全・危機管理に関するリアルタイムの情報を基に、皆さんが安心して留学生活を送ることができるように動いています。危機管理チームには医療コンサルタントが在籍しており、感染症発生時には、確立された手順のもと、これまでSARS、H1N1型インフルエンザ、H1N9型インフルエンザ発生時に対応を行ってきた実績があります。

Students on Programs in the U.S.
米国に留学中の皆様

As COVID-19 continues to emerge in countries around the world, many U.S. states have taken the preventative measure to declare a state of emergency to slow the growth of new cases. At the time of this message, California, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Utah and Washington have declared a state of emergency; more states are likely to follow.  
世界各地でのCOVID-19の拡大に伴い、アメリカの州では、非常事態宣言を発出し、感染拡大防止策を講じています。現時点では、カリフォルニア州、フロリダ州、ケンタッキー州、メリーランド州、ニューヨーク州、オレゴン州、ユタ州、ワシントン州が非常事態宣言を発出しています。今後他の州も続くことが予想されます。

What is a state of emergency?
緊急事態(state of emergency”)とは? 

A state of emergency is a situation in which the government will impose certain policies and actions in order to protect the public from a possible threat. In the U.S., this is also a prerequisite for securing funding from the state and federal governments, which may be necessary to help implement those protective measures. 
「緊急事態」とは、一般市民を脅威から保護するため、政府が政策と行動を取る必要がある事態を意味します。米国では、この緊急事態を宣言することが、州政府・連邦政府から感染症拡大防止策をとるために必要な予算を確保するために必要となります。

Why has the state I reside in declared one?
留学中の州が緊急事態宣言を発出した場合:その理由について 

A state of emergency is a preemptive effort to ensure all levels of the state government, including healthcare professionals, have the required medical supplies and facilities in place if they are needed. It also protects consumers from price gouging on items like surgical masks and hand sanitizer, as demand for these items increases. Remember a state of emergency does not reflect a large-scale outbreak, but does allow more effective preparation for government agencies, healthcare providers and schools, as well as better protection for members of the public.
緊急事態宣言は、州政府があらゆる必要な措置を講じるために、先手を打って発出されるものです。これにより、医療関係者の人員確保も含め、州政府が必要な医療物資を確保し、医療施設を使用することが可能になります。また、この緊急事態宣言により、医療用マスクや手指用消毒剤といった必要物資の価格が高騰することを防ぐことが可能になります。緊急事態宣言とは、大規模な感染が起こったということを意味するものではありません。あくまで政府機関、医療機関、学校機関がそれぞれ効果的な予防・保護措置を取ることができるように行ったものです。

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19?
米国は、現在COVID-19拡大防止のためにどのような対策を行っていますか? 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. An $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus. All countries where SAF offers program have dedicated prevention and monitoring measures in place.
米国疾病対策センター(CDC:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)は、空港でのスクリーニング検査の実施、検査キット数の確保、ならびに地方自治体に対する感染モニタリング・検疫手順の設定など、緊密に協力を行っています。また、83億ドル分の緊急対策予算が連邦議会によって承認されています。SAFの留学先国はすべて感染拡大防止策を導入し、状況の監視を行っています。

Reliable News Sources 
信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト

SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified local news sources. Additionally, please review updates from: 
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 
 

米国疾病対策センター:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 

Contact Us
連絡先

SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
SAFはいつでも皆様をサポートいたします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110  

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

SAF maintains close relationships with partner universities and will continue to communicate about developments that might impact SAF students. We continue to monitor and share updates with students as they are made available from university partners as well as national and international health organizations. To date, no SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. 
SAFは各パートナー大学と緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、皆様に影響を及ぼしそうな情報については、新たな情報が入り次第皆さんに共有いたします。SAFは引き続き状況を注視し続け、各大学、国家機関、国際機関から新しい情報が入り次第、必要に応じて皆さんに最新の情報をお伝えする予定です。現時点で、SAFの学生またはスタッフで新型コロナウィルスの感染は確認されておりません。

As part of an organization that helps almost 10,000 students study abroad each year, we remain deeply committed to international student mobility, and supporting you during this time. It is our privilege to be your partner abroad. 
毎年約1万人の留学をサポートする組織の一部として、SAFは引き続き、皆様の留学のサポートを献身的に行っていきます。

 

Warm regards, 
Carol Carmody

宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

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All SAF Students in California – Stay Home Except for Essential Needs

March 20, 2020

Dear SAF Student,

Today, the state government of California issued a statement “ordering all individuals living in the state of California to stay at home or in their place of residence.” This order is in place starting Thursday, March 19 until further notice from the government. You can find the official announcement at https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/. Because you are studying on a campus in the state of California, we are writing to follow up with you about what this means.

It is imperative that you follow these regulations issued by state and local governments.
The government has identified “critical” areas of service where people are allowed to visit for essential services. This includes:

  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies 
  • Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants 
  • Banks
  • Laundromats/laundry services

If you decide to, you are able to travel to an airport for the purpose of returning home. If you are asked by an authority why you are traveling, explain that you are traveling to the airport to return to your home country.
If you are traveling, you are expected to continue to follow the “social distancing” regulations, which include:

  • maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals, 
  • washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer, 
  • covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands), 
  • regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, and 
  • not shaking hands.

The following businesses in California will be closed until further notice:

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Entertainment venues
  • Gyms and fitness studios
  • Public events and gatherings
  • Convention Centers

This is a rapidly evolving situation. We want to remind you:

  • Many countries are imposing strict quarantine measures on incoming travelers. Students considering returning to China, Japan, or Korea should discuss the local conditions and travel restrictions in their home country so they are aware of the implications of returning home. Students considering a return to China received a message from SAF on March 15 alerting them to possible quarantine upon return home.
  • A direct flight is ideal. If you cannot find a direct flight home and need to stopover in a third country on your route, check the webpage of that country’s consulate or embassy to understand the requirements during your stopover.
  • You should only purchase flights from reliable channels such as directly from an airline.

SAF is here to support you. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

We know that this is a very challenging time for students, and we will continue to support students through this uncertain time.

Warm regards, 
Carol Carmody
 

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University of California, Los Angeles

 

Message to incoming UCLA students 

Dear SAF Student,



The University of California, Los Angeles has announced that spring term courses will be delivered through online teaching. Your housing contract for the spring term was terminated. You will not be able to participate in your upcoming study abroad program as originally scheduled. We very much regret that this will disrupt your upcoming plans. Our staff will work closely with you to identify your options at this point. Our SAF Japan staff will reach out to you today with more information. Please contact SAF Japan with any questions or concerns you may have.

With warm regards,


SAF
 

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March 14, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring quarters at UCLA

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to online course delivery for a temporary period as a precautionary measure. Since then, UCLA has now decided to extend online instruction for the entire duration of the spring quarter.

Please see
https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-ucla-campus-community for more information. Important details for SAF students include:

  • Remote instruction has been extended through the entire duration of spring quarter classes.
  • Campus remains open. To protect health and safety, UCLA is placing more hand sanitizer stations and surface wipes across campus, increasing the frequency of cleanings, modifying dining operations and frequently updating the campus community. Libraries, computer labs, ASUCLA operations and UCLA offices remain open, also.
  • UCLA is encouraging students to return home, if possible
  • There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time

UCLA has also developed a website at https://newsroom.ucla.edu/faq-for-students-COVID-19 to answer important questions for students.

While this may be a disappointing development, it is a preventative measure taken by an increasing number of universities around the world. Many universities made this difficult decision despite having no confirmed cases on campus, based on the advice of public health officials.
If you continue to successfully complete your course requirements online as directed by your instructors, you will still be able to earn academic credit from your host university. If you have questions about how your course will be managed online, please inquire with your instructor for more details.
With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring quarter, there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at UCLA. Students may remain in their housing secured by SAF during this time, though they will need to adhere to any policies imposed by the housing provider in order to reduce risk of exposure. You will complete your coursework online. It remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in California. This is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your coursework remotely online. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in California, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.

No matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. 

If you are interested in withdrawing from your program, please notify SAF immediately. If you complete the proper notification to UCLA prior to the start of the spring quarter, you may be eligible to receive a partial refund of recoverable tuition expenses.

SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans. 

In addition, continue to closely monitor UCLA’s website and your student email account for updates from the University. This information will continue to evolve.

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to students and are deeply sorry that your time abroad has been disrupted by this unprecedented pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 

For serious emergencies after business hours, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

Best regards,
Carol Carmody
 

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March 14, 2020

SAF UCLA Spring Quarter Students
カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校(UCLA)に春クォーターより留学予定の皆様

We are writing you with an important update regarding spring quarter courses at UCLA. In a March 12 email from SAF, we notified students that many universities were switching to online only course delivery for the spring term. Today, UCLA made the decision to deliver all spring quarter classes online for the entire term.
カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校(以下「UCLA」という)の春クウォーターの授業に関する重要なアップデートをお知らせいたします。3月12日にSAFより留学予定の学生の皆様にお送りしたメールにて、多くの大学が春学期の授業をオンラインに移行する措置を取り始めていることをお伝えしました。本日、UCLAが春クオーターのすべての授業を学期終了までオンラインにて実施することを決定しました。

While there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus, UCLA made this difficult decision based on public health advice to slow the spread of the virus. You can find additional details online at https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-ucla-campus-community. 
キャンパス内で新型コロナウィルス感染の確認はされておりませんが、UCLAはウィルス感染の拡大を防ぐために公衆衛生の助言に基づき今回の難しい決断をしました。この決定に関する詳細は以下、UCLAのウェブサイトにて確認することができます。https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-ucla-campus-community

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to students and are deeply sorry that your time abroad has been disrupted by this unprecedented pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development. 
私たちは留学という経験が皆さんにとってどれだけ大きな意味を持っているかを承知しており、過去に例のないパンデミックが皆さんの留学計画に大きな影響を及ぼしていることを非常に残念に思っています。見通しが立たない状況が続きますが、引き続き皆さんをサポートさせていただきます。

Please contact your SAF Japan advisor as soon as possible to discuss how this impacts your study abroad plan, and what options may be available to you.
週明けに皆さんにはお電話でもご連絡させていただきますが、その前にご質問やご相談がある場合には、本メールにご返信いただくか、月曜日以降にSAF日本事務局までお電話を頂けますと幸いです。

With warm regards,
Carol Carmody
よろしくお願いいたします。
キャロル・カーモディ

 

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March 11, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Winter/Spring quarters at UCLA
カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校(UCLA)に留学中の皆様(冬/春クオーター)

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you are updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, at UCLA.
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校(以下「UCLA」という)への影響についてお伝えいたします。

UCLA announced this evening that it will transition to online instruction effective March 11; this will remain in effect through April 10, pending further notice. While there are no confirmed cases at UCLA at this time, this is a preventative measure to protect the health of students and the community. UCLA reports:
UCLA は、本日(※3月10日 米国時間)、3月11日からオンライン授業に移行することを発表しました。今回の措置は4月10日までの期間を予定していますが、今後変更となる可能性があります。現時点でUCLAでの感染は確認されておらず、学生とUCLA関係者の健康を守るための予防的な対応となります。UCLAは以下のように案内を発出しています。

  • We will suspend in-person classes wherever possible and transition to online platforms through April 10, which is the end of the second week of Spring Quarter.
    UCLAは春クオーター(Spring Quarter)の第二週最終日である4月10日までの期間、対面の授業を休講とし、オンライン授業に切り替えます。
  • Winter Quarter final exams will be offered remotely. Instructors are asked to communicate with students how final exams, if applicable, will be offered without the need to assemble in person (for example, take home, online or other alternative formats).
    冬クオーター(Winter Quarter)の最終試験は遠隔で行われます。教員は最終試験を行う授業についてはどのような形式で遠隔実施(例:在宅、オンライン、または別の形式)となるか学生に案内します。
  • We’re transitioning over the next few days to cancel nonessential gatherings of more than 100 people.
    今後数日間以内に、100人を超える不要不急の集会等についてはキャンセル対応とするように動いています。
  • Campus remains open, including housing, hospitals, clinics and research laboratories.
    キャンパスは立ち入り制限はなく、寮、病院、クリニック、研究施設についても引き続きアクセス可能です。

We will be in touch before April 10 as facts change and we reevaluate these plans.
今後の状況の変化を踏まえて、UCLAは4月10日までに上記の計画を見直し、アナウンスします。

We encourage you to view the full message from UCLA at https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-transitions-to-online-instruction
SAFは以下のURLより、UCLAの発表全文を読むことをお勧めします。

https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-transitions-to-online-instruction.

SAF students are in many different stages in their study abroad programming at UCLA – some have not yet started their program, some are in the middle of their program, and some are nearing the end. Each of you will have unique questions about how this development will impact your study. SAF has a close working relationship with UCLA, and we will be working alongside our colleagues in the coming days to gather additional information to answer your questions. However, while this is underway, we wanted to be sure that you had the latest information available.
このメールを受け取られた皆様は、留学開始前、留学期間中、留学終了間際など様々な状況にあり、ご自身にどのような影響があるかそれぞれ異なるご質問があるかと思います。SAFはUCLAと緊密に連携しており、質問があった場合はUCLA側に追加情報を確認いたします。現在まだ情報収集中ではありますが、最新情報を提供するため皆様にひとまずご連絡をさせていただきました。

  • For students who have not yet arrived at UCLA – we hope to have additional information to share with you in the coming days. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your SAF counselor with any questions or concerns you may have. We will work with UCLA to help answer your questions.
    UCLAにまだ到着されていない方:今後数日以内に、追加情報をご案内できるかと思います。ご質問や懸念については、SAF日本事務局の担当者にご連絡ください。UCLAに確認を行います。
  • For students already at UCLA – please make sure that you follow all guidelines established by UCLA. If you have questions about specific coursework related to this online transition, please communicate with your instructors on campus for more information. Students should continue to participate in online courses as instructed and continue to meet academic requirements. Students already at UCLA can contact SAF for support via email at [email protected], or at:
    UCLAに現在留学中の方:UCLAによるガイドラインに従うようにしてください。オンライン授業に関する個別の質問は、直接UCLAの担当教員に確認して下さい。オンライン授業は必ず履修し、要件を満たすようにしてください。既にUCLAに留学している場合は、アメリカ本部([email protected])にメールでご連絡いただくか、または以下にご連絡ください。

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies after business hours, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110  

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

 

Reliable News Sources
信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UCLA has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-ucla-campus-community.  You can also learn more at: 
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。UCLAは最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-ucla-campus-community)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 
 

米国疾病対策センター:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 

SAF has a close working relationship with UCLA and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as soon as possible. 
SAFはUCLAと緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

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University of Toronto

March 26, 2020

Dear SAF Student,



The University of Toronto has announced that spring term courses will be delivered through online teaching with no specific end date. SAF was notified by your housing provider that they will be closed for the duration of the spring term. You will not be able to participate in your upcoming study abroad program as originally scheduled. We very much regret that this will disrupt your upcoming plans, but our staff will work closely with you to identify your options at this point. Our SAF Japan staff will reach out to you today with more information. Please contact SAF Japan with any questions or concerns you may have.

With warm regards,

SAF
 

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March 15, 2020

Dear SAF Students,

We are writing you with an important update from the University of Toronto regarding policy changes associated with the impact of COVID-19. 

Based on the guidance of public health officials, the University is directing all members of our community and visitors to our three campuses and our off-campus sites to do the following: 

  • •    If you have travelled from anywhere outside Canada, including the United States, please self-isolate for 14 days.

These are precautionary measures made to limit exposure and spread of COVID-19. Please contact your SAF advisor as soon as possible to discuss how this may impact your study abroad plan and what options may be available to you.   

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to our students, and we are deeply saddened for the disruption that has been brought about by this unprecedented global pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development. 

SAF has a close working relationship with the University of Toronto and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

With warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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March 13, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at the University of Toronto


Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Toronto, Canada.

As you may already know, the university has made the following statement concerning new developments: 

  • We have decided to cancel all in-person undergraduate and research-stream Masters and Doctoral courses across U of T’s three campuses, and we will provide that teaching by other means (which may include existing online platforms).
  • This decision is effective this coming Monday, March 16 and continuing until the end of classes on Friday, April 3. (Please note that all in-person teaching scheduled for today, Friday, March 13, will continue as planned.)

You should communicate with your instructors if you have any questions about what these changes may mean for your coursework. Please check U of T communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. The University of Toronto has extensive information posted online at https://www.utoronto.ca/message-from-the-university-regarding-the-coronavirus#faq. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact U of T personnel or SAF for support. U of T and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Travel

SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during this time to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations.

  • Effective immediately, if an SAF student engages in independent travel to a destination with more COVID-19 cases than there are in their SAF program location; and a member of the student’s homestay family, residence hall staff or residents, or one or more of the student’s roommates are not comfortable living with them upon their return; then SAF will not require them to accept the traveling SAF student back into their housing.
  • If an objection is registered with SAF, then the traveling student in this situation will need to find their own alternative housing at their own expense for 14 days.

Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans for travel. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.

Reliable News Sources 

SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. The University of Toronto has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.utoronto.ca/message-from-the-university-regarding-the-coronavirus#faq . As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Ontario Ministry of Health 

Toronto Public Health 
Public Health Agency of Canada

World Health Organization (WHO) 

FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us

SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students

Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time

SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025

WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Toronto.

SAF has a close working relationship with U of T and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

Warm regards,

Carol Carmody

 

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University of Montana

March 25, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Montana

Dear SAF Students,

You recently received notification from SAF that the University of Montana was moving to online course delivery until further notice. The university has since confirmed that remote instruction will continue through the end of the spring term. 

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at the University Montana. Although the university is encouraging students to return home if possible, the residence halls and limited services remain available to students on campus. Please note if you remain on campus you will need to adhere to any policies imposed by the university in order to reduce risk of exposure. You will complete your coursework online. It remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in the U.S. This is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your coursework remotely online. Please note that this will require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Montana, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.  

Let SAF know your choice.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. We want to remind you:

  • Many countries are imposing strict quarantine measures on incoming travelers. Students considering returning to Japan should discuss the local conditions and travel restrictions in their home country so they are aware of the implications of returning home. 
  • A direct flight is ideal. If you cannot find a direct flight home and need to stopover in a third country on your route, check the webpage of that country’s consulate or embassy to understand the requirements during your stopover.
  • You should only purchase flights from reliable channels such as directly from an airline.

If you have questions about staying on campus, contact the International Students and Scholars staff at [email protected]. The University is asking all students complete this survey to allow them to better understand each students housing plans.

Please check University of Montana communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. University of Montana has extensive information regarding online learning posted at https://umonline.umt.edu/keep_on_learning/default.php. Pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University of Montana personnel or SAF for support. University of Montana and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Montana has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.umt.edu/coronavirus/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,

Carol Carmody

 

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March 23, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Montana

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you are updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, University of Montana.

As you know, today the first day of online instruction at University of Montana. Courses will be conducted online until further notice. 

You are able to stay in your housing to complete your coursework from Montana. If you have questions about staying on campus, contact the International Students and Scholars staff at [email protected]. The University is asking all students complete this survey to allow them to better understand each students housing plans.

Please check University of Montana communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. University of Montana has extensive information regarding online learning posted at https://umonline.umt.edu/keep_on_learning/default.php. Pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University of Montana personnel or SAF for support. University of Montana and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Montana has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.umt.edu/coronavirus/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,

Carol Carmody

 

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March 12, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Montana

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you are updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, University of Montana.

University of Montana announced today that faculty should prepare to conduct courses online instead of in-person by March 23. Courses will be conducted online until further notice. According to the University:

  1. As of March 23rd, all MUS campuses will, in every instance possible, transition all in-class instruction to online or other remote teaching modalities that do not require in-class presence. Individual departments, colleges, and universities should provide all material assistance and accommodation possible to faculty and students throughout this transition.
  2. MUS campuses will remain open and operational for students. This includes residence halls, dining services, computer labs, and most other campus services. Employees will continue to report to work unless instructed otherwise or work-from-home accommodations are developed in individual cases.
  3. To protect public health, MUS campuses will implement appropriate social distancing measures in line with CDC guidelines and recommendations. This should include restrictions on large lectures, theater performances, academic conferences, and other large gatherings.
  4. All MUS students and employees need to monitor their official email address for more communications and planning details between now and March 23rd.

Please check University of Montana communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. University of Montana has extensive information regarding online learning posted at https://umonline.umt.edu/keep_on_learning/default.php. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University of Montana personnel or SAF for support. University of Montana and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Spring Break
March 15-19, 2020 is Spring Break. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during Spring Break to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring recess, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after Spring Break travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations.

  • Effective immediately, if an SAF student engages in independent travel to a destination with more COVID-19 cases than there are in their SAF program location; and a member of the student’s homestay family, residence hall staff or residents, or one or more of the student’s roommates are not comfortable living with them upon their return; then SAF will not require them to accept the traveling SAF student back into their housing.
  • If an objection is registered with SAF, then the traveling student in this situation will need to find their own alternative housing at their own expense for 14 days.

Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans during Spring Break. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.   

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. An $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus. 

What can I do to protect myself? 
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.  

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Montana has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.umt.edu/coronavirus/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Montana.

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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University of Calgary

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Winter Term at University of Calgary

Dear SAF Students,

You recently received notification that the University of Calgary was moving to online course delivery for the remainder of the Winter term and the full Spring term. 

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the term, there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at the University Calgary.  Although the university is encouraging students to return home if possible, the residence halls and limited services remain available to students on campus. Please note if you remain on campus you will need to adhere to any policies imposed by the university in order to reduce risk of exposure. You will complete your coursework online. It remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in Canada. This is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your coursework remotely online. Please note that this will require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Calgary, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.  

Let SAF know your choice. This is a rapidly evolving situation. We want to remind you:

  • Many countries are imposing strict quarantine measures on incoming travelers. Students considering returning to Japan should discuss the local conditions and travel restrictions in their home country so they are aware of the implications of returning home. 
  • A direct flight is ideal. If you cannot find a direct flight home and need to stopover in a third country on your route, check the webpage of that country’s consulate or embassy to understand the requirements during your stopover.
  • You should only purchase flights from reliable channels such as directly from an airline.

Please check University of Calgary communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. Pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University of Calgary personnel or SAF for support. University of Calgary and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Calgary has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://ucalgary.ca/risk/emergency-management/plans-procedures/covid-19-response. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Alberta Ministry of Health 
Public Health Agency of Canada

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,

Carol Carmody
 

 

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March 18, 2020

Dear SAF Student,



SAF was notified by the University of Calgary that the university has canceled all spring term exchange programs. As a result, you will not be able to participate in your upcoming study abroad program as originally scheduled. We very much regret that this will disrupt your upcoming plans, but our staff will work closely with you to identify your options at this point. Our SAF Japan staff will reach out to you today with more information. Please contact SAF Japan with any questions or concerns you may have.

With warm regards,

SAF
 

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March 12, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at University of Calgary

Dear SAF Student,
SAFでカルガリー大学に留学を予定している皆様

Today, SAF was notified by the University of Calgary that the university has implemented new travel restrictions to limit your ability to participate in your upcoming study abroad program as originally scheduled. We very much regret that this will disrupt your upcoming plans, but our staff will work closely with you to identify your options at this point. Our SAF Japan staff will reach out to you today with more information. Please contact SAF Japan with any questions or concerns you may have.
本日SAFは、カルガリー大学より、大学が新たな渡航制限を導入したことで、皆さんの留学プログラム参加を予定通り受け入れられなくなったという通知を受けました。SAFとしても、皆さんの留学計画を予定通り行えなくなってしまったことを大変遺憾に思っております。現時点でどのような選択肢が可能なのか等、直接お話しさせていただければと思いますので、SAF日本事務局のスタッフが本日皆さんにお電話し、詳細をお伝えさせていただきます。何かご質問や懸念点がありましたら、ぜひ日本事務局までお知らせください。

With warm regards,
SAF

敬具
SAF

 

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University of Mississippi

 

March 20, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Mississippi

Dear SAF Student,

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to online course delivery after an extended spring break until further notice. The University has now extended that to the remainder of the Spring Semester. Given this development there are two distinct options available for you:

SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans. Let SAF know your choice.

Please check University of Mississippi communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. University of Mississippi has extensive information regarding COVID-19 at https://coronavirus.olemiss.edu/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University of Mississippi personnel or SAF for support. University of Mississippi and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Mississippi has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://provost.olemiss.edu/covid-19update/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

Best regards,

Carol Carmody
 

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March 12, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Mississippi

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you are updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi announced today that spring break will be extended through March 20 with classes cancelled the week of March 16, and that starting March 23, courses will be conducted online until further notice. According to the University:

Beginning Monday, March 23 and until further notice, the university will hold all classes and related coursework online or via methods other than in-person, on-campus instruction. The timeframe for this approach is open-ended, and we will monitor this approach continuously with the hope of returning to normal operations before the end of the spring semester. Students will hear directly from their respective deans and/or faculty instructors regarding any specific instructions.

Regarding housing, the University has stated that students who wish to stay on campus should “contact University Housing at 662-915-7328 to arrange a place to stay.” They also point out that “campus dining and other services will be available to those students on a limited basis.”

Please check University of Mississippi communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. University of Mississippi has extensive information regarding COVID-19 at https://provost.olemiss.edu/covid-19update/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University of Mississippi personnel or SAF for support. University of Mississippi and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Spring Break
With this extension in place, March 9-20, 2020 is Spring Break. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during Spring Break to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring recess, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after Spring Break travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations.

  • Effective immediately, if an SAF student engages in independent travel to a destination with more COVID-19 cases than there are in their SAF program location; and a member of the student’s homestay family, residence hall staff or residents, or one or more of the student’s roommates are not comfortable living with them upon their return; then SAF will not require them to accept the traveling SAF student back into their housing.
  • If an objection is registered with SAF, then the traveling student in this situation will need to find their own alternative housing at their own expense for 14 days.

Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans during Spring Break. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.

If you have traveled outside of the U.S. and are planning to return to campus, University of Mississippi also asks that you contact Student Health at +1 662-915-7274. You will be required to self-quarantine upon your return.

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.   

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. An $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus. 

What can I do to protect myself? 
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.  

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Mississippi has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://provost.olemiss.edu/covid-19update/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Mississippi.

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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University of Washington

March 20, 2020

Dear SAF Student,



SAF was notified by the University of Washington that the university has canceled all spring term exchange programs. As a result, you will not be able to participate in your upcoming study abroad program as originally scheduled. We very much regret that this will disrupt your upcoming plans, but our staff will work closely with you to identify your options at this point. Our SAF Japan staff will reach out to you today with more information. Please contact SAF Japan with any questions or concerns you may have.

With warm regards,


SAF
 

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March 15, 2020

SAF University of Washington Spring Quarter Student,

We are writing you with an important update regarding spring quarter courses at the University of Washington. In a March 12 email from SAF, we notified students that many universities were switching to online only course delivery for the spring term. Since then, the Governor of Washington State has issued measures requiring all universities to conduct classes in an online format through April 24. You can find additional information online at https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/?utm_source=uwhp&utm_medium=tiles&utm_campaign=coronavirus-onlineclasses

Students should also be aware that as of March 15, there are five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the University of Washington community. Currently, the state of Washington has one of the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States. Students should be aware of these concerns, and carefully consider their study abroad plans. We expect that additional travel restrictions will continue to be announced each day. At this point, it is advisable to defer your study abroad to another term.

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to students and are deeply sorry that your time abroad has been disrupted by this unprecedented pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development. 

Please contact your SAF Japan advisor as soon as possible to discuss how this impacts your study abroad plan, and what options may be available to you. 

With warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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March 9, 2020

2020年3月9日

SAF Students currently enrolled at University of Washington

Dear SAF Students,

SAF留学プログラムでワシントン大学に留学中の学生の皆様

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. The University of Washington has recently taken the precautionary measure of moving the remainder of all Winter Quarter courses and finals online. As of Monday, March 9, 2020, classes and finals will not be held in person for the remainder of the Winter Quarter, which ends March 20, 2020. This will include your last week of courses and finals. 

SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。ワシントン大学は、予防措置を講じ、冬学期もあと残り少しですが、すべてのコースおよび学期末試験をオンラインで行うことにしました。2020年3月9日(月)から冬学期が終わる2020年3月20日までは、授業も学期末試験も対面では行われません。これには、皆さんの最終週と学期末試験も含まれてきます。

Instructors will work with students online during this time. Each instructor will decide how they conduct their courses. You should contact your instructors regarding their expectations. 

この期間は、教員は学生とオンラインでやり取りを行います。それぞれの教員はどのように授業を行うのかを決めますので、担当教員と連絡を取り、どのように授業が進められるかなど確認をしてください。

The University of Washington campus will remain open to serve all those who rely on services, including hospitals and clinics, dining services, residence halls, library services, and recreation and athletics facilities. 

ワシントン大学のキャンパスは閉鎖にはならず、病院やクリニック、ダイニングサービス、学生寮、図書館、レクリエーションや運動施設といったサービスは変わらず利用可能となります。

You are welcome to remain in your housing during this time. Keep in mind that you may be required to join class sessions conducted online in real-time during typical University of Washington classroom hours.

For more information please review the University of Washington’s online resources:
University of Washington winter quarter online course announcement 
University of Washington Coronavirus updates

We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19.

この期間も学生寮にはそのまま滞在することができます。通常の授業時間と同じ時間帯にオンラインで行われる授業に出席する必要があるかもしれないことを忘れないでください。

詳細は、ワシントン大学のオンライン情報源にてご確認ください。

University of Washington winter quarter online course announcement 
University of Washington Coronavirus updates

皆さんが新型コロナウィルスから身を守るためにできることを再度確認するようお願いします。

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19. 

SAF/IES Abroadの危機管理チーム

アメリカを本拠地としている、SAFの母体機関であるIES Abroadには、長年の経験に基づき高機能な役割を果たしている危機管理チームがあり、ここ最近数か月間にわたって新型コロナウィルスの状況を注視しています。様々な危機的場面に対応できるように体制を整えているとともに、皆さんが留学している間は、アメリカ疾病予防センター(CDC)、世界保健機関(WHO)、各地の大使館や領事館、そして多くの民間企業からの安全・危機管理に関するリアルタイムの情報を基に、皆さんが安心して留学生活を送ることができるように動いています。

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.    

COVID-19とは?
COVID-19は、インフルエンザのような症状をもった新型ウイルスによる肺炎です。

2019年末から報道され始め、現在世界各地で100,000件の感染が報道されています。その大半の約80,000件は中国国内で確認されており、湖北省が感染の中心地となっています。症状としては熱、咳、息苦しさがあげられます。死亡率は極めて低く、感染した場合もほとんどは軽症でおさまり、特段既往症がない場合は完治することがほとんどです。大学の年齢層の学生は、その他の年齢層や呼吸器等の特定の疾患を持つ人と比べてこの新型ウィルスへの感染率は格段に低くなっています。

Symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, coughing, tightness of the chest, and difficulties breathing. If you experience these symptoms, please seek medical attention and notify SAF of any health concerns you may have. We encourage you to seek an appointment with your on-campus health services and notify SAF as soon as possible.

新型コロナウィルスの症状には、発熱、咳、胸部の圧迫感、そして息苦しさなどがあります。もし出発前にこのような症状がある場合には、医師の診断を受け、必ずSAFにいかなる健康に関する懸念点もお知らせください。留学中の場合は、キャンパス内のヘルスセンターに予約を入れ、SAFにすぐにお知らせくださるようお願いします。

There are a number of steps recommended by the World Health Organization that you can take to limit your exposure to COVID-19, which include:

  • Frequently and consistently cleaning your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissues or a flexed elbow
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Thoroughly cooking meat and eggs
  • Avoiding contact with live wild or farm animals

WHOが推奨する新型コロナウィルスへの感染から身を守るためにできることがありますので、以下にいくつかを載せておきます。
・こまめに手を洗い、その際は必ず石鹸もしくは手指消毒用アルコールスプレーを使用すること。
・咳やくしゃみをする際は、ティッシュもしくは曲げた肘の部分で鼻と口を覆うこと。
・風邪やインフルエンザの症状がある人との密接な接触は避けること。
・肉や卵には完全に火を通すこと。
・生きた野生動物や家畜との接触は避けること。

SAF has sent a number of face masks to our students at University of Washington. SAF Indianapolis staff will be in contact with you individually with information on how to collect your face mask.

SAFはワシントン大学に留学中の皆さん宛てにマスクを発送しました。アメリカ本部のスタッフが皆さんそれぞれに連絡をし、マスクの受け取り方法を伝えます。

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. The University of Washington has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。ワシントン大学は最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

米国疾病対策センター:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 

カリフォルニア州衛生局:California State Health Department 

Contact Us

SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

連絡先
SAFはいつでも皆さんをサポートします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

You are also encouraged to contact the University of Washington International & English Language Programs staff at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.  

何か質問や懸念点がある場合は、ワシントン大学のIELPのスタッフ([email protected])にもぜひ連絡をするようにしてください。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

宜しくお願いします。

キャロル・カーモディ

 

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March 7, 2020

2020年3月7日(土)

SAF Students enrolled in the Spring Quarter at University of Washington

Dear SAF Students,

2020年春出発でワシントン大学に留学予定の学生の皆様

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. As your Spring Quarter program soon commences, we bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination at the University of Washington. 

SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。もうすぐ皆さんのプログラムが開始になるにあたって、現在起こっている新型コロナウィルス(COVID-19)による肺炎の発生状況と皆さんの留学先となるワシントン大学での状況の最新情報を皆さんにお伝えします。

A number of individuals in Washington State have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The University of Washington has taken precautionary measures to help protect the continued health of its students and staff. This includes temporarily moving its Winter Quarter courses and final exams online. As of Monday, March 9, 2020, classes and finals will not be held in person for the remainder of the Winter Quarter, which ends March 20, 2020. The University of Washington plans to resume normal class operations when the Spring Quarter term begins March 30, 2020 pending public health guidance.

ワシントン州では既に多くの人が新型コロナウィルスに感染しています。ワシントン大学は学生と職員が感染することがないよう予防措置を講じ、その一つとして、冬学期のコースと学期末試験をオンラインで行うことにしました。2020年3月9日(月)から冬学期が終わる2020年3月20日までは、授業も学期末試験も対面では行われません。春学期が始まる2020年3月30日には通常形態での授業を再開する予定となっています。

SAF has a close working relationship with the University of Washington and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. We are in discussions with them frequently about how changing conditions may or may not impact arriving SAF students.

SAFはワシントン大学と密接な関係を築いており、状況の注視をし続け、皆さんには最新情報を共有させていただく予定です。現地での状況によって皆さんの留学がどのような影響を受けるのかといったことをワシントン大学と密に協議しております。

SAF’s destination countries and hosting university partners remain open and welcoming to students from all over the world, including Japan. We encourage you to remain up-to-date with the media and your air carrier for updates that may affect your plans, and we encourage you to remain aware of your own health conditions as you prepare to travel abroad. 

SAF留学プログラムの留学先国および留学先大学は、日本を含む世界中からの学生を受け入れています。常にニュース等で最新の情報を入手したり、利用する航空会社の動向を確認するようお願いします。

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your travels and upon arrival at the University of Washington.

現在のところ、SAF学生もスタッフもまだ誰も新型コロナウィルスに感染したという報告は受けておりません。ワシントン大学でのプログラムが開始になるにあたって、皆さんが新型コロナウィルスから身を守るためにできることを確認するようお願いします。

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.

SAF/IES Abroadの危機管理チーム
アメリカを本拠地としている、SAFの母体機関であるIES Abroadには、長年の経験に基づき高機能な役割を果たしている危機管理チームがあり、ここ最近数か月間にわたって新型コロナウィルスの状況を注視しています。様々な危機的場面に対応できるように体制を整えているとともに、皆さんが留学している間は、アメリカ疾病予防センター(CDC)、世界保健機関(WHO)、各地の大使館や領事館、そして多くの民間企業からの安全・危機管理に関するリアルタイムの情報を基に、皆さんが安心して留学生活を送ることができるように動いています。

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.    

COVID-19とは?
COVID-19は、インフルエンザのような症状をもった新型ウイルスによる肺炎です。
2019年末から報道され始め、現在世界各地で100,000件の感染が報道されています。その大半の約80,000件は中国国内で確認されており、湖北省が感染の中心地となっています。症状としては熱、咳、息苦しさがあげられます。死亡率は極めて低く、感染した場合もほとんどは軽症でおさまり、特段既往症がない場合は完治することがほとんどです。大学の年齢層の学生は、その他の年齢層や呼吸器等の特定の疾患を持つ人と比べてこの新型ウィルスへの感染率は格段に低くなっています。

Symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, coughing, tightness of the chest, and difficulties breathing. If you experience these symptoms, please seek medical attention and notify SAF of any health concerns you may have.

新型コロナウィルスの症状には、発熱、咳、胸部の圧迫感、そして息苦しさなどがあります。もし出発前にこのような症状がある場合には、医師の診断を受け、必ずSAFにいかなる健康に関する懸念点もお知らせください。

There are a number of steps recommended by the World Health Organization that you can take to limit your exposure to COVID-19, which include:

  • Frequently and consistently cleaning your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissues or a flexed elbow
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Thoroughly cooking meat and eggs
  • Avoiding contact with live wild or farm animals

WHOが推奨する新型コロナウィルスへの感染から身を守るためにできることがありますので、以下にいくつかを載せておきます。
・こまめに手を洗い、その際は必ず石鹸もしくは手指消毒用アルコールスプレーを使用すること。
・咳やくしゃみをする際は、ティッシュもしくは曲げた肘の部分で鼻と口を覆うこと。
・風邪やインフルエンザの症状がある人との密接な接触は避けること。
・肉や卵には完全に火を通すこと。
・生きた野生動物や家畜との接触は避けること。

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. An $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus. 

米国は、コロナウイルスによる新型肺炎拡大防止のためにどのような対策を行っていますか?
米国疾病対策センター(CDC:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)は、空港でのスクリーニング、検査キット数の増加、ならびに地方自治体に対する、感染モニタリング・検疫手順の設定など、積極的な対策を講じています。それぞれの州や自治体がウィルスを管理できるよう、83億ドル分の緊急対策予算が連邦議会によって承認されています。

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

連絡先
SAFはいつでも皆さんをサポートいたします。何かご質問がある場合は、以下にご連絡ください。  

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110  

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

Warm regards,

Carol Carmody

宜しくお願いします。

キャロル・カーモディ

 

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University of Hawaii, Hilo

 

March 19, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Hawaii, Hilo

Dear SAF Student,

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to online course delivery after spring break until April 13th. The University has now extended the move to online instruction. University of Hawaii, Hilo announced yesterday that instruction will be conducted online for the remainder of the semester. The University states:

  • To maximize safety, other public-facing services may be curtailed for the duration of the crisis. Campus libraries are closed to the public, and other facilities and services may follow.
  • Full buildings or sections of buildings that are unnecessary during this crisis may be closed under the authority of a UH Officer. Cleaning and disinfection will be focused on areas still open to students and employees.
  • Traditional dining services are being phased out and replaced with To-Go, Grab-n-Go and/or Delivery food services.

Given this development there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at the University of Hawaii, Hilo. The University is allowing students to stay on-campus but if you remain on campus you will need to adhere to any policies imposed by the university in order to reduce risk of exposure. You will complete your coursework online. It remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in the U.S. This is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your online coursework remotely. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Hilo, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies. 

SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans. Let SAF know your choice.

In addition, continue to closely monitor the University of Hawaii’s website and your student email account for updates from the University. Please check University of Hawaii, Hilo communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. The University of Hawaii has extensive information posted online at https://www.hawaii.edu/emergency/important-health-information-novel-coronavirus/

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Hawaii, Hilo has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/covid19/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Hawaii, Hilo.

SAF has a close working relationship with the University of Hawaii, Hilo and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Best regards,

Carol Carmody
 

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March 12, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Hawaii, Hilo

 

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you are updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, University of Hawaii, Hilo.

University of Hawaii, Hilo announced today that faculty should prepare to conduct courses online instead of in-person by March 23, when the University opens after Spring Break. Courses will be conducted online at least through April 13 with reevaluation at that time. The University states:

  • At this time, in-person courses are scheduled to resume Monday, April 13. In the hope that we can return to normal classroom practices, the in-person start date will continue to be reevaluated, and updates will be provided as needed.
  • While instruction will move online, our campuses will remain open, and most services will continue to be provided. University employees will continue to perform their duties, libraries will maintain regular hours and student housing will remain open for current residents who have nowhere else to go.
  • Students will be receiving directions on accessing online instruction from their respective campus in the coming week.
  • Student residents are asked to notify student housing officials of their plans to remain in their residences or of their expected return dates.

Please check University of Hawaii, Hilo communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University of Hawaii, Hilo personnel or SAF for support. University of Hawaii, Hilo and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Spring Break
March 16-20, 2020 is Spring Break. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during Spring Break to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring recess, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after Spring Break travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations.

  • Effective immediately, if an SAF student engages in independent travel to a destination with more COVID-19 cases than there are in their SAF program location; and a member of the student’s homestay family, residence hall staff or residents, or one or more of the student’s roommates are not comfortable living with them upon their return; then SAF will not require them to accept the traveling SAF student back into their housing.
  • If an objection is registered with SAF, then the traveling student in this situation will need to find their own alternative housing at their own expense for 14 days.

Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans during Spring Break. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.   

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. An $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus. 

What can I do to protect myself? 
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.  

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Hawaii, Hilo has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/covid19/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Hawaii, Hilo.

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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University of California, San Diego

March 19, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Language Programs at the University of California, San Diego

Dear SAF Student,

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to mostly online course delivery for a temporary period as a precautionary measure. Since then, UCSD has announced they will be moving ALL courses to remote teaching starting Thursday, March 19 and lasting through May 8. 

On March 14, UCSD reported that some English language courses would move to an online format. In recent days, they have changed this policy to the following:

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:

Let SAF know your choice.

No matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. 
It is important that you continue to check UCSD communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. UCSD has extensive information posted online at
https://coronavirus.ucsd.edu/. You should communicate with your instructors if you have any questions about what these changes may mean for your coursework. 

SAF will continue to share updates that we receive from UCSD. However, if you have specific questions about any of your courses or how the instruction will be delivered, you will get the quickest response if you contact the language program directly at [email protected] 

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UC San Diego has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at
https://coronavirus.ucsd.edu/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at UC San Diego.

SAF has a close working relationship with UC San Diego and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Language Programs at the University of California, San Diego

Dear SAF Student,

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to mostly online course delivery for a temporary period as a precautionary measure. Since then, UCSD has announced they will be moving ALL courses to remote teaching starting Thursday, March 19 and lasting through May 8. 

On March 14, UCSD reported that some English language courses would move to an online format. In recent days, they have changed this policy to the following:

  • All English language courses will all take place online
  • Attendance policies are still in place, students must attend the course online at the regularly scheduled time or be marked absent
  • School communication and teacher communication will continue through Schoology. Your teacher will be in contact with you over the next two days to share the Schoology codes for each class

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at UCSD. Students may remain in their housing secured by SAF during this time, though they will need to adhere to any policies imposed by the housing provider in order to reduce risk of exposure. You will complete your coursework online. It remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in the U.S. This is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your coursework remotely online. Please note that this will require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in San Diego, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.

Let SAF know your choice.

No matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. 
It is important that you continue to check UCSD communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. UCSD has extensive information posted online at https://coronavirus.ucsd.edu/. You should communicate with your instructors if you have any questions about what these changes may mean for your coursework. 

SAF will continue to share updates that we receive from UCSD. However, if you have specific questions about any of your courses or how the instruction will be delivered, you will get the quickest response if you contact the language program directly at [email protected]

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UC San Diego has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at
https://coronavirus.ucsd.edu/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at UC San Diego.

SAF has a close working relationship with UC San Diego and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
 

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March 14, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Language Programs at the University of California, San Diego

 

 

We are sending you some important updates regarding your class arrangements at UCSD. Universities are responding to rapidly evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 virus, and making decisions very quickly. 

On March 11, UCSD reported that English language courses would continue to take place as scheduled in in-person instruction. In recent days, they have changed this policy to the following:

  • English language courses will take place mostly online
  • If an in-person meeting must take place, no more than 15 people will be in the room and they must sit at least 6 feet apart

SAF will continue to share updates that we receive from UCSD. However, if you have specific questions about any of your courses or how the instruction will be delivered, you will get the quickest response if you contact the UCSD language program directly.

We will continue to update you as any more information becomes available. In the meantime, please continue to look for regular updates from your UCSD program leaders. 

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UC San Diego has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://coronavirus.ucsd.edu/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at UC San Diego.

SAF has a close working relationship with UC San Diego and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
 

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March 11, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Winter/Spring quarters at UCSD
カリフォルニア大学サンディエゴ校(UCSD)に留学中・留学予定の皆様

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you are updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, at UCSD.
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、カリフォルニア大学サンディエゴ校(以下「UCSD」という)への影響についてお伝えいたします。

UCSD announced this evening that for the last week of Winter Quarter, courses are continuing to meet in person, but instructors will no longer use attendance-based points in their grading. While there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at UCSD at this time, this is a preventative measure to protect the health of students and the community. UCSD reports:
UCSD は、本日(※3月10日米国時間)、冬クオーターの最終週については、授業は通常通りキャンパスでの対面で行うものの、出席率をベースにした成績評価は行なわないことを発表しました。現時点でUCSDでの感染は確認されておらず、学生とUCSD関係者の健康を守るための予防的な対応となります。UCSDは以下のように案内を発出しています。

  • For the last week of Winter Quarter, courses are continuing to meet in person, but instructors will no longer use attendance-based points in their grading.
    冬クオーターの最終週に関しては、授業は通常通りキャンパスでの対面で行いますが、出席率をベースにした成績評価は行いません。
  • Starting in Spring Quarter, all lecture and discussion courses will be delivered remotely. In the context of our campus, this will mainly involve offering conventional courses via online teaching and learning tools. Zoom can be used to deliver real-time online lectures, hold interactive sessions and office hours, or to pre-record short lectures. Course materials of all types can be placed on or linked to the Canvas LMS, including videos or podcasts of lectures, readings, and assignments; Canvas can also mediate tests and chat-based discussions. Laboratory and studio courses for which remote instruction is not possible will continue to meet in person, for the time being.
    春クオーターより、すべての授業が遠隔で実施されることとなります。
    本キャンパスでは、主にオンライン教育及び学習ツールを介して従来の授業を開講するということになります。Zoomを使用することで、リアルタイムのオンライン講義を配信したり、対話型のセッションやオフィスアワーを実施したり、短い講義を予め録画することなどができます。講義のビデオやポッドキャスト、リーディング資料や課題などの授業に関連するすべての資料をCanvas LMS上に掲載、又はそのリンクを掲載することも可能です。Canvasは、テストやチャットベースのディスカッションを仲介することもできます。遠隔講義が難しい実験室及びスタジオでの授業は当面の間、通常通り対面で実施いたします。

Going forward, and through May 10, 2020, we strongly recommend the following guidelines for gatherings on campus and university-hosted events:
今後、2020510日まで、キャンパス及び大学主催のイベントでの集まりについて、以下のガイドラインの遵守を強く推奨します。

  • Cancellation or postponement of events or meetings that are expected to have more than 100 people. If a meeting or event can be moved to an online platform, then the meeting could still occur.
    100人を超えると予想されるイベント及び会議のキャンセル、又は延期。会議又はイベントをオンライン開催に移行できる場合は、引き続き実施することとする。
  • Cancellation or postponement of non-essential visits to campus by groups of more than 15 people. This would include, for example, campus tours and other events that bring visitors to campus.
    15人以上のグループによるキャンパスへの重要でない訪問のキャンセル又は延期。これには、キャンパスツアーやキャンパスに外部の訪問者が来るようなその他イベントも含まれる。
  • All UC San Diego-sponsored athletic events are scheduled to continue, however, events will now be “fan-less,” meaning there should be no fans at the events. (Details about the NCAA Division II men’s regional basketball tournament scheduled for March 13 through March 16 will be determined by the appropriate conferences and the NCAA.)
    UCSDが後援する全てのスポーツイベントは継続して実施される予定ですが、無観客でのイベント開催となる。(313日から316日まで開催を予定しているNCAA Division 男子バスケットボールトーナメントの詳細については、関連部署による会議とNCAAによって決定される。)
  • All questions can be directed to the UC San Diego Emergency Operations Center at [email protected] The EOC will direct your inquiry to the appropriate unit for response.
    全ての質問、問い合わせはUCSD緊急オペレーションセンター(EOC)のメールアドレス([email protected])にて受付可能。EOCは、受けた問合せを適切な担当に振分け回答する。

SAF students are in many different stages in their study abroad programming at UCSD – some just started their program, some are in the middle of their program, and some are nearing the end. Each of you will have unique questions about how this development will impact your study. SAF has a close working relationship with UCSD, and we will be working alongside our colleagues in the coming days to gather additional information to answer your questions. However, while this is underway, we wanted to be sure that you had the latest information available.
このメールを受け取られた皆さんは、留学開始直後、留学期間中、留学終了間際など様々な状況にあり、ご自身にどのような影響があるかそれぞれ異なるご質問があるかと思います。SAFはUCSDと緊密に連携しており、質問があった場合はUCSD側に追加情報を確認いたします。現在まだ情報収集中ではありますが、取り急ぎ最新情報をお伝えするするために皆さんにご連絡をさせていただきました。

  • For students who just arrived at UCSD– we hope to have additional information to share with you in the coming days. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your SAF counselor with any questions or concerns you may have. We will work with UCSD to help answer your questions.
    UCSDに到着直後の方:近日中に、追加情報をご案内できるかと思います。ご質問や懸念点については、SAF日本事務局もしくはアメリカ本部の担当者にご連絡ください。UCSDに確認を行います。
  • For students already at UCSD – please make sure that you follow all guidelines established by UCSD. If you have questions about specific coursework related to this online transition, please communicate with your instructors on campus for more information. Students should continue to participate in online courses as instructed and continue to meet academic requirements. Students already at UCSD can contact SAF for support via email at [email protected], or at:
    UCSDに既に留学中の方:UCSDによるガイドラインに従うようにしてください。オンライン授業に関する個別の質問は、直接UCSDの担当教員にご確認ください。オンライン授業には必ず参加し、引き続き学業要件を満たすようにしてください。サポートが必要な場合は、アメリカ本部([email protected])にメールでご連絡いただくか、または以下にご連絡ください。

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)

ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students

連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

For serious emergencies after business hours, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

Reliable News Sources 
信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト

SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UCSD has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/covid-19.  You can also learn more at: 
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。UCSDは最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/covid-19)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

米国疾病対策センター:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 

SAF has a close working relationship with UCSD and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as soon as possible. 
SAFはUCSDと緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

 

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University of Nevada, Reno

March 19, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno

Dear SAF Student,

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to mostly online course delivery for a temporary period as a precautionary measure. Since then, UNR has announced that all classes must move online by March 23, and they will be closing all non-essential campus services for at least the next thirty days. 

As a result of this announcement, your program has moved all courses online for the rest of the spring semester, including final exams. Online classes begin March 23 and end May 5, 2020.

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:

Let SAF know your choice. 

No matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. 

It is important that you continue to check UNR communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. UNR has extensive information posted online at https://www.unr.edu/coronavirus. You should communicate with your instructors if you have any questions about what these changes may mean for your coursework. 

SAF will continue to share updates that we receive from UNR. If you need assistance from the staff, please contact them all at [email protected]; and [email protected]; and [email protected].

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Nevada, Reno has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.unr.edu/coronavirus. As well as this source of information, please review updates from:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at University of Nevada, Reno. If you feel sick, have a cough, or fever, stay home and call: 

  1. Student Health Center: (775) 784-6598
  2. Washoe County Health District: (775) 328-2427 from 8am – 5pm for after-hours call 311

SAF has a close working relationship with UNR and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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March 13, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Nevada, Reno


Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you are updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, University of Nevada, Reno.

University of Nevada, Reno announced today that all courses will be taught online starting on Monday, March 23, following the conclusion of Spring Break. There has been no announcement yet about when in-person instruction will resume. 

Regarding housing, the University has asked that students living in residence halls to complete a survey about housing needs:
https://nevada.formstack.com/forms/reslife_residence_hall_closure_questionnaire
Please comply with this request as soon as possible.

There are no confirmed cases at University of Nevada, Reno at this time, this is a preventative measure to protect the health of students and the community.
Please check University of Nevada, Reno communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. University of Nevada, Reno has extensive information posted online at https://www.unr.edu/coronavirus. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University of Nevada, Reno personnel or SAF for support. University of Nevada, Reno and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Spring Break

March 16-20, 2020 is Spring Break. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during Spring Break to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.
If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring recess, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after Spring Break travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations.

  • Effective immediately, if an SAF student engages in independent travel to a destination with more COVID-19 cases than there are in their SAF program location; and a member of the student’s homestay family, residence hall staff or residents, or one or more of the student’s roommates are not comfortable living with them upon their return; then SAF will not require them to accept the traveling SAF student back into their housing.
  • If an objection is registered with SAF, then the traveling student in this situation will need to find their own alternative housing at their own expense for 14 days.
  • Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans during Spring Break. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.


What is COVID-19? 

COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.   

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team

SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. An $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus. 
What can I do to protect myself? 
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.  

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Nevada, Reno has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.unr.edu/coronavirus. As well as this source of information, please review updates from:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at The University of Nevada, Reno.
SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody


 

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University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley on-site students – shelter in place follow up

March 18, 2020

We recently wrote to you about the “shelter in place” regulations in effect through April 7, and the meaning of these regulations for our students. Today, we are following up to explain how the “shelter in place” restrictions impact students who wish to return home at this time.
You are able to travel to an airport for the purpose of returning home. This is considered “essential travel” under the new regulations. If you are asked by an authority why you are traveling, explain that you are returning to a place of residence outside of the local area.
If you are traveling, you are expected to continue to follow the “social distancing” regulations, which include:

This is a rapidly evolving situation. We want to remind you that:

If you have not already done so, let us know if you plan to stay in California or to return home.

SAF is here to support you as you make this important decision. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

We know that this is a very challenging time for students, and we will continue to support students through this uncertain time.

Warm regards, 
Carol Carmody

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San Jose State University

SJSU on-site students – shelter in place follow up

March 18, 2020

We recently wrote to you about the “shelter in place” regulations in effect through April 7, and the meaning of these regulations for our students. Today, we are following up to explain how the “shelter in place” restrictions impact students who wish to return home at this time.
You are able to travel to an airport for the purpose of returning home. This is considered “essential travel” under the new regulations. If you are asked by an authority why you are traveling, explain that you are returning to a place of residence outside of the local area.
If you are traveling, you are expected to continue to follow the “social distancing” regulations, which include:

This is a rapidly evolving situation. We want to remind you that:

If you have not already done so, let us know if you plan to stay in California or to return home.

SAF is here to support you as you make this important decision. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

We know that this is a very challenging time for students, and we will continue to support students through this uncertain time.

Warm regards, 
Carol Carmody
 

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March 11, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in the Spring Quarter at San Jose State University

Dear SAF Students,
サンノゼ州立大学に留学中の学生の皆様

our health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, San Jose State University.
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、サンノゼ州立大学への影響についてお伝えいたします。

As you already know, classes have been suspended from Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020. SJSU will then shift to either distributed or fully online instruction from Monday, March 16, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020. In the coming weeks, SJSU will decide about whether to resume in-person classes after spring break (April 3, 2020) pending public health guidance.
ご存知の通り、サンノゼ州立大学は3月10日(火)~13日(金)の期間の授業は休講としました。それ以降の日程(3月16日(月)~27日(金))についても、配信またはオンライン授業に変更することが決定されました。春季休暇終了後(4月3日以降)に通常の授業再開となるかどうかは、今後サンノゼ州立大学が当局の指示を待って決定する予定です。

Instructors will work with students online during this time. You should communicate with your instructors if you have any questions. Students should continue online course participation at this time in order to remain on track to earn spring quarter credits.
教員はオンラインで学生とやりとりを行います。もし何か質問がある場合は教員と連絡を取ってください。学生は、春学期の単位を取得するために、オンラインで引き続き授業に参加する必要があります。

This will remain in place through the conclusion of Spring Recess, which is scheduled to run March 30 – April 3, 2020. SJSU will make a decision about the method of instruction after Spring Recess based on current local conditions at the time.
今回の対応は、春季休暇期間(3月30日~4月3日)の終了まで適用されます。春季休暇後の対応については、その時の状況に鑑み、サンノゼ州立大学が決定します。

Please check SJSU communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. SJSU has extensive information posted online at http://blogs.sjsu.edu/newsroom/2020/updates-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact SJSU personnel or SAF for support. SJSU and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.
大学が発信する情報を随時確認し、指示に従ってください。サンノゼ州立大学はコロナウィルスに関わる豊富な情報をウェブサイト(http://blogs.sjsu.edu/newsroom/2020/updates-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/)に掲載しています。登録したメールアドレスに届く情報に注意を払い、サポートが必要な場合は大学スタッフやSAFにご連絡ください。新しい情報が入り次第、サンノゼ州立大学とSAFより皆さんに情報提供を行っていきます。

 

Spring Recess
春季休暇について

March 30 – April 3, 2020 is Spring Recess. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during Spring Recess to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.
3月30日(月)~4月3日(金)は春季休暇です。SAFは、新型コロナウィルスの感染リスクを抑えるために、この期間個人的な旅行を行わないことを強く推奨します。多くの航空会社やホテル、旅行会社は予約済の旅行予定の変更に関して、柔軟な変更・キャンセル規定を適用しています。もし旅行の計画がすでにある場合は、旅行会社に連絡し、変更・キャンセル等の相談をしてみてください。

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring recess, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after Spring Recess travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations.
春季休暇中に新型コロナウィルスの状況が急激に変化した場合、この時期に留学先大学の所在都市を離れてしまっていると、休暇終了後に戻ってこられなくなる可能性もあります。また、もし大学、滞在先提供者または自治体が、春季休暇中に旅行に出た人や学生に対して、休暇後に自己隔離を要求した場合、自己隔離に伴って追加で費用が掛かり、ご自身で負担していただくというリスクも負うことになります。

Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans during Spring Recess. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.
春季休暇の計画とその間の連絡先は、緊急の際の連絡等を想定し、必ずSAFにご連絡ください。

 

What is COVID-19?
COVID-19とは?

COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.

COVID-19は、インフルエンザのような症状をもった新型ウイルスによる肺炎です。 2019年末から報道され始め、現在世界各地で100,000件の感染が報道されています。その大半の約80,000件は中国国内で確認されており、湖北省が感染の中心地となっています。症状としては熱、咳、息苦しさがあげられます。死亡率は極めて低く、感染した場合もほとんどは軽症でおさまり、特段既往症がない場合は完治することがほとんどです。大学の年齢層の学生は、その他の年齢層や呼吸器等の特定の疾患を持つ人と比べてこの新型ウィルスへの感染率は格段に低くなっています。

 

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF/IES Abroadの危機管理チーム

SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad. We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.
アメリカを本拠地としている、SAFの母体機関であるIES Abroadには、長年の経験に基づき高機能な役割を果たしている危機管理チームがあり、ここ最近数か月間にわたって新型コロナウィルスの状況を注視しています。様々な危機的場面に対応できるように体制を整えているとともに、皆さんが留学している間は、アメリカ疾病予防センター(CDC)、世界保健機関(WHO)、各地の大使館や領事館、そして多くの民間企業からの安全・危機管理に関するリアルタイムの情報を基に、皆さんが安心して留学生活を送ることができるように動いています。危機管理チームには医療コンサルタントが在籍しており、感染症発生時には、確立された手順のもと、これまでSARS、H1N1型インフルエンザ、H1N9型インフルエンザ発生時に対応を行ってきた実績があります。

 

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19?
米国は、コロナウイルスによる新型肺炎拡大防止のためにどのような対策を行っていますか?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. An $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus.
米国疾病対策センター(CDC:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)は、空港でのスクリーニング、検査キット数の確保、ならびに地方自治体に対する、感染モニタリング・検疫手順の設定など、積極的な対策を行っています。米国全体としては、83億ドル分の緊急対策予算が連邦議会によって承認されています。

 

What can I do to protect myself?
自分の身を守るために何ができますか?

Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.
20秒以上かけ、アルコール性消毒液または石鹸と温水でこまめに手を洗い殺菌すること。顔、特に鼻、口、目を手で触らないこと。咳やくしゃみをする際は、ティッシュもしくは曲げた肘の部分で鼻と口を覆うこと。米国疾病対策センター(CDCP)は、既に空気感染の兆候がある場合を除き、マスク着用を推奨してはいません。もし具合が悪い場合は、室内にとどまり、人との接触を避けるようにしてください。

 

Reliable News Sources

信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト

SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. SJSU has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at http://blogs.sjsu.edu/newsroom/2020/updates-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from:

SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。サンノゼ州立大学は最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(http://blogs.sjsu.edu/newsroom/2020/updates-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。 米国疾病対策センター:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

World Health Organization (WHO) 

 

世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

連絡先
SAFはいつでも皆さんをサポートします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。  

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110  

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at San Jose State University.

SAFの学生またはスタッフで新型コロナウィルスの感染が判明した者はおりません。サンノゼ州立大学に在学中は新型コロナウィルスに感染しないよう細心の注意を払うことを推奨します。

SAF has a close working relationship with SJSU and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

SAFはサンノゼ州立大学と緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆さんに共有いたします。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

宜しくお願いします。

キャロル・カーモディ<

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University of Queensland

March 18, 2020

University of Queensland Winter Quarter Students Ending the Term

Dear SAF Student,

As you know, the University of Queensland has paused all teaching and assessment during the week of March 16-23. Your program is scheduled to end during this time.

SAF is in contact with UQ to discuss the implications of this decision for your program. In the meantime, we want to encourage you to contact your airline about potential travel changes or restrictions to your flight home. Contact SAF Japan staff if you need assistance with travel changes.

Once your travel plans are secure, please let us know your final flight day and time by emailing [email protected]

SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently after the conclusion of their program to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

Many areas are enacting strict travel bans. Students who ignore this advice and travel at the conclusion of the program risk encountering restrictions that might make it difficult for them to return home.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

We hope you enjoyed your time abroad and we wish you a safe and healthy journey home.

Best regards,

Carol Carmody
 

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March 15, 2020
2020年3月15日

University of Queensland

Dear SAF Students,
 2020年春出発でクイーンズランド大学に留学予定の学生の皆様

We are writing you with an important update from the University of Queensland regarding policy changes associated with the impact of COVID-19. 
COVID-19の影響に伴う方針変更に関して、クイーンズランド大学からの重要なアップデートをお知らせいたします。

Update from the Australian government on the travel restrictions that have been implemented.

15 March 2020: 
入国制限に関するオーストラリア政府からのアップデートについて

The Australian Government announced:

  • All travellers to Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days 

オーストラリア政府は、オーストラリアに入国する全ての人に対して14日間の自己隔離を要請すると発表しました。

These are precautionary measures made to limit exposure and spread of COVID-19. Please contact your SAF advisor as soon as possible to discuss how this may impact your study abroad plan and what options may be available to you.   
これは新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大を予防するための措置となります。オーストラリア政府の発表が皆さんの留学へどう影響するのか、今後皆さんにどういった選択肢があるのかについては、SAFプログラム・コーディネーターへお問い合わせください。

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to our students, and we are deeply saddened for the disruption that has been brought about by this unprecedented global pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development. 
私たちは留学という経験が皆さんにとってどれだけ大きな意味を持っているかを承知しており、過去に例のないパンデミックが皆さんの留学計画に大きな影響を及ぼしていることを非常に残念に思っています。見通しが立たない状況が続きますが、引き続き皆さんをサポートさせていただきます。

SAF has a close working relationship with the University of Queensland and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.
SAFはクイーンズランド大学と緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。

With warm regards,
宜しくお願いいたします。

Carol Carmody
キャロル・カーモディ

 

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University of Victoria

March 18, 2020

Dear SAF Student,



SAF was notified by the University of Victoria that the university has canceled all spring term exchange programs. As a result, you will not be able to participate in your upcoming study abroad program as originally scheduled. We very much regret that this will disrupt your upcoming plans, but our staff will work closely with you to identify your options at this point. Our SAF Japan staff will reach out to you today with more information. Please contact SAF Japan with any questions or concerns you may have.

With warm regards,

SAF
 

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Dear SAF Student,
皆様

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to online course delivery for the remainder of the spring semester, and you were given the option to stay on campus or to return home to complete the spring term. Yesterday, the University announced that the April ELPI program has been cancelled and you no longer have the option to continue your studies at the University.
先日、SAFより、ビクトリア大学の春学期の残りの期間の授業はオンラインで実施されることになり、学生は春学期を修了するにあたって、キャンパスに滞在をするかまたは日本に帰国をするかを選択する必要がある旨をお知らせしておりました。改めて、ビクトリア大学は、4月開始のELPIプログラムをキャンセルし、学生が4月開始の留学プログラムへの参加を継続することは出来なくなったということを発表しました。

Given this new information, you will need to plan to leave Canada and return home. SAF is here to help support you through this time. Follow these steps:
この発表を受け、学生はカナダを出国し日本に帰国をする計画を立てる必要があります。SAFは引き続きサポートをしてまいりますが、今後、下記の手順を進めていただきますようお願いいたします。

  1. Discuss your final exam options with your teachers to be sure that you can complete the January program successfully.
    1月に開始をしたプログラムを修了するために、どのように最終試験を受けることができるかをビクトリア大学の教員の方と話し合い、プログラムを無事修了することができることを確認してください。
  2. Talk with your family and make travel plans to return home as soon as possible.
    家族と話し、できるだけ早く帰宅するための旅行計画を立ててください。
  3. Let SAF know your travel plans to return to Japan 
    本メールを受信後
  4. Notify your homestay of your travel plans and departure flight time.
    ホームステイ先に帰国の予定と帰国便の時間をお知らせしてください。
  5. Decide if you will cancel your enrollment in the program fully, or if you will defer your application to a future term.
    留学プログラムへの参加を完全にキャンセルするか、あるいは以降の学期にプログラム参加を延期して、再入学を希望するかを決定してください。
  6. Notify University of Victoria of your enrollment decision, emailing [email protected].
    留学プログラムへの参加を完全にキャンセルするか、または以降の学期にプログラム参加を延期して、再入学を希望するかの決定をビクトリア大学へメールでお知らせください。ビクトリア大学報告先のメールアドレス: [email protected]

 

University of Victoria Student & Financial Services might follow up with you to make these arrangements. Please comply with any requests for information you receive from the University.
今後ビクトリア大学(University of Victoria Student & Financial Services)からも、上記に関して連絡が来る可能性もありますが、ビクトリア大学から連絡が来ましたらすぐに対応をしてください。

Because this is a rapidly evolving situation, there are details to be worked out related to your program fees. You will receive final notice from SAF regarding recoverable program costs after you return home.
状況は急激に変化しているため、プログラム費に関連する詳細については、今後決定していく予定です。プログラム費用の返金については、皆様のご帰国後、改めてSAFより通知をいたします。

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to students and are deeply sorry that your time abroad has been disrupted by this unprecedented pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development.
私たちは留学という経験が皆さんにとってどれだけ大きな意味を持っているかを承知しており、過去に例のないパンデミックが皆さんの留学に大きな影響を及ぼしていることを非常に残念に思っています。見通しが立たない状況が続きますが、引き続き皆さんをサポートさせていただきます。

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]
ご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。
月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF
週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
 

Best regards,
Carol Carmody
よろしくお願いいたします。
キャロル・カーモディ
 

 

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March 14, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at the University of Victoria Spring Semester 2020

 

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Victoria, Canada. 

As you may know the University has recently made the decision to transition to remote instruction for the remainder of the term in order to mitigate exposure and spread of COVID-19.

According to the University: 

  • The Provincial Health Officer has recommended a measured and evidenced-based approach to institutional responses to COVID-19. At this time, universities are encouraged to continue to take steps to remain open while promoting strategies to prevent the spread of the virus. Yesterday, the PHO provided new advice regarding the cancellation of large events and a more robust approach to social distancing. We are following that advice and at the same time ensuring that students are able to complete their term.
  • To achieve the above goals, the Provost, in consultation with the Emergency Operations Centre, is recommending, effective Monday, March 16, transitioning from face-to-face to alternative modes of instruction and evaluation for the remainder of this term.
  • We are asking faculty and instructors of undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies courses to use their best judgement regarding the delivery and completion of courses.
  • The university remains open. For example, research laboratories, administrative offices, campus services, libraries and recreation facilities are all open at the current time though services and times may need modifying going forward. Additionally, university residences and food services remain open, and other key services, including campus security, will continue for students remaining in residence. More details will be available in the near future.

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at Victoria. University accommodations and services are remaining open during this time, and you will need to complete your coursework online. However, it remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in Victoria, and this is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your online coursework remotely. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Victoria, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students from China should investigate potential barriers to accessing their online course instruction through the Chinese firewall. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.

With regard to returning home, there is important information posted online, including advice for international students to “ contact International Student Services (University Centre, B272, [email protected]) to discuss your personal situation. A Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor will be able to advice you.”

SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans. 

Please note that no matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. You should also adhere to any university instructions regarding departing campus. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. 
It is important that you continue to check University of Victoria communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. Victoria has extensive information posted online at https://www.uvic.ca/covid-19/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact Westminster personnel or SAF for support. The University and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available. 

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. The University of Victoria has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.uvic.ca/covid-19/

As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

BC Centre for Disease Control 
Public Health Agency of Canada 
Government of Canada travel advisories 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
Email: [email protected] 

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Victoria.

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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University College Dublin

March 18, 2020

Dear SAF Student,



SAF was notified by University College Dublin that the university has canceled all spring term exchange programs. As a result, you will not be able to participate in your upcoming study abroad program as originally scheduled. We very much regret that this will disrupt your upcoming plans, but our staff will work closely with you to identify your options at this point. Our SAF Japan staff will reach out to you today with more information. Please contact SAF Japan with any questions or concerns you may have.

With warm regards,

SAF
 

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March 17, 2020

SAF Students currently enrolled at University College Dublin

Dear SAF Student,

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to online course delivery for the remainder of winter and spring quarter. Given this development there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at UCD. University accommodations and services are remaining open during this time, and you will need to complete your coursework online. However, it remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in Ireland, and this is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your online coursework remotely. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Ireland, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.

SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans. Let SAF know your choice within 48 hours of receiving this message on this survey: https://iesabroad.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahIYaMZwwBZpzsF

In addition, continue to closely monitor UCD’s website and your student email account for updates from the University.

SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:


Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono
UK: +44 (0)7709279626
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

Best regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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March 14, 2020

SAF Students currently enrolled at the University College Dublin
 SAF留学プログラムでアイルランド国立大学ダブリン校に留学中の学生の皆様

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. The University College Dublin has recently taken the precautionary measure of moving the remainder of all Winter and Spring term courses and finals online. As of Friday, March 13, 2020, classes and finals will not be held in person for the remainder of the Winter Quarter, which ends March 20, 2020. This will include your last week of courses and finals. 
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。アイルランド国立大学ダブリン校(以下、「UCD」という。)は最近、冬学期および春学期のすべてのコースと期末試験をオンラインに移行する予防策を講じました。2020年3月13日金曜日の時点で、2020年3月20日に終了するウィンタークォーターの残りの期間において、授業と期末試験は対面形式では実施されません。これは、コースの最終週と期末試験を含みます。

Instructors will work with students online during this time. Each instructor will decide how they conduct their courses. You should contact your instructors regarding their expectations. 
この期間は、教員は学生とオンラインでやり取りを行います。それぞれの教員がどのように授業を行うのかを決めますので、担当教員と連絡を取り、どのように授業が進められるかなど確認をしてください。

The University College Dublin campus will remain open to serve all those who rely on services, but these services may be limited. Here is some further advice about campus life and services over the coming weeks: 
UCDのキャンパスは閉鎖にはなりませんが、利用可能なサービスは制限される場合があります。これからの数週間のキャンパス及びサービスに関する注意事項を下記に記載いたします。

UCD Residences remain open along with Campus Services and a reduced number of Residential Assistants. If you have concerns regarding your on-campus accommodation, you can contact [email protected]  for further information. 
UCDの学生寮は閉鎖されず、キャンパスのサービスと人員数は減らしておりますが、レジデンシャルアシスタントのサポートも利用可能です。キャンパス内の滞在先に関して何か不安がある場合は、residences @ ucd.ieに連絡してください。

  • The UCD Global Lounge will remain closed during the period 12th - 29th March and further details will be posted on our social media pages regarding dates and times for re-opening. 
    The UCD Global Lounge will remain closed during the period 12th - 29th March and further details will be posted on our social media pages regarding dates and times for re-opening.
    UCDグローバルラウンジは3月12日から29日まで閉鎖され、再開の日時に関する詳細はソーシャルメディアページに掲載される予定です。
  • The Applied Language Centre (ALC) will remain closed until further notice per UCD and HSE guidelines.  Please monitor your UCD Connect email for updates from UCD and teaching staff.  They will continue to operate remotely with staff working from home.  You can contact them at [email protected] and your query will be sent to the relevant department
    Applied Language Center(ALC)は、UCDおよびHSEガイドラインを通しての通知があるまでは閉鎖されたままとなります。UCDとティーチングスタッフからの最新情報の連絡についてはUCD Connectのメールを常時よく確認するようにしてください。彼らは、在宅勤務のスタッフとともに遠隔で対応します。彼らに連絡を取りたい場合は、[email protected]に連絡頂けます。問い合わせ内容は各担当部門に送信されるようになっています。

     

You are welcome to remain in your housing during this time. Keep in mind that you may be required to join class sessions conducted online in real-time during typical University College Dublin classroom hours.
この期間も学生寮にはそのまま滞在することができます。通常の授業時間と同じ時間帯にオンラインで行われる授業に出席する必要があるかもしれないことを忘れないでください。

For more information please review the University College Dublin’s online resources:

詳細は、UCDのオンライン情報にてご確認ください。
University College Dublin winter quarter online course announcement 

University College Dublin Coronavirus updates
UCD Global Email to International Students

We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19.
皆さんが新型コロナウィルスから身を守るためにできることを再度確認するようお願いします。

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF/IES Abroadの危機管理チーム

SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19. 
アメリカを本拠地としている、SAFの母体機関であるIES Abroadには、長年の経験に基づき高機能な役割を果たしている危機管理チームがあり、ここ最近数か月間にわたって新型コロナウィルスの状況を注視しています。様々な危機的場面に対応できるように体制を整えているとともに、皆さんが留学している間は、アメリカ疾病予防センター(CDC)、世界保健機関(WHO)、各地の大使館や領事館、そして多くの民間企業からの安全・危機管理に関するリアルタイムの情報を基に、皆さんが安心して留学生活を送ることができるように動いています。
There are a number of steps recommended by the World Health Organization that you can take to limit your exposure to COVID-19, which include:

  • Frequently and consistently cleaning your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissues or a flexed elbow
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Thoroughly cooking meat and eggs
  • Avoiding contact with live wild or farm animals

WHOが推奨する新型コロナウィルスへの感染から身を守るためにできることがありますので、以下にいくつかを載せておきます。
・こまめに手を洗い、その際は必ず石鹸もしくは手指消毒用アルコールスプレーを使用すること。
・咳やくしゃみをする際は、ティッシュもしくは曲げた肘の部分で鼻と口を覆うこと。
・風邪やインフルエンザの症状がある人との密接な接触は避けること。
・肉や卵には完全に火を通すこと。
・生きた野生動物や家畜との接触は避けること。

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UCD has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.ucd.ie/sirc/coronavirus/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from:
 信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。UCDは最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://www.ucd.ie/sirc/coronavirus/)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

Health Service Executive (Ireland)
Coronavirus Overview and Information

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 
 

Contact Us
連絡先
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
SAFはいつでも皆さんをサポートいたします。何かご質問がある場合は、以下にご連絡ください

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

UK Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono
UK: +44 (0)7709279626
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker
イギリス 現地サポート担当(SLO)
小野 詩紀子(オノ・シキコ)
連絡先:+44 (0)7709279626
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
備考: 現地サポート担当者は日本人です。

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF
 

Warm regards,

Carol Carmody

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

March 12, 2020 

SAF Students enrolled at University College Dublin
SAF留学プログラムでアイルランド国立大学ダブリン校に留学中の学生の皆様

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Dublin, Ireland.
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、アイルランド国立大学ダブリン校(以下、「UCD」という。)への影響についてお伝えいたします。

As you already know, the prime minister and head of government in Ireland Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that all schools, colleges, universities and childcare facilities in Ireland are to close until March 29, 2020 in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you haven’t already, you will be receiving communication from University College Dublin regarding remote instruction that will be implemented until March 29, 2020. During this time, students will engage with their course content online and you should work with your instructor if you have any questions.
ご存知の通り、アイルランド首相のTaoiseach Leo Varadkarは、コロナウィルスの拡大防止のため、2020年3月29日までアイルランドのすべての学校、大学および保育施設を閉鎖すると発表しました。まだ連絡が来ていない場合は、2020年3月29日まで実施される遠隔授業に関してUCDより連絡が届きます。この期間中、学生はオンラインで授業を受講することとなります。何か質問があれば、担当教授に確認するようにしてください。

Please check University College Dublin communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. UCD has extensive information posted online https://www.ucd.ie/sirc/coronavirus/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact UCD personnel or SAF for support. UCD and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.
大学が発信する情報を随時確認し、指示に従ってください。ダブリンカレッジ大学はコロナウィルスに関わる豊富な情報をウェブサイト(https://www.ucd.ie/sirc/coronavirus/)に掲載しています。登録したメールアドレスに届く情報に注意を払い、サポートが必要な場合は大学スタッフやSAFに連絡を取ってください。新しい情報が入り次第、コロンビア大学とSAFより皆様に情報提供を行っていきます。
 

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UCD has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.ucd.ie/sirc/coronavirus/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from:
信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。UCDは最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://www.ucd.ie/sirc/coronavirus/)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

 

Health Service Executive (Ireland)
Coronavirus Overview and Information
保健サービス委員会 (アイルランド)
    コロナウイルス概況・情報 Coronavirus Overview and Information

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 
世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 
    コロナウイルスに関する質問・回答(FAQ) FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
連絡先
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
SAFはいつでも皆さんをサポートします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。
  月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

UK Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono
UK: +44 (0)7709279626
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker
イギリス 現地サポート担当(SLO)
小野 詩紀子(オノ シキコ)
連絡先:+44 (0)7709279626
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
備考: 現地サポート担当者は日本人になります。

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF
週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at University College Dublin.
現時点で、SAFの学生またはスタッフで新型コロナウィルスの感染は確認されておりません。COVID-19の感染を防ぐための対策を意識的に行うようお願いします

SAF has a close working relationship with UCD and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.
SAFはUCDと緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

 

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University of Leipzig

March 17, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Language Programs at InterDaF, University of Leipzig

Dear SAF Students,

We are sending you some updated information from InterDaF as the University is transitioning to remote instruction. Please see the italicized text below, which was shared by InterDaF.

The health of our course participants and our employees is our highest priority. Therefore, there will be no in-class courses from Tuesday, 17 March, forward. In addition, you can contact our staff in the course office and in the offices at Lumumbastraße by e-mail and by telephone only with immediate effect.

All our language courses will be offered as online courses by your teachers. We will inform you about further steps via e-mail shortly.

From today’s perspective, the online courses will be held until 9 April. Should the situation improve in the course of the next few weeks, we will then switch back to in-class teaching.

Please check University communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction on this developing situation. Leipzig has information posted online at https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/university/service/information-about-coronavirus/students/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University personnel or SAF for support. University officials and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. InterDaF does not have a dedicated webpage for coronavirus information but you should regularly check relevant updates found on the University of Leipzig website. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Japanese Government Resources for Chinese Citizens Abroad
Japanese Embassy in Germany
 
Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Dennis Yim
Tel: +49 (0) 15759038695
Email:  [email protected]
WeChat:  yamuwoenaine
Line: yamuwoenaine

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time in Leipzig.

SAF has a close working relationship with InterDaF and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

March 13, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Language Programs at InterDaF, University of Leipzig

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, University of Leipzig. 

We are sending you some updated information from InterDaF regarding class arrangements. Please see the italicized text below, which was shared by InterDaF earlier today. 

We would like to inform you that our language courses will continue on Monday as usual – for the time being.


  • At interDaF we have attentively following the spread of the coronavirus. We are ensuring full compliance with the instructions of the local authorities (i.a. Robert-Koch-Institute: https://www.rki.de/en).

  • Our language courses are not large-scale gatherings. Our class sizes are rather small; at the moment on average 12 participants per group. The groups have been studying together since a couple of weeks already. The participants who travelled from a risk area to Leipzig had to undergo a medical checkup at the public health department. At the moment we do not expect new arrivals. 

  • You might wonder why Leipzig University postponed the start of face-to-face lectures and classes in the summer semester 2020 until 4 May. The situation at the university is very different from the situation at interDaF. There are several lectures at Leipzig University which are taught in lecture halls that hold up to 800 students at the same time. In addition, at the beginning of the summer semester, thousands of students from all over the world and from all over Germany (partly from high risk areas) are coming back to Leipzig (from home or from vacation). Therefore, the situation at the university is very different from the situation at interDaF. 

  • Also, the situation with schools and kindergartens is different. These institutions are partly closed (not in Leipzig so far!) since children and teenagers often do not reliably practice basic hygiene due to their young age.

  • Our teachers at interDaF have been instructed since mid-January already to watch for symptoms and ensure that basic hygiene is practiced. In addition, all halls on every floor in our two buildings are equipped with wall-mounted hand-sanitizer dispensers.

  • If you notice symptoms of illness in yourself or your family or if you have been exposed to an elevated risk of infection (e.g. by travelling from a high risk area: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete.html)please contact us immediately. 

  • We will of course keep you updated on any changes.
  • In case of any further questions, please refer to our staff at the ISK-office: [email protected].
  • Have a nice weekend and keep well.

Important SAF Health and Safety Message
SAF is committed to continually reminding students how to protect themselves.

What can I do to protect myself? 
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.  
 
Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. InterDaF does not have a dedicated webpage for coronavirus information but you should regularly check relevant updates found on the University of Leipzig website. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Japanese Government Resources for Chinese Citizens Abroad
Japanese Embassy in Germany
 
Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Dennis Yim
Tel: +49 (0) 15759038695
Email:  [email protected]
WeChat:  yamuwoenaine
Line: yamuwoenaine

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time in Leipzig.

SAF has a close working relationship with InterDaF and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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University of Oregon

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dear SAF Student,



Today, SAF was notified by the University of Oregon that the university has canceled all spring term exchange programs. As a result, you will not be able to participate in your upcoming study abroad program as originally scheduled. We very much regret that this will disrupt your upcoming plans, but our staff will work closely with you to identify your options at this point. Our SAF Japan staff will reach out to you today with more information. Please contact SAF Japan with any questions or concerns you may have.

With warm regards,

SAF

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

SAF Students currently enrolled at University of Oregon continuing for Spring Term

The University of Oregon recently notified students about all spring term coursework going online through April 17. Since that announcement, we have been in close contact with the University to ask questions about how these decisions impact SAF students. 

We are writing today to confirm that students continuing into the spring term will remain online through April 17, as initially announced by the university. You should continue to monitor your email and the University of Oregon website for updates, especially as you go into Spring Break next week. It is possible that the university may adjust this timeline based on updated COVID trends.

As a reminder, SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during spring break to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring recess, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after spring recess travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations. Additionally:

  • If an SAF student engages in independent travel to a destination with more COVID-19 cases than there are in their SAF program location; and a member of the student’s homestay family, residence hall staff or residents, or one or more of the student’s roommates are not comfortable living with them upon their return; then SAF will not require them to accept the traveling SAF student back into their housing.
  • If an objection is registered with SAF, then the traveling student in this situation will need to find their own alternative housing at their own expense for 14 days.

If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider immediately to discuss refund policies.
As always, if you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students

Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time

SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025

WeChat ID: saftest1

Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

Best regards,
Carol Carmody

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

University of Oregon Winter Quarter Students Ending the Term

Dear SAF Student,

We are writing to you as your final exams period is over or nearly over at the University of Oregon, and ask that you take a moment to let us know your plans to return home. This will help us to ensure that all of our students have returned safely at the conclusion of their programs.

Let SAF know your return travel plans

SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently after the conclusion of their program to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

Many areas are enacting strict travel bans. Students who ignore this advice and travel at the conclusion of the program risk encountering restrictions that might make it difficult for them to return home.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF
We hope you enjoyed your time abroad and we wish you a safe and healthy journey home.


Best regards,

Carol Carmody

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

March 12, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at University of Oregon - Winter Quarter

 

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. The University of Oregon has recently taken the precautionary measure of moving final exams for the Winter Quarter online. No final exams will be offered in-person for the Winter Quarter.

From the University:

All finals exams will be offered remotely. Instructors will be asked to quickly provide clear guidance to students about how they intend to deliver final exams, whether it is online, take-home or some other format. Exams will not be held in person.

You should contact your instructors regarding their plans for your final exams.

The University of Oregon campus will remain open to serve all those who rely on services, including hospitals and clinics, dining services, residence halls, library services, and recreation and athletics facilities.

You are welcome to remain in your housing during this time.

For more information please review the University of Oregon’s online resources:
University of Oregon Winter Quarter online final exams announcement
University of Oregon coronavirus FAQ’s

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.  

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. A $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus.  

What can I do to protect myself? 
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.  

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. The University of Oregon has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.uoregon.edu/coronavirus

As well as this source of information, please review updates from:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Global travel advisories from the CDC
Global situation summary
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO)
FAQ on coronavirus

University of Oregon Resources
For more information, please review University of Oregon’s online resources:

Coronavirus Updates and FAQ’s
Oregon Health Authority

Call +1 541-346-7007

Complete the online inquiry form - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2920fb6d403f437989053a3eacb8bad9          

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Oregon.

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

March 12, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at University of Oregon - Spring Quarter

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Eugene, Oregon.

As you already know, the university has shifted to remote operations for winter term final exams and classes in the first three weeks of the spring term beginning on March 30, 2020 and through April 17, 2020.

Instructors will work with students online during this time. You should communicate with your instructors if you have any questions. Students should continue online course participation in order to remain on track to earn spring quarter credits. The University has communicated that “students, faculty and staff will receive additional instructions in the coming days about the specific impact of these changes on their activities,” however, “residence halls will stay open over spring break and beyond, and limited dining will be available during spring break.”

Please check UO communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. UO has extensive information posted online at https://www.uoregon.edu/coronavirus. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact UO personnel or SAF for support. UO and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Spring Break
March 21 – March 29, 2020 is Spring Break. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during Spring Break to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring break, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after Spring Break travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations.

  • Effective immediately, if an SAF student engages in independent travel to a destination with more COVID-19 cases than there are in their SAF program location; and a member of the student’s homestay family, residence hall staff or residents, or one or more of the student’s roommates are not comfortable living with them upon their return; then SAF will not require them to accept the traveling SAF student back into their housing.
  • If an objection is registered with SAF, then the traveling student in this situation will need to find their own alternative housing at their own expense for 14 days.

Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans during Spring Break. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UO has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.uoregon.edu/coronavirus. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at University of Oregon.

SAF has a close working relationship with UO and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody


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University of the Arts London (UAL)



Tuesday, March 17, 2020

SAF Students currently enrolled in the Language Program at University of the Arts, London
ロンドン芸術大学の語学力強化プログラムに留学中の皆様

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to online course delivery for the remainder of the spring semester. Given this development there are two distinct options available for you:
先日SAFより皆様へUALが春学期の残りの期間をオンラインによる授業に移行するとのお知らせを通知いたしました。前回の通知に追加情報となりますが、オンライン受講については下記の2通りのオプションを選択いただけます。

  • Option 1 – Remain in London. University accommodations and services are remaining open during this time, and you will need to complete your coursework online. However, it remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in the UK, and this is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • If you choose this option, notify UAL staff at the front desk of the Language Centre
  • オプション1:ロンドンに残ってオンラインで授業を受講する。
    現時点では、オンキャンパスの学生寮やサービスなど大学はオープンしており、皆様は授業への参加・課題等のコースワークはオンラインで行っていただきます。しかしながら、今後どのようにCOVID-19がイギリスで展開していくかが不明瞭なため、これらの点については、ご家族ともよくご相談下さい。
  • もしもこのオプションを選択する場合は、ロンドン芸術大学の窓口でスタッフにご連絡ください。
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your online coursework remotely. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in the UK, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.
  • If you choose this option, notify UAL staff of your flight date via email to language-[email protected]
  • オプション2:日本に帰国し、オンラインで受講する。
    このオプションを選択される場合、ロンドンの日中に行われる授業を、時差の関係で日本で深夜に受講することになる可能性があります。遠隔でコース課題を完了させる必要がありますが、それを完了できない場合単位が付与されないリスクがあります。
  • もしもこのオプションを選択する場合は、ロンドン芸術大学のスタッフへ帰国便の情報を [email protected]のアドレスに送付してください。

SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans. 
In addition, continue to closely monitor UAL’s website and your student email account for updates from the University.
皆様の留学を今後もサポートするため、皆様の今後の計画をSAFにお知らせいただくことが重要になります。

SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
SAFはいつでも皆様をサポートいたします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]
連絡先
月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono
UK: +44 (0)7709279626
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker
現地サポートスタッフ(SLO)
小野 詩紀子(オノ シキコ)
連絡先: +44 (0)7709279626
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
追加情報:日本語のネイティブスピーカーです。

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF  
週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

 

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March 13, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester/Quarter at University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, at University of the Arts, London.

UAL announced this evening that it is moving to online teaching and looking for alternative approaches and assessment tasks.  While there are no confirmed cases at UAL at this time, this is a preventative measure to protect the health of students and the community. UAL reports:

  • We are changing how we run the University over the spring break and into the summer term, when peak disruption caused by the virus is expected. Throughout this difficult period, we will focus on enabling you to complete your studies. 
  • We are committed to ensuring you progress to the next academic year and can complete your course. We are looking at ways to adjust teaching and assessments, including remote learning, and will let you know about this as soon as we can. 
  • We will move teaching online or find alternative approaches and assessment tasks. We will communicate the next steps to you over the spring break.
  • Halls of Residence remain open.

We encourage you to view the full message from UAL at https://mailchi.mp/arts.ac.uk/end-of-term-message-1064937

SAF students are in many different stages in their study abroad programming at UAL – some have just started their program, some are in the middle of their program, and some are nearing the end. Each of you will have unique questions about how this development will impact your study. SAF has a close working relationship with UAL, and we will be working alongside our colleagues in the coming days to gather additional information to answer your questions. However, while this is underway, we wanted to be sure that you had the latest information available.

During this time, please make sure that you follow all guidelines established by UAL. If you have questions about specific coursework related to this online transition, please communicate with your instructors on campus for more information. Students should continue to participate in online courses as instructed and continue to meet academic requirements. You can contact SAF for support via email at [email protected], or at:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono 
UK: +44 (0)7709279626 
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker

For serious emergencies after business hours, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UAL has important updates found at https://www.arts.ac.uk/about-ual/press-office/stories/update-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak#. You can also learn more at: 

NHS Inform
GOV.UK

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

SAF has a close working relationship with UAL and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as soon as possible. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
 


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Arizona State University

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

SAF Students currently enrolled at Arizona State University

Dear SAF Student,

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to online course delivery for the remainder of the spring semester. Given this development there are two distinct options available for you:
先日、SAFより、アリゾナ州立大学の春学期の残りの期間の授業はオンラインで実施されることが決定した旨をお知らせいたしましたが、オンラインでの受講について、二通りのオプションが可能です。

  • Option 1 – Remain at Arizona State. University accommodations and services are remaining open during this time, and you will need to complete your coursework online. However, it remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in the U.S., and this is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
    オプション1:アリゾナ州に残ってオンラインで受講する。
    この期間中、大学の学生寮やサービスは利用可能です。学生は、授業をオンラインで受講し、コースを完了する必要があります。しかし、現時点では、今後どのようにCOVID-19がアメリカでどのように展開していくかは不明です。これらの点についても、ご家族ともよくご相談下さい。
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your online coursework remotely. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in the U.S., which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.
    オプション2:日本に帰国し、オンラインで受講する。
    このオプションの場合、アメリカの日中に行われる授業を、時差の関係で日本で深夜に受講することになる可能性があります。遠隔でコース課題を完了させる必要がありますが、それを完了できない場合単位が付与されないリスクがあります。

SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans.
SAFは皆さんのサポートを引き続き行います。

In addition, continue to closely monitor ASU’s website and your student email account for updates from the University.
引き続きアリゾナ州立大学のウェブサイト及びメールを注意してご確認ください。状況は変化を続けています。

SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
SAFはいつでも皆様をサポートいたします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]
月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF
週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

Best regards,
Carol Carmody
宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

 

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March 14, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at Arizona State University

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We are writing to you with updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Tempe, Arizona. 

As you already know classes will move to online instruction effective Monday, March 16, through Sunday, March 29, 2020 as the university is continuing to monitor the situation related to the spread of COVID-19. At a later date, the university will determine whether to resume in-person instruction, or continue online.

Please check University communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction on this developing situation. Arizona State has extensive information posted online at https://eoss.asu.edu/health/announcements/coronavirus. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University personnel or SAF for support. University officials and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

During this time campus offices and building will remain open and many operations will continue normally. While there are no cases of COVID-19 related to the campus community at this time, the temporary move to online courses is a precautionary measure to mitigate exposure and spread of the virus.  

Masks
A mask is not required or recommended for individuals who are healthy, as there is no evidence to suggest that they protect healthy people. This aligns with current guidance from the CDC and WHO. SAF will not be providing masks to students at Arizona State University. 

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. Arizona State has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://eoss.asu.edu/health/announcements/coronavirus

As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
Email: [email protected] 

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at Arizona State University. 

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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University of New South Wales

 

Message to students preparing to depart for University of New South Wales spring quarter arrival

Monday, March 16, 2020

Dear SAF Student,

We are writing you with an important update from the University of New South Wales regarding policy changes associated with the impact of COVID-19.
COVID-19の影響に伴う方針変更に関して、ニューサウスウェールズ大学からの重要なアップデートをお知らせいたします。

There is an update from the Australian government on the travel restrictions that have been implemented:
入国制限に関するオーストラリア政府からのアップデートについて
 

15 March 2020:
2020年3月15日
The Australian Government announced:

  • all travellers to Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days
    オーストラリア政府は、オーストラリアに入国する全ての人に対して14日間の自己隔離を要請すると発表しました。

These are precautionary measures made to limit exposure and spread of COVID-19. Please contact your SAF advisor as soon as possible to discuss how this may impact your study abroad plan and what options may be available to you.  
これは新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大を予防するための措置となります。オーストラリア政府の発表が皆さんの留学へどう影響するのか、今後皆さんにどういった選択肢があるのかについては、SAFプログラム・コーディネーターへお問い合わせください。

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to our students, and we are deeply saddened for the disruption that has been brought about by this unprecedented global pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development.
これは新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大を予防するための措置となります。オーストラリア政府の発表が皆さんの留学へどう影響するのか、今後皆さんにどういった選択肢があるのかについては、SAFプログラム・コーディネーターへお問い合わせください。

SAF has a close working relationship with the University of New South Wales and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.
SAFはニューサウスウェールズ大学と緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。
 

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
宜しくお願いいたします。
キャロル・カーモディ

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Saint Mary's University

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

SAF Students currently enrolled at St. Mary’s University Spring Semester 2020

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

As you may know, the University has recently made the decision to suspend coursework from March 16-22 and transition to remote instruction for the remainder of the academic year in order to mitigate exposure and spread of COVID-19. This includes end of term exams.

According to the University:

  • All face-to-face classes and related classwork are suspended from March 16-22. This includes in-class instruction, tests, midterms, assignments, and office hours.
  • Online courses continue as normal.
  • Face-to-face instruction is suspended for the rest of the term (March 23 – end of term). Students will not attend classes in a classroom for the rest of this term. This includes exams.
  • The university will provide further information by March 20 on how courses for this term will be completed after this week.
  • Students who wish to leave and return home should do so. They will not need to be on campus to complete the term.

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at St. Mary’s University. Students may remain in their housing secured by SAF during this time, though they will need to adhere to any policies imposed by the housing provider in order to reduce risk of exposure. You will complete your coursework online. It remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in Canada. This is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your coursework remotely online. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Halifax, Canada, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students from China should inquire with the university about the potential impact of trying to access online instruction through the Chinese firewall. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.

Let SAF know your choice within 48 hours of receiving this message on this survey: https://iesabroad.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahIYaMZwwBZpzsF

No matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree.

Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree.

It is important that you continue to check St. Mary’s University communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. St. Mary’s University has extensive information posted online at https://smu.ca/covid19/. You should communicate with your instructors if you have any questions about what these changes may mean for your coursework. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact St. Mary’s University personnel or SAF for support. St. Mary’s University and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Reliable News Sources

SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. St. Mary’s University has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://smu.ca/covid19/.

As well as this source of information, please review updates from:
Nova Scotia COVID-19 web page
Canadian Public Health Agency

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]
FYI: Native Mandarin Speaker

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at St. Mary’s University.

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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March 14, 2020
2020年3月14日(土)

SAF Students enrolled at Saint Mary’s University
セント・メリーズ大学に留学中の皆様
 

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Nova Scotia, Canada.
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、カナダノバスコシア州への影響についてお伝えいたします。

As you may already know, the university has made the following statement concerning new developments: 
ご存知の通り、セント・メリーズ大学は新しい決定事項について、下記を発表しました。

  • Saint Mary’s University has suspended all face-to-face classes for one week starting on Monday, March 16, 2020, in order to allow the university appropriate time to assess how educational programs will proceed in a manner that supports social distancing recommendations. This includes all class-related activities such as assignments and tests.
    セント・メリーズ大学は、2020年3月16日(月)からの1週間は、対面での授業を休講としました。これは、推奨される社会的距離を考慮した上でどのように教育プログラムを実施するか検討するのに十分な時間を設けるためです。休講には、課題や試験等の授業に関わる全ての活動を含みます。
  • The university will communicate plans for alternative delivery, as appropriate.
    大学は必要に応じて、他の授業形態についての計画をお知らせします。
  • The university will maintain all operations during this time period, including research activity, residences, and residence-related services such as the dining hall.
    今学期中は、研究活動、学生寮、ダイニングホール等の寮と関連するサービスを含む運営は通常通り行います。

You should communicate with your instructors if you have any questions about what these changes may mean for your coursework. Please check Saint Mary’s communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. Saint Mary’s University has extensive information posted online at https://smu.ca/covid19/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact Saint Mary’s personnel or SAF for support. Saint Mary’s and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.
これらの変更による授業への影響について質問がある場合は教員と連絡をとってください。セント・メリーズ大学が発信する情報を随時確認し、指示に従ってください。セント・メリーズ大学はコロナウィルスに関わる豊富な情報をウェブサイト( https://smu.ca/covid19/)に掲載しています。登録したメールアドレスに届く情報に注意を払い、サポートが必要な場合は大学スタッフやSAFに連絡を取ってください。新しい情報が入り次第、大学とSAFより皆様に情報提供を行っていきます。

Reliable News Sources 

信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト

SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. Saint Mary’s University has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://smu.ca/covid19/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。セント・メリーズ大学では、最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://smu.ca/covid19/)を公開しています。
それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

Nova Scotia COVID-19 web page 
ノバスコシア州 新型コロナウィルスに関するウェブページ
Canadian Public Health Agency
カナダ公衆衛生局

World Health Organization (WHO) 
世界保健機構

FAQ on coronavirus 
新型コロナウィルスに関する質問・回答(FAQ)

Contact Us

連絡先
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
SAFはいつでも皆様をサポートいたします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students

Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 
月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110
[email protected]


For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time

SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025

WeChat ID: saftest1

Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF
週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the Saint Mary’s University.
SAFの学生またはスタッフで新型コロナウィルスの感染が判明した者はおりません。セント・メリーズ大学に在学中は新型コロナウィルスに感染しないよう細心の注意を払うことを推奨します。

SAF has a close working relationship with Saint Mary’s and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.
SAFはセント・メリーズ大学と緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします

Warm regards,

Carol Carmody
よろしくお願いいたします。
キャロル・カーモディ

 

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Michigan State University

March 15, 2020

Current SAF students at Michigan State University
ミシガン州立大学に留学中の皆様

 

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Current SAF students at Michigan State University
SAF留学プログラムでミシガン州立大学に留学中の学生の皆様


You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to online course delivery for a temporary period as a precautionary measure. Since then, your university has now decided to extend online instruction for the entire duration of the semester. Please see https://msu.edu/coronavirus/?utm_campaign=standard-promo&utm_source=msuhome&utm_medium=msuhome for details. 
Important details for SAF students include:
先日SAFより、ミシガン州立大学が予防措置を講じ、一時的に全ての授業をオンラインに移行させたことをお知らせいたしましたが、その後春学期間を全てオンライン化することが決定されました。詳細は下記リンクよりご確認ください。(https://msu.edu/coronavirus/ )

  • Face-to-face classes suspended for remainder of semester
    春学期間の対面授業の休講について
  • All classes and instruction will continue to be offered in virtual settings through the conclusion of the semester, including finals. Additionally, commencement has been postponed; MSU will make every effort to reschedule. All students are strongly encouraged to return to their permanent residences, and employees are encouraged to work remotely when possible.
    春学期の残りの期間に実施を予定していた授業並びに試験は、全てオンラインで実施されることになります。また、学位授与式も延期されることが決定しました。ミシガン州立大学は日程の変更に鋭意努力しています。在学生へは全員居住国への帰国を強く勧めており、職員には可能な限りリモートワークを推奨しています。

While this may be a disappointing development, it is a preventative measure taken by an increasing number of universities around the world. Many universities made this difficult decision despite having no confirmed cases on campus, based on the advice of public health officials.
今回の決定を非常に残念に思われているかと思いますが、世界各地の大学が次々と同様の予防措置を取り始めています。多くの大学では新型コロナウイルス感染は確認されてはいないものの、保健当局の助言に基づき、予防措置としてこの苦渋の決断を行っています。
If you continue to successfully complete your course requirements online as directed by your instructors, you will still be able to earn academic credit from your host university. Some courses, by nature of in-person instruction requirements (such as lab courses, performing arts, etc.), may not be suitable for online instruction. If you have questions about how your course will be managed online, please inquire with your instructor for more details.
もし教員の指示通りに、オンラインで授業を適切に履修すれば、留学先大学の単位取得ができます。コースの特性上対面・実地授業でないと受講が困難なコース(例:実験、パフォーミング・アーツ等)については、オンラインでの受講には適していない可能性があります。ご自身の授業がどのようにオンラインで開講されるかについては、教員に直接ご連絡ください。
With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:
春学期のオンライン受講については、二通りのオプションが可能です。

  • Option 1 – Remain at MSU. Students may remain in their housing secured by SAF during this time, though they will need to adhere to any policies imposed by the housing provider in order to reduce risk of exposure. You will complete your coursework online. MSU has posted helpful information about what to expect if you remain in MSU at https://msu.edu/coronavirus/?utm_campaign=standard-promo&utm_source=msuhome&utm_medium=msuhome. It remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in the MSU. This is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
    オプション1:ミシガン州立大学に残ってオンラインで受講する。
    この期間、SAFが確保する滞在先にそのまま滞在することが可能ですが、感染のリスクを下げるために、滞在先提供機関からの方針に従う必要があります。授業の参加・課題等のコースワークはオンラインで行います。もしもミシガン州立に残る場合は、下記リンクに掲載されている情報をご確認ください。(https://msu.edu/coronavirus/)現時点では、今後ミシガン州大学内でCOVID19がどのようになるかは不明です。これらの点について、ご家族ともよくご相談下さい。
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your coursework remotely online. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Michigan, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students from China should inquire with the university about the potential impact of trying to access online instruction through the Chinese firewall. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies. Please closely monitor communications from MSU for any instructions they may have for students who depart.
    オプション2:日本に帰国し、オンラインで受講する。
    このオプションの場合、ミシガンの日中に行われる授業を、時差の関係で日本の深夜に受講することになる可能性があります。遠隔でコース課題を完了させる必要がありますが、それを完了できない場合単位が付与されないリスクがあります。ご自身でもミシガン州立大学からの情報を注意深くチェックしてください。

Please note that no matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. 
どちらのオプションを選んだ場合も、コースの要件を満たすことが重要になります。オンラインでの学習過程を満足に行えない場合、授業で不可判定となるか、単位が認められないリスクがあり、皆さんの卒業に支障がでる可能性があります。

SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans.
SAFは皆さんをサポートするために、今後の留学計画を知る必要があります。 

In addition, continue to closely monitor MSU’s website and your student email account for updates from the University. Please be sure to follow any requirements from MSU with regard to reporting your travel or residency plans.
また、ご自身でもミシガン州立大学のウェブサイト、メールアカウントを注意深くチェックしていただき、大学からのアップデートを確認してください。今後の旅程や滞在計画については、ミシガン州立大学の規定に従うようにしてください。

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to students and are deeply sorry that your time abroad has been disrupted by this unprecedented pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development.
私たちは留学という経験が皆さんにとってどれだけ大きな意味を持っているかを承知しており、過去に例のないパンデミックが皆さんの留学に大きな影響を及ぼしていることを非常に残念に思っています。見通しが立たない状況が続きますが、引き続き皆さんをサポートさせていただきます。

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

ご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。

 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students

Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 
月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time

SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025

WeChat ID: saftest1

Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF
週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025

Best regards,
Carol Carmody
宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

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March 11, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at Michigan State University
ミシガン州立
大学(MSU)に留学中の皆様

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We are writing to you with updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、ミシガン州立大学(以下「MSU」という)への影響についてお伝えいたします。

As you already know, face-to-face instruction has been suspended and classes will move to virtual instruction from Wednesday, March 11 until April 20, 2020, as the university is continuing to monitor the situation related to the spread of COVID-19.
既にご存知の通り、対面での授業は休講とされ、授業は3月11日から4月20日までの期間、オンライン授業となっています。MSUは引き続き、COVID-19の拡大に伴う状況を監視しています。

Although undergraduate students are being encouraged to leave campus during this time, students who will remain and are residing in university housing will continuing to receive support in the residence halls and dining facilities
学部生はこの期間キャンパスへの立ち入りを推奨されてはいないものの、学生寮に滞在中の学生は、引き続き学生寮・食堂施設でのサポートを受けることが可能です。

Please check University communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction on this developing situation. MSU has extensive information posted online at https://msu.edu/coronavirus/ Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact MSU personnel or SAF for support. University officials and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.
大学が発信する情報を随時確認し、指示に従ってください。MSUはコロナウィルスに関わる豊富な情報をウェブサイト(https://msu.edu/coronavirus/)に掲載しています。登録したメールアドレスに届く情報に注意を払い、サポートが必要な場合は大学スタッフやSAFに連絡を取ってください。新しい情報が入り次第、MSUとSAFより皆様に情報提供を行っていきます。

During this time the University remains open. The temporary move to online courses is in response incidents of COVID-19 being discovered in Michigan including an individual linked to MSU campus who the Ingham County Health Department is currently investigating and monitoring. This suspension of activities is a precautionary measure to mitigate exposure and spread of the virus.
この期間中もキャンパスは開いており、立ち入り制限はありません。今回のオンライン授業の対応は、ミシガン州でコロナウイルスの感染が確認されたことと、また、現在インガム郡保健当局が調査・モニタリングを行っている方がMSUキャンパスに関わりを有することが判明したことに伴い取られたもので、ウイルスとの接触の可能性を下げ、ウイルス拡大を防ぐための予防的な措置となります。

Masks
A mask is not required or recommended for individuals who are healthy, as there is no evidence to suggest that they protect healthy people. This aligns with current guidance from the CDC and WHO. SAF will not be providing masks to students at Michigan State University.

マスクについて
マスクが健康な方へのウイルス感染を防ぐという証拠はなく、健康な方のマスク着用は特に必要・推奨はされていません。CDCWHOの指示とも同じですが、SAFはMSUに留学中の皆様にマスクを提供することはありませんのでご了承ください。

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.

COVID-19とは?
COVID-19は、インフルエンザのような症状をもった新型ウイルスによる肺炎です。
2019年末から報道され始め、現在世界各地で100,000件の感染が報道されています。その大半の約80,000件は中国国内で確認されており、湖北省が感染の中心地となっています。症状としては熱、咳、息苦しさがあげられます。死亡率は極めて低く、感染した場合もほとんどは軽症でおさまり、特段既往症がない場合は完治することがほとんどです。大学の年齢層の学生は、その他の年齢層や呼吸器等の特定の疾患を持つ人と比べてこの新型ウィルスへの感染率は格段に低くなっています。

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad. We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.

SAF/IES Abroadの危機管理チーム
アメリカを本拠地としている、SAFの母体機関であるIES Abroadには、長年の経験に基づき高機能な役割を果たしている危機管理チームがあり、ここ最近数か月間にわたって新型コロナウィルスの状況を注視しています。様々な危機的場面に対応できるように体制を整えているとともに、皆さんが留学している間は、アメリカ疾病予防センター(CDC)、世界保健機関(WHO)、各地の大使館や領事館、そして多くの民間企業からの安全・危機管理に関するリアルタイムの情報を基に、皆さんが安心して留学生活を送ることができるように動いています。危機管理チームには医療コンサルタントが在籍しており、感染症発生時には、確立された手順のもと、これまでSARS、H1N1型インフルエンザ、H1N9型インフルエンザ発生時に対応を行ってきた実績があります。

Michigan state of emergencyAs novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to emerge in countries around the world, the state of Michigan recently declared a state of emergency as a preventative means to slow the growth of new cases. Here’s what that means for students who are studying on campuses in Michigan, and how they can best protect themselves.

ミシガン緊急事態宣言について

世界各地でのCOVID-19の拡大に伴い、新規感染率の上昇を防ぐため、ミシガン州は緊急事態宣言を発出しています。ミシガン州内の大学に関する影響と、自分の身を守る方法についてお伝えします。

What is a state of emergency?
A state of emergency is a situation in which the government will impose certain policies and actions in order to protect the public from a possible threat. In the U.S., this is also a prerequisite for securing funding from the state and federal governments, which may be necessary to help implement those protective measures. 

緊急事態(“state of emergency”)とは?
「緊急事態」とは、一般市民を脅威から保護するため、政府が政策と行動を取る必要がある事態を意味します。米国では、この緊急事態を宣言することが、州政府・連邦政府から感染症拡大防止策をとるために必要な予算を確保するために必要となります。

Why has Michigan declared one?
Michigan’s state of emergency is a preemptive effort to ensure all levels of the state government, including healthcare professionals, have the required medical supplies and facilities in place if they are needed. It also protects consumers from price gouging on items like surgical masks and hand sanitizer, as demand for these items increases. Michigan joins several states across the U.S. who have declared states of emergency as a response to the presence of COVID-19. A state of emergency does not reflect a large-scale outbreak, but does allow more effective preparation for government agencies, healthcare providers and schools, as well as better protection for members of the public. 

ミシガン州が緊急事態宣言を発出した理由
緊急事態宣言は、州政府があらゆる必要な措置を講じるために、先手を打って発出されるものです。これにより、医療関係者の人員確保も含め、州政府が必要な医療物資を確保し、医療施設を使用することが可能になります。また、この緊急事態宣言により、医療用マスクや手指用消毒剤といった必要物資の価格が高騰することを防ぐことが可能になります。ミシガン州は既に新型コロナウィルスへの対応措置として緊急事態宣言を発出している他のいくつかの州につづき緊急事態宣言を発出しました。緊急事態宣言とは、大規模な感染が起こったということを意味するものではありません。あくまで政府機関、医療機関、学校機関がそれぞれ効果的な予防・保護措置を取ることができるように行ったものです。

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. A $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus. 

米国は、現在COVID-19拡大防止のためにどのような対策を行っていますか?
米国疾病対策センター(CDC:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)は、空港でのスクリーニング検査の実施、検査キット数の確保、ならびに地方自治体に対する感染モニタリング・検疫手順の設定など、緊密に協力を行っています。また、83億ドル分の緊急対策予算が連邦議会によって承認されています。SAFの留学先国はすべて感染拡大防止策を導入し、状況の監視を行っています。

What can I do to protect myself?
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.

自分の身を守るために何ができますか?
20秒以上かけ、アルコール性消毒液または石鹸と温水でこまめに手を洗い殺菌すること。顔、特に鼻、口、目を手で触らないこと。咳やくしゃみをする際は、ティッシュもしくは曲げた肘の部分で鼻と口を覆うこと。米国疾病対策センター(CDCP)は、既に空気感染の兆候がある場合を除き、マスク着用を推奨してはいません。もし具合が悪い場合は、室内にとどまり、人との接触を避けるようにしてください。

Reliable News Sources
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. Michigan State University has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://msu.edu/coronavirus/

As well as this source of information, please review updates from:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Global travel advisories from the CDC
Global situation summary
Updates on health protocols

World Health Organization (WHO)
FAQ on coronavirus

信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください

米国疾病対策センター:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 

Michigan State University Resources
For more information, please review MSU’s online resources:

Coronavirus Updates and FAQ’s
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Toll-Free Hotline
+1 888-353-1294

MSU関連情報
さらなる情報については、MSUのオンラインソースをご覧ください。
コロナウイルスに関する質問・回答(FAQ)Coronavirus Updates and FAQ’s
ミシガン保健福祉局 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

 通話料無料ホットライン
+1 888-353-1294

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID: safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

連絡先
SAFはいつでも皆様をサポートいたします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID: safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at Michigan State University.

現時点で、SAFの学生またはスタッフで新型コロナウィルスの感染は確認されておりません。COVID-19の感染を防ぐための対策を意識的に行うようお願いします。

SAF has a close working relationship with MSU and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

SAFはMSUと緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

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University of California, Santa Barbara

March 15, 2020

Dear SAF UCSB Spring Quarter Student,

We are writing you with an important update regarding spring quarter courses at UCSB. In a March 12 email from SAF, we notified students that many universities were switching to online only course delivery for the spring term. Today, UCSB made the decision to deliver all spring quarter classes online for the entire term.

While there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus, UCSB made this difficult decision based on public health advice to slow the spread of the virus. You can find additional details online at https://ucsb.edu/COVID-19-information.

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to students and are deeply sorry that your time abroad has been disrupted by this unprecedented pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development. 

Please contact your SAF Japan advisor as soon as possible to discuss how this impacts your study abroad plan, and what options may be available to you.

With warm regards,
Carol Carmody

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March 11, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Winter/Spring quarters at UCSB

カリフォルニア大学サンタバーバラ校(UCSB)に留学中・留学予定の皆様(冬/春クオーター)

 

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you are updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, at UCSB.
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、カリフォルニア大学サンタバーバラ校(以下「UCSB」という)への影響についてお伝えいたします。

UCSB announced this evening that it is transitioning to remote instruction for the remainder of Winter Quarter and the start of Spring Quarter, through the end of April at the earliest. While there are no confirmed cases at UCSB at this time, this is a preventative measure to protect the health of students and the community. UCSB reports:
UCSB は、本日(※3月10日 米国時間)からオンライン授業に移行することを発表しました。今回の措置は4月末までの期間を予定していますが、今後変更となる可能性があります。現時点でUCSBでの感染は確認されておらず、学生とUCSB関係者の健康を守るための予防的な対応となります。UCSBは以下のように案内を発出しています。

  • In an effort to minimize the risk of exposure in our community, the campus will be transitioning to remote instruction for the remainder of Winter Quarter and the start of Spring Quarter, through the end of April at the earliest. The campus will remain open and operational, including Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, which will continue normal operations. Additional information regarding this transition can be found in Chancellor Yang's March 10th memo to the campus community.
    私たちのコミュニティの感染拡大のリスクを最小限に抑えるため、大学の授業は冬クオーターの残りの期間、春クオーターの学期開始から4月の終わりまで、遠隔教育に移行します。キャンパスは、学生寮、食堂等を含め開いており、アクセス制限はございません。この対応に関する追加情報は、大学のウェブサイト(ヤン学長による3月10日のメモ)に記載されています。
  • The UC Office of the President is monitoring the situation as it unfolds in California and around the globe and is also providing regular updates.
    カリフォルニア大学の大学総長は、カリフォルニアおよび世界中での状況を監視しており、定期的に更新をしていきます。
  • At UC Santa Barbara, campus officials continue to work closely with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and with the UC Office of the President to provide our community with the most current information. The campus has a pandemic response team and a planning process in place to adapt to the situation as it evolves.
    カリフォルニア大学サンタバーバラでは、キャンパスの担当者が引き続きサンタバーバラ郡公衆衛生局およびカリフォルニア大学事務局と緊密に連携して、コミュニティに最新情報を提供しています。キャンパスには、パンデミック対策チームがあり、状況に応じ計画プロセスを実施しています。
  • The campus community is being updated through Student Health Servicesas new information is learned about COVID-19. In addition, a coronavirus Q&A with campus health experts can be found on The Current, and the Office of International Students and Scholars is providing information as well.
    キャンパスコミュニティは、COVID-19に関する新しい情報があった場合Student Health Services を通じて更新を確認することができます。さらに、キャンパスヘルスの専門家によるコロナウイルスに関するQ&AがThe Currentに掲載されており、Office of International Students and Scholarsでも情報を提供しています。  

SAF students are in many different stages in their study abroad programming at UCSB – some have not yet started their program, some are in the middle of their program, and some are nearing the end. Each of you will have unique questions about how this development will impact your study. SAF has a close working relationship with UCSB, and we will be working alongside our colleagues in the coming days to gather additional information to answer your questions. However, while this is underway, we wanted to be sure that you had the latest information available.
このメールを受け取られた皆様は、留学開始前、留学期間中、留学終了間際など様々な状況にあり、ご自身にどのような影響があるかそれぞれ異なるご質問があるかと思います。SAFはUCSBと緊密に連携しており、質問があった場合はUCSB側に追加情報を確認いたします。現在まだ情報収集中ではありますが、最新情報を提供するため皆様にひとまずご連絡をさせていただきました。

  • For students who have not yet arrived at UCSB– we hope to have additional information to share with you in the coming days. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your SAF counselor with any questions or concerns you may have. We will work with UCSB to help answer your questions.
    UCSBにまだ到着されていない方:今後数日以内に、追加情報をご案内できるかと思います。ご質問や懸念については、SAF日本事務局の担当者にご連絡ください。UCSBに確認を行います。
  • For students already at UCSB – please make sure that you follow all guidelines established by UCSB. If you have questions about specific coursework related to this online transition, please communicate with your instructors on campus for more information. Students should continue to participate in online courses as instructed and continue to meet academic requirements. Students already at UCSB can contact SAF for support via email at [email protected], or at:
    UCSBに現在留学中の方:UCSBによるガイドラインに従うようにしてください。オンライン授業に関する個別の質問は、直接UCSBの担当教員に確認して下さい。オンライン授業は必ず履修し、要件を満たすようにしてください。既にUCSBに留学している場合は、アメリカ本部([email protected])にメールでご連絡いただくか、または以下にご連絡ください。

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies after business hours, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110  

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

Reliable News Sources
信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト

SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UCSB has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://newsroom.UCSB.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-UCSB-campus-community.  You can also learn more at: 
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。UCSBは最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://newsroom.UCSB.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-UCSB-campus-community)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

米国疾病対策センター:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 

SAF has a close working relationship with UCSB and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as soon as possible. 
SAFはUCSBと緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

 

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University of Glasgow

 

March 14, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at the University of Glasgow Spring Semester 2020
グラスゴー大学に留学中の皆様(2020年春学期)

 

As you may know the University has recently made the decision to transition to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice. 
ご存じの通り、グラスゴー大学は2020年3月16日(月)から、今学期の残りの期間を全てオンラインによる授業に移行することを決定いたしました。

According to the University: 
グラスゴー大学からの発表によると、

  • The University will not be closed. Most facilities – including the library - will remain open. 
    大学はオープンしており、立ち入り制限はありません。図書館を含む大半の施設は変わらず利用可能となります。
  • Exams scheduled for the April/May assessment period will not be undertaken in exam halls on campus. 
    4月、5月に予定されていた試験は、キャンパス内の試験会場で実施されません。
  • We are committed to ensuring that all students can complete their academic programme and graduate or progress on time. Schools will be in touch with their students about teaching provision and students should continue to work on assignments which have already been set.
    グラスゴー大学は、全ての学生が予定通りにプログラムを修了できるように専念しています。今後の授業形式については追って学生へ案内しますので、皆さんは各々の課題を進めるようにしてください。
  • We will issue communications on how we will assess performance, given that we will not be holding sit-down exams.
    室内での試験を実施しない都合上、どのように成績を評価するのかについては追って発表します。

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:
春学期のオンライン受講については、二通りのオプションが可能です。

  • Option 1 – Remain at Glasgow. University accommodations and services are remaining open during this time, and you will need to complete your coursework online. However, it remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in Scotland, and this is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
    オプション1:グラスゴーに残ってオンラインで受講する。
    この期間、学生寮への滞在と学内のサービスは利用可能となり、課題はオンラインで行うことになります。しかし、今後どのようにCOVID-19がスコットランドでどのように展開していくかは不明です。これらの点について、ご家族ともよくご相談下さい。
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your online coursework remotely. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Scotland, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students from China should investigate potential barriers to accessing their online course instruction through the Chinese firewall. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.
    オプション2:日本に帰国し、オンラインで受講する。
     このオプションの場合、スコットランドの日中に行われる授業を、時差の関係で日本で深夜に受講することになる可能性があります。遠隔でコース課題を完了させる必要がありますが、それを完了できない場合単位が付与されないリスクがあります。

With regard to returning home, there is important information posted online, including:
帰国に際しては、下記を含む重要な情報がオンラインで公開されていますので、確認するようにしてください。

  • Any students who do decide to return home will not be penalised academically. 
    帰国を決めた学生に対してアカデミックな罰則はありません。
  • Although face to face teaching will end on Monday 16 March the University will remain open and that includes important facilities such as the library. If students have decided to stay away from campus due to fears about infection and they are subject to Tier 4 visa arrangements, they should discuss with their usual Tier 4 contact how they are going to meet the requirements.
    対面での授業は3月16日(月)を以て休講となりますが、大学はオープンしており、図書館やその他学内の施設の利用は可能です。もしも感染を懸念して帰国を決めた場合は、Tier4ビザの規定について所定の機関と相談を行うようにしてください。

SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans. 
SAFは皆さんをサポートするために、今後の留学計画を知る必要があります。

Please note that no matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. You should also adhere to any university instructions regarding departing campus. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. 
どちらのオプションを選んだ場合も、コースの要件を満たすことが重要になります。また、帰国を選択された場合は、留学先大学のインストラクションに従うようにしてください。オンラインでの学習過程を満足に行えない場合、授業で不可判定となるか、単位が認められないリスクがあり、皆さんの卒業に支障がでる可能性があります。
It is important that you continue to check Glasgow communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. The University of Glasgow has extensive information posted online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/coronavirus/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact Glasgow personnel or SAF for support. Glasgow and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available. 
グラスゴー大学が発信する情報を随時確認し、指示に従ってください。グラスゴー大学はコロナウイルスに関する豊富な情報をウェブサイト(https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/coronavirus/)に掲載しています。登録したメールアドレスに届く情報に注意を払い、サポートが必要な場合は大学スタッフやSAFに連絡を取ってください。新しい情報が入り次第、グラスゴー大学とSAFより皆様に情報提供を行っていきます。

Reliable News Sources 
信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. The University of Glasgow has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/coronavirus/
As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。グラスゴー大学は最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/coronavirus/)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

NHS Inform
NHS情報 NHS Inform スコットランドにおけるコロナウイルス
Coronavirus in Scotland 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
世界保健機構:
FAQ on coronavirus 
コロナウイルスに関する質問・回答(FAQ)

Contact Us
連絡先

SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
SAFはいつでも皆さんをサポートします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。  

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110
[email protected]

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono 
UK: +44 (0)7709279626 
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker
現地スタッフ (SLO)
小野 詩紀子(オノ シキコ)
連絡先:+44 (0)7709279626
Line ID:chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID:+447709279626

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF
週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Glasgow.
現在のところ、SAF学生もスタッフもまだ誰も新型コロナウイルスに感染したという報告は受けておりません。グラスゴー大学でのプログラムが開始になるにあたって、皆さんが新型コロナウイルスから身を守るためにできることを確認するようお願いします。

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 
SAFはグラスゴー大学と緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

 

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March 13, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at the University of Glasgow
グラスゴー大学に留学中の皆様

 

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Glasgow, Scotland.
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、グラスゴー(スコットランド)への影響についてお伝えいたします。

The University of Glasgow has recently announced the following change in University policy
グラスゴー大学は、先日下記の方針を発表いたしました。

  • The specific arrangements for course assessments are still being finalised but we are in a position now to say that exams scheduled for the April/May assessment period will not be undertaken in exam halls on campus.
    最終的なクラス課題の特別措置は確定していませんが、4月、5月に予定されていた試験は、キャンパス内の試験会場で実施されません。
  • Schools and Institutes will provide guidance on how to access teaching materials and what the arrangements will be made for assessments to be taken remotely. We will be providing this as soon as possible. Please bear with us as colleagues in schools and institutes prepare this information. 
    追って大学よりオンライン講義で使用する資料についてや、オンライン課題についての指示があります。出来るだけ早急にこれらの情報をお知らせしますので、全ての準備が整うまで、少々お時間をください。

You should contact your instructors regarding their plans for any exams scheduled during the April/May assessment period.  
4月、5月に予定されていた試験については、担当教員にご確認ください。

During this time, it is important to check University communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. The University of Glasgow has extensive information posted online at https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/coronavirus/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact Glasgow personnel or SAF for support. Glasgow and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.
グラスゴー大学が発信する情報を随時確認し、指示に従ってください。グラスゴー大学はコロナウイルスに関する豊富な情報をウェブサイト(https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/coronavirus/)に掲載しています。登録したメールアドレスに届く情報に注意を払い、サポートが必要な場合は大学スタッフやSAFに連絡を取ってください。新しい情報が入り次第、グラスゴー大学とSAFより皆様に情報提供を行っていきます。

Reliable News Sources 
信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. The University of Glasgow has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/coronavirus/
As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。グラスゴー大学は最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/coronavirus/)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。

NHS Inform
​​​​​​
NHS情報 NHS Inform スコットランドにおけるコロナウイルス
Coronavirus in Scotland 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO)
FAQ on coronavirus 
コロナウイルスに関する質問・回答(FAQ)

Contact Us
連絡先

SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
SAFはいつでも皆さんをサポートします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。  
[email protected]
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono 
UK: +44 (0)7709279626 
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker
現地スタッフ (SLO)
小野 詩紀子(オノ シキコ)
連絡先:+44 (0)7709279626
 

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Glasgow.
現在のところ、SAF学生もスタッフもまだ誰も新型コロナウイルスに感染したという報告は受けておりません。グラスゴー大学でのプログラムが開始になるにあたって、皆さんが新型コロナウイルスから身を守るためにできることを確認するようお願いします。

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 
SAFはグラスゴー大学と緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ
 

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University of Edinburgh

 

March 13, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at the University of Edinburgh Spring Semester

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

As you may know the University has recently made the decision to transition to remote instruction from March 23 in order to mitigate exposure and spread of COVID-19.

According to the University: 

  • Teaching next week will be suspended, allowing staff to focus on the preparation of materials for remote delivery, but the content from that week will be provided once remote teaching commences. 
  • There will be no need for your students to return to Edinburgh to sit end of semester exams. Final examinations for the students’ courses will be cancelled (e.g. where the majority of course credits come from in-course assessment) or will be delivered remotely as open book or alternative assessments.
  • We therefore recommend that:
    •    all students who have been recalled by their home institution and
    •    all students who wish to return voluntarily should do so - in their own time,
    as they will be able to continue to engage with their studies from their home country.
  • Students will continue to be matriculated at the University and will need to stay in touch with their lecturers and the University through their normal channels: University of Edinburgh email addresses and MyEd. Students who pass their assessments will receive their credits in the standard way and transcripts will be issued as normal.

While students are being encouraged to leave campus at this time, the University remains open and “accommodation, student support services, study spaces and libraries will be operating as normal.” 

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at Edinburgh. University accommodations and services are remaining open during this time, and you will need to complete your coursework online. However, it remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in Scotland, and this is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your online coursework remotely. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Scotland, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.

Please note that no matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. You should also adhere to any university instructions regarding departing campus. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. 
It is important that you continue to check Edinburgh communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. The University of Edinburgh has extensive information posted online at https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact Edinburgh personnel or SAF for support. Edinburgh and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. The University of Edinburgh has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19

As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

NHS Inform
Coronavirus in Scotland 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono 
UK: +44 (0)7709279626 
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF

 

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University of Westminster

 

March 13, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at the University of Westminster Spring Semester 2020

 

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in London, England. 
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、ウェストミンスター大学への影響についてお伝えいたします。

As you may know the University has recently made the decision to transition to remote instruction from March 23 in order to mitigate exposure and spread of COVID-19.
すでに ご存じかもしれませんが、ウェストミンスター大学は先日コロナウイルスとの接触と拡散を軽減するため、3月23日からオンライン授業への移行を決定いたしました。

According to the University: 
以下、大学からの情報:

  • All teaching activity will be delivered online from Monday 23 March.  
    ウェストミンスター大学で提供されるすべての授業は3月23日(月)よりオン ラインで配信されます。
  • This decision has been taken to allow students to continue their studies remotely. 
    これは学生が遠隔でも学習を継続できるようにするための決断です。
  • If you are a student, please check Blackboard for details of online teaching arrangements for your course. 
    学生の皆さんは、ご自身が受講している科目のオンラインでの受講詳細について、Blackboardをご確認ください。
  • Where possible, assessments will be completed online. This will include exams, which will be completed as “at home” papers. 
    可能な場合、授業評価もオンライン上で完了します。この評価には試験も含まれ、“在宅”レポートが試験としてとして扱われます。

Alternative arrangements will be made for assessments and exams where online arrangements are not possible. Further details will be communicated by course leaders or module leaders.  
オンライン配信が不可能な授業の場合、対象の科目についての評価と試験の代替が行われますが、詳細については、担当教員から通知いたします。

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:
春学期のオンライン受講については、二通りのオプションの選択が可能です。

  • Option 1 – Remain at Westminster. University accommodations and services are remaining open during this time, and you will need to complete your coursework online. However, it remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in England, and this is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
    オプション1:ロンドンに残ってオンラインで授業を受講する。
    現時点では、オンキャンパスの学生寮や大学内のサービスはオープンしています。学生は授業への参加・課題等のコースワークをオンラインで行います。しかしながら、今後どのようにCOVID-19の広がりがイギリスで推移していくかが不明瞭なため、これらの点については、ご家族ともよくご相談下さい。
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your online coursework remotely. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in England, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students from China should investigate potential barriers to accessing their online course instruction through the Chinese firewall. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.
    オプション2:日本に帰国し、オンラインで受講する。
    このオプションを選択される場合、ロンドンの日中に行われる授業を、時差の関係で日本の深夜に受講することになる可能性があります。遠隔でコース課題を完了させる必要がありますが、それを完了できない場合、単位が付与されないリスクがあります。

With regard to returning home, there is important information posted online, including:
帰国に際し、こちらのウェブページ(https://www.westminster.ac.uk/coronavirus-response)に記載されている情報と下記についてもご確認ください。

  • As a Tier 4 student, it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the conditions of your visa and it is important that you consider this when making decisions about returning home.
    Tier4ビザで留学する学生として、ビザの条件を満たしていることを確認することはご自身の責任であり、帰国について決定を下す際に、ビザの条件についても考慮することが重要となります。
  • If you need to return home for Coronavirus-related reasons, you must inform us immediately at [email protected] of your intention to do this and provide written confirmation that the reason for any non-attendance is due to Coronavirus.
    コロナウイルスに関連した理由で帰国する必要がある場合は、ただちに [email protected]へ連絡をし、帰国の理由がコロナウイルスによるものであることを書面で通知する必要があります。  
  • You will also need to provide evidence of a confirmed booking for homeward travel. In the current circumstances, providing you supply this evidence, we should be able to allow an absence of up to a maximum period of 60 days. 
    また帰国便の予約を確認できる証拠資料を提出する必要があります。現在の状況では、この証拠資料を提出すれば、最大60日間の欠席が許可されます。
  • It is important to understand that it will remain your responsibility to keep up with your studies during this period and attend any activities on which your progression is reliant, including exams. We would advise you to keep the Tier 4 team (at [email protected]) updated on your location, wellbeing and potential return date to the UK. 
    この期間中も、試験等を含む授業で課される課題等に遅れずに取り組み、勉学を続けることは学生の責任であることを理解していただくことが重要です。Tier4 チーム([email protected])に学生の所在地、状況、今後イギリスにもどる場合は帰国日等の情報アップデートの報告をすることをお勧めいたします。
  • It is also important to understand that the University is not permitted to extend this period of authorised absence beyond the 60-day period, unless you provide evidence of medical reasons for non-attendance, or if an official travel restriction prevents you from returning as planned.  
    また、健康面の理由で欠席の証拠資料の提出があった場合、または渡航制限により予定通りに戻ることができない場合を除き、ウェストミンスター大学では60日間以上の欠席を延長することができないことをご理解いただくことも重要です。
  • SAF is here to help support you through this time, and it is important that we know of your plans. 
    SAFでは皆様の留学を今後もサポートするため、皆様の今後の計画をお知らせいただくことが重要になります。

Please note that no matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. You should also adhere to any university instructions regarding departing campus. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. 
どちらの選択肢を選んだ場合にも、コースの要件を満たすことが重要になります。ウェストミンスター大学での学業を止める場合には、大学に遵守して退学する必要があります。オンラインでの学習過程を満足に行えない場合は、授業で評価不可となるか、単位が認められないリスクがあり、卒業に支障がでる可能性があります。
It is important that you continue to check Westminster communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. The University of Westminster has extensive information posted online at https://www.westminster.ac.uk/coronavirus-response. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact Westminster personnel or SAF for support. Westminster and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available. 
ウェストミンスター大学での情報更新を定期的に確認し、指示に従うことが重要となります。ウェストミンスター大学の特設ウェブページに情報が掲載されていますので、確認をしてください。(https://www.westminster.ac.uk/coronavirus-response.)。また登録したメールアドレスに届く情報に注意を払い、サポートが必要な場合は大学スタッフやSAFに連絡を取ってください。新しい情報が入り次第、ウェストミンスター大学とSAFより情報提供を行っていきます。

Reliable News Sources 
 信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. The University of Westminster has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.westminster.ac.uk/coronavirus-response. 
As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 
SAFは信頼できる各処から情報を得ることを推奨しています。ウェストミンスター大学では特設ウェブページにて学生とコミュニティに向けた関連情報の更新を行っておりますので、こちらの特設ウェブページ( https://www.westminster.ac.uk/coronavirus-response.)をご確認ください。また下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。


NHS Inform
UK Government Response to Coronavirus 
国民保健サービス(National Health Service)
コロナウイルスについて NHS Inform
イギリス政府ウェブサイト ・イギリス政府によるコロナウイルスの対応について

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 
世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 
・コロナウイルスに関する質問・回答(FAQ) FAQ on coronavirus 
 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
SAFはいつでも皆様をサポートいたします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
 月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono 
UK: +44 (0)7709279626 
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker
学生リエゾンオフィサー
小野 詩紀子 
連絡先: +44 (0)7709279626
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
追加情報:日本語のネイティブスピーカーです。

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF
週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at the University of Westminster.
現時点で、SAFの学生またはスタッフで新型コロナウイルスの感染は確認されておりません。COVID-19の感染を防ぐための対策を意識的に行うようお願いします

SAF has a close working relationship with the University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 
SAFはウェストミンスター大学と緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第、皆様に共有いたします

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
宜しくお願いします。
キャロル・カーモディ

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University of Arkansas

 

March 13, 2020 

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Arkansas

As you are aware, the University of Arkansas announced yesterday evening that all in-person classes were suspended today and that online course delivery will now begin on Monday, March 16 and will continue through the remainder of the spring semester.
昨夜のより、既にご存知のとおり、アーカンソー大学は、すべての対面授業を本日中断し、3月16日(月)から春学期残り全ての期間をオンライン授業にすることを発表しました。

The University has provided the following guidance to students:
大学は、学生に下記のガイダンスを案内しています。

What do students need to do now to prepare?
学生が今するべきことは?

  • Students should be on the lookout for communication from instructors about the logistics of the move to the online delivery of classes. Be patient as some instructors will need some time – possibly into the weekend – to test and practice before providing more finalized details ahead of Monday’s switch to the online delivery of classes.
    学生は、オンライン授業移行に関する今後の流れや内容について、担当教授からの連絡を注意して確認する必要があります。担当教授の中には、月曜日のクラスのオンライン配信への切り替えに先立ち、テスト運用が必要となるため、最終的な詳細情報の連絡が週末になる可能性があります。
  • Work with your instructors to ensure that you will have access to the class content online wherever you may be – on campus or otherwise.
    キャンパス内またはその他の場所で、どこにいてもオンライン授業の内容にアクセスできるように担当教授と調整するようにしてください。
  • Make sure you have updated your cell phone information in UA Connect in case we need to contact you directly via text with any updates.
    情報の更新があればテキストメッセージで直接連絡することがありますので、UA Connectで携帯電話情報を最新のものに更新するようにしてください。
  • The move to the online or alternate delivery of classes does not currently impact housing, dining or other services. However, while completing classes online, students may choose to return to their family residence for the remainder of the semester.
    現時点では、オンライン授業やその他代替クラスへの移行が、ハウジング、食事、その他の大学サービスに影響を与えることはありません。オンラインで授業を受講している間、学生は学期の残り期間、家族の住居に戻ることも可能です。
  • Please continue to practice social distancing and other preventive measures moving forward, especially in places like the library, computer labs and recreational facilities.
    特に図書館、コンピューターラボ、レクリエーション施設などの場所では、今後も他者との距離を保ち、またその他の予防策を実践するようにしてください。

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:
春学期のオンライン受講については、二通りのオプションが可能です。

  • Option 1 – Remain at Arkansas. University accommodations and services are remaining open during this time, and you will need to complete your coursework online. However, it remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in the US, and this is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
    オプション1:アーカンソーに残ってオンラインで受講する。
    大学の宿泊施設とサービスはそのまま利用可能ですので、オンラインでコースを完了する必要があります。しかし、現時点では、今後どのようにCOVID-19がアメリカ国内でどう推移していくかは不明です。これらの点について、ご家族ともよくご相談下さい。
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your online coursework remotely. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in Fayetteville, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.
    オプション2:日本に帰国し、オンラインで受講する。
    このオプションの場合、ファイエットビルの日中に行われる授業を、時差の関係で日本の深夜に受講することになる可能性があります。遠隔でコース課題を完了させる必要がありますが、それを完了できない場合単位が付与されないリスクがあります。

Please note that no matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. You should also adhere to any university instructions regarding departing campus. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree.
どちらのオプションを選んだ場合も、コースの要件を満たすことが重要になります。また、帰国を選択された場合は、留学先大学のインストラクションに従うようにしてください。オンラインでの学習過程を満足に行えない場合、授業で不可判定となるか、単位が認められないリスクがあり、皆さんの卒業に支障がでる可能性があります。

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody
よろしくお願いいたします。
キャロル・カーモディ

 

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March 12, 2020

SAF Students enrolled in Spring Semester at University of Arkansas

 

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you are updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, University of Arkansas.

University of Arkansas announced yesterday that faculty should prepare to conduct courses online instead of in-person by March 30 if needed. There has been no announcement yet confirming that the university will move to online instruction, or when they might do so. We are sending this message so that you are aware of this possibility, and that you watch out for updates from the university.

The University of Arkansas reports:

The primary scenarios that would trigger the actual suspension of on-campus classes at this time are the potential confirmation of a case COVID-19 within the campus community or in the Fayetteville community.

"If campus leaders decide restrictions beyond what the university is currently requiring or recommending are in the best interests of our students, faculty and staff due to the specifics of individual situations, then we encourage them to do what they think is appropriate." – Chancellor Joe Steinmetz

There are no confirmed cases at University of Arkansas at this time, this is a preventative measure to protect the health of students and the community.

Please check University of Arkansas communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. University of Arkansas has extensive information posted online at https://health.uark.edu/coronavirus/. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact University of Arkansas personnel or SAF for support. University of Arkansas and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Spring Break
March 23-27, 2020 is Spring Break. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during Spring Break to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring recess, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after Spring Break travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations.

  • Effective immediately, if an SAF student engages in independent travel to a destination with more COVID-19 cases than there are in their SAF program location; and a member of the student’s homestay family, residence hall staff or residents, or one or more of the student’s roommates are not comfortable living with them upon their return; then SAF will not require them to accept the traveling SAF student back into their housing.
  • If an objection is registered with SAF, then the traveling student in this situation will need to find their own alternative housing at their own expense for 14 days.

Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans during Spring Break. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.   

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF is an affiliate of IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests during this pre-departure and while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19.

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. An $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus. 

What can I do to protect myself? 
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.  

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. University of Arkansas has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://health.uark.edu/coronavirus/. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Global travel advisories from the CDC 
Global situation summary 
Updates on health protocols 

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at The University of Arkansas.

SAF has a close working relationship with UA and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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California State University San Marcos

 

March 12, 2020
皆様:オンライン授業期間が春学期全体に延長した件について

 

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, Cal State San Marcos.
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、カリフォルニア州立大学サンマルコス校(以下「CSUSM」という)への影響についてお伝えいたします。

Cal State San Marcos recently announced that effective March 20, all instruction will be conducted remotely through the remainder of the spring term. Please carefully review important details online at https://www.csusm.edu/incident/documents/3-11-20-remotedeliveryupdate.pdf
CSUSMは、3月20日から春学期間終了まで、すべての授業をオンラインで行うと発表しました。以下の、オンライン授業に関する大学の案内を必ずご確認ください。https://www.csusm.edu/incident/documents/3-11-20-remotedeliveryupdate.pdf

While this may be a disappointing development, it is a preventative measure taken by an increasing number of universities around the world. Many universities made this difficult decision despite having no confirmed cases on campus, based on the advice of public health officials.
今回の決定を非常に残念に思われているかと思いますが、世界各地の大学が次々とCSUSM同様の予防措置を取り始めています。多くの大学では新型コロナウイルス感染は確認されてはいないものの、保健当局の助言に基づき、予防措置としてこの苦渋の決断を行っています。
If you continue to successfully complete your course requirements online as directed by your instructors, you will still be able to earn academic credit from your host university. Some courses, by nature of in-person instruction requirements (such as lab courses, performing arts, etc.), may not be suitable for online instruction. If you have questions about how your course will be managed online, please inquire with your instructor for more details. 
もし教員に指示の通りに、オンラインで授業を適切に履修すれば、留学先大学で単位取得を行うことができます。コースの特性上対面・実地授業でないと受講が困難なコース(例:実験、パフォーミング・アーツ等)については、オンラインでの受講には適していない可能性があります。ご自身の授業がどのようにオンラインで開講されるかについては、教員に直接ご連絡ください。

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:
春学期のオンライン受講については、二通りのオプションが可能です。

  • Option 1 – Remain at San Marcos. Students placed in off-campus housing may remain in their housing secured by SAF during this time. CSUSM will be communicating updates shortly about housing arrangements to students placed in on-campus housing. You will need to complete your coursework online. The university will remain open. It remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in California. This is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
    オプション1:サンマルコスに残ってオンラインで受講する。
    滞在先がオフキャンパスの場合、滞在先にそのまま滞在することが可能です。オンキャンパスの学生にはCSUSMから近日中に滞在先について連絡があります。授業の参加・課題等のコースワークはオンラインで行います。大学はオープンしています。現時点では、今後どのようにCOVID-19がカリフォルニアでどのように展開していくかは不明です。これらの点について、ご家族ともよくご相談下さい。
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your coursework remotely online. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in California, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.
    オプション2:日本に帰国し、オンラインで受講する。
    このオプションの場合、カリフォルニアの日中に行われる授業を、時差の関係で日本で深夜に受講することになる可能性があります。遠隔でコース課題を完了させる必要がありますが、それを完了できない場合単位が付与されないリスクがあります。

Please note that no matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. Tuition and academic fee refunds are not available since students have the option of completing their academic studies. 
どちらのオプションを選んだ場合も、コースの要件を満たすことが重要になります。オンラインでの学習過程を満足に行えない場合、授業で不可判定となるか、単位が認められないリスクがあり、皆さんの卒業に支障がでる可能性があります。学部授業を修了するオプションは利用可能であるため、学費・学生費に関する返金はございません。

In the coming days, SAF will ask students to complete a form reporting their decision to us. Please watch for this communication and respond promptly. In addition, continue to closely monitor CSUSM website and your student email account for updates from the University.
近日中に、どちらのオプションを希望するか確認する質問フォームを皆さんにお送りします。メールについては注意してご確認いただき、速やかに対応をお願いします。また、ご自身でもCSUSMのウェブサイト、メールアカウントを注意深くチェックしていただき、大学からのアップデートを確認してください。
We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to students and are deeply sorry that your time abroad has been disrupted by this unprecedented pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development.
私たちは留学という経験が皆さんにとってどれだけ大きな意味を持っているかを承知しており、過去に例のないパンデミックが皆さんの留学に大きな影響を及ぼしていることを非常に残念に思っています。見通しが立たない状況が続きますが、引き続き皆さんをサポートさせていただきます。

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students

Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected] 
For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time

SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025

WeChat ID: saftest1

Line ID:  safemergency

Kakao:  emergencySAF
ご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。
月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110
  
週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

Best regards,
Carol Carmody
よろしくお願いいたします。
キャロル・カーモディ
 

 

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March 12, 2020

California State University San Marcos

 

Dear SAF Student,
カリフォルニア州立大学サンマルコス校に留学中の皆様

We are writing you to address some recent developments that will impact our program at Cal State San Marcos. Today, SAF received notification from the university that tit will be moving all instruction to an online format for the remainder of the spring term. Cal State San Marcos, like many institutions around the world, is taking unprecedented action to slow the spread of COVID-19. We recognize that this development is likely upsetting and disappointing to you.
カリフォルニア州立大学サンマルコス校(以下、「CSUSM」)に関する最新の情報をお伝えします。本日、SAFはCSUSMより、春学期の残りの期間をすべてオンラインによる授業に移行すると通知を受けました。CSUSMは、世界各地の大学同様、新型コロナウイルスの拡大を防ぐべく、これまで経験のない対応を行っております。今回の決定は、皆さんにとって非常に残念なものではないかと思います。


SAF is working closely with our colleagues at Cal State San Marcos to determine what this means for SAF students already on the program, and what options you may have going forward. We hope to be in touch with you very soon with further updates based on our discussions with the university.
SAFはCSUSM側と緊密に連絡を取っており、春学期間のオンライン授業化がSAFの皆様に具体的にどのような影響があるか、現状どのような選択肢が可能なのか確認しております。大学側との調整に基づき、更新情報も含めて速やかに皆様にご連絡させていただきます。


In the meantime, please feel free to contact your SAF Japan advisor to discuss your questions or concerns. SAF is working as quickly as possible to obtain more information to help you. We are deeply sorry that the impact of this unprecedented pandemic is impacting your experience abroad. We remain committed to support you through this challenging time.
ご質問や懸念点についてはSAF日本事務局の担当アドバイザーに遠慮なくご連絡ください。SAFは現在も急ピッチで情報収集・確認を行っております。今回の、過去に類を見ないパンデミックにより、皆様の留学が多大な影響を受けていることを心より残念に思っております。大変な時期ではありますが、引き続き皆さんのサポートを行わせていただきます。

With warm regards,
SAF

よろしくお願いいたします。
SAF

 

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University of Limerick

 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

SAF Students enrolled at the University of Limerick

Dear SAF Students,

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination in Limerick, Ireland.

As you already know, the prime minister and head of government in Ireland Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that all schools, colleges, universities and childcare facilities in Ireland are to close until March 29, 2020 in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The University of Limerick campus will close from 6pm on Thursday, March 12 until Sunday, March 29, 2020 to all staff and students. During this time, students will engage with their course content online and all course related travel will be canceled until March 29th.

More information will be communicated to students in relation to alternative assessment, and you should communicate with your instructors if you have any questions.

Although students are being encouraged to leave campus during this time, “there will be access on campus for a core skeleton staff to maintain essential services and a team from Buildings and Estates will continue to service the campus and provide security and support to students in University residences who cannot return to their homes.”

Please check the University of Limerick communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. UL has extensive information posted online at https://www.ul.ie/latest-advice-all-ul-community-%C2%A0coronavirus-covid-19. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact UL personnel or SAF for support. UL and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.

Masks

A mask is not required or recommended for individuals who are healthy, as there is no evidence to suggest that they protect healthy people. This aligns with current guidance from the HSE (Ireland), CDC (USA) and WHO. SAF will not be providing masks to students at the University of Limerick.

Easter Break
April 6 – April 13, 2020 is Easter Break at the University of Limerick. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during Easter Break to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have scheduled travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during Easter Break, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after Easter Break travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations.

  • Effective immediately, if an SAF student engages in independent travel to a destination with more COVID-19 cases than there are in their SAF program location; and a member of the student’s homestay family, residence hall staff or residents, or one or more of the student’s roommates are not comfortable living with them upon their return; then SAF will not require them to accept the traveling SAF student back into their housing.
  • If an objection is registered with SAF, then the traveling student in this situation will need to find their own alternative housing at their own expense for 14 days.

Please contact SAF to inform us of your plans during Easter Break. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. UL has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.ul.ie/latest-advice-all-ul-community-%C2%A0coronavirus-covid-19 . As well as this source of information, please review updates from:

Health Service Executive (Ireland)
Coronavirus Overview and Information

World Health Organization (WHO) 
FAQ on coronavirus 

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

Student Liaison Officer (SLO)
Shikiko Ono
UK: +44 (0)7709279626
Line ID: chikichi1022
WhatsApp ID: +447709279626
FYI: Native Japanese speaker

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at The University of Limerick.

SAF has a close working relationship with UL and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available.

Warm regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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Columbia University 

 

March 12, 2020

Columbia University

 

Messages for students whose programs move from temporary online instruction to online instruction for the duration of the term

Dear SAF Student,

You recently received notification from SAF that your university was moving to online course delivery for a temporary period as a precautionary measure. Since then, your university has now decided to extend online instruction for the entire duration of the semester. Please see https://preparedness.columbia.edu/news/update-covid-19-and-spring-term-plans for details.

While this may be a disappointing development, it is a preventative measure taken by an increasing number of universities around the world. Many universities made this difficult decision despite having no confirmed cases on campus, based on the advice of public health officials.

If you continue to successfully complete your course requirements online as directed by your instructors, you will still be able to earn academic credit from your host university. Some courses, by nature of in-person instruction requirements (such as lab courses, performing arts, etc.), may not be suitable for online instruction. If you have questions about how your course will be managed online, please inquire with your instructor for more details.

With your courses being offered online for the duration of the spring semester, there are two distinct options available for you:

  • Option 1 – Remain at Columbia. Students may remain in their housing secured by SAF during this time. You will complete your coursework online. Columbia has posted helpful information about what to expect if you remain in New York at https://preparedness.columbia.edu/news/student-information-remainder-spring-semester. The university will remain open. It remains uncertain at this point how the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve in New York. This is something you should consider carefully and discuss with your family.
  • Option 2 – Return home and complete your coursework remotely online. Please note that this may require you to participate in classes when they are offered during the daytime in New York, which may be very late at night for you at home. Students from China should inquire with the university about the potential impact of trying to access online instruction through the Chinese firewall. Students must successfully complete the course requirements remotely, or risk not receiving academic credit for their studies.
  • Students placed in on-campus housing that students choose option 2 may be eligible for a partial housing refund. Please see https://residential.columbia.edu/content/cancelling-housing. It is important that you follow instructions posted online. Please contact SAF to discuss this option. SAF will work with Columbia to support this process.

Please note that no matter which option you choose, it is important that you continue to complete your course requirements. Students who do not make satisfactory progress in their coursework online risk failing their courses or not receiving academic credit for their studies. This could disrupt your progress toward completing your degree. Tuition and academic fee refunds are not available since students have the option of completing their academic studies.

In the coming days, SAF will ask students to complete a form reporting their decision to us. Please watch for this communication and respond promptly. In addition, continue to closely monitor Columbia’s website and your student email account for updates from the University.

We know how meaningful the study abroad experience is to students and are deeply sorry that your time abroad has been disrupted by this unprecedented pandemic. SAF will continue to support you throughout this unexpected development.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110
[email protected]

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

Best regards,
Carol Carmody

 

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March 10, 2020

 

SAF Students enrolled in the Spring Semester at Columbia University

Dear SAF Students,

SAF留学プログラムでコロンビア大学に留学中の学生の皆様

 

Your health and safety is SAF’s highest priority. We bring you updates on the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its localized effects on your study destination, Columbia University in New York City. 
SAFは、皆さんの健康と安全を最優先事項としています。新型コロナウィルスによる肺炎の流行に関する新しい情報と、コロンビア大学への影響についてお伝えいたします。

As you already know, classes have been suspended for Monday March 9th, 2020 and Tuesday March 10th, 2020. Columbia University will then shift to online classes for the remainder of the week (March 11th, 2020 to March 13th, 2020). Normal course activity is scheduled to resume at the conclusion of spring break (March 22, 2020) pending public health guidance. 
ご存知の通り、コロンビア大学は3月9日(月)~10日(火)の期間の授業は休講としています。今週の残りの日程(3月11日~13日)についてもオンライン授業に変更することが決定されました。通常の授業再開予定は春季休暇明けの3月23日(月)ですが、今後の当局の指示によっては変更となる可能性があります。

Instructors will work with students online during this time. You should communicate with our instructors if you have any questions. Students should continue online course participation at this time in order to remain on track to earn spring semester credits.
教員はオンラインで学生とやりとりを行います。もし何か質問がある場合は教員と連絡を取ってください。学生は、春学期の単位を取得するために、オンラインで引き続き授業に参加する必要があります。

Please check University communications regularly for updates and follow further instruction. Columbia has extensive information posted online at https://www.columbia.edu/content/coronavirus. Please pay attention to official University communications being sent to your registered email address and contact Columbia personnel or SAF for support. Columbia University and SAF will communicate important updates to students as new information becomes available.
大学が発信する情報を随時確認し、指示に従ってください。コロンビア大学はコロナウィルスに関わる豊富な情報をウェブサイト(https://www.columbia.edu/content/coronavirus)に掲載しています。登録したメールアドレスに届く情報に注意を払い、サポートが必要な場合は大学スタッフやSAFに連絡を取ってください。新しい情報が入り次第、コロンビア大学とSAFより皆様に情報提供を行っていきます。

The suspension of classes and temporary move to online courses is a response to a member of the Columbia community being exposed to COVID-19. This individual is fully quarantined and Columbia reports that no student, faculty, or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. This suspension of activities is a precautionary measure. Columbia University campus will remain open. All non-classroom activities, including research, will continue in accordance with the new travel and events restrictions announced recently.
休講や一時的なオンライン授業は、コロンビア大学の一員が新型コロナウィルス感染者と接触したことで取られた対応です。当人は完全に隔離されており、コロンビア大学は、学生、教員、スタッフには誰も新型コロナウィルス感染者は出ていないと報告しています。現在の措置は一時的な予防措置としてとられたものです。コロンビア大学のキャンパスは立ち入り可能です。研究及び課外活動は、先日案内された、移動・イベントに関する規制(https://preparedness.columbia.edu/news/update-campus-events-and-covid-19-0)に従って引き続き実施されます。

Spring Recess
March 16th, 2020 to March 22th, 2020 is Spring Recess. SAF strongly discourages students from traveling independently during Spring Recess to minimize contact or exposure to COVID-19. Many airlines, hotels, and travel providers are offering flexible change or cancelation policies for travelers who wish to change existing travel plans. If you have schedule travel plans, please contact your travel provider to discuss your options.

春季休暇について
3月16日(月)~22日(日)は春季休暇です。SAFは、新型コロナウィルスの感染リスクを抑えるために、この期間個人的な旅行を行わないことを強く推奨します。多くの航空会社やホテル、旅行会社は予約済の旅行予定の変更に関して、柔軟な変更・キャンセル規定を適用しています。もし旅行の計画がある場合は、旅行会社に連絡し、変更・キャンセル等の相談をしてみてください。

If COVID-19 conditions change considerably during spring recess, students who choose to leave the location of their program may not be able to return to their program. If the university, housing provider, or local authorities require students to self-quarantine after spring recess travel, students risk incurring additional expense to cover the cost of their self-quarantine accommodations. 
春季休暇中に新型コロナウィルスの状況が急激に変化した場合、この時期にニューヨークをいったん離れると、休暇終了後に戻ってこられなくなる可能性もあります。もし大学、滞在先提供者または自治体が、春季休暇中の旅行後、皆様に自己隔離を要求した場合、自己隔離に伴う滞在先の費用や必要諸経費等の費用はご負担いただくことになります。

Please contact Christina Gu at SAF to inform her of your plans during spring Recess. Please also share contact information where SAF can reach you in the event that urgent communication is required.
春季休暇の計画について、SAFのChristina Guまでご一報をお願いします。また、緊急の際に連絡できるよう、連絡先をSAFまでお知らせください。

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 100,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns. College aged students have a much lower morbidity rate from COVID-19 than people in other age groups or those with certain pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and other issues.    

COVID-19とは?
COVID-19は、インフルエンザのような症状をもった新型ウイルスによる肺炎です。
2019年末から報道され始め、現在世界各地で100,000件の感染が報道されています。その大半の約80,000件は中国国内で確認されており、湖北省が感染の中心地となっています。症状としては熱、咳、息苦しさがあげられます。死亡率は極めて低く、感染した場合もほとんどは軽症でおさまり、特段既往症がない場合は完治することがほとんどです。大学の年齢層の学生は、その他の年齢層や呼吸器等の特定の疾患を持つ人と比べてこの新型ウィルスへの感染率は格段に低くなっています。

SAF and IES Abroad Crisis Management Team
SAF is an affiliate of  IES Abroad, which hosts international programs around the world and has  a very experienced and sophisticated Crisis Management Team (CMT) that has been closely monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 situation for several months now. With extensive crisis management plans and protocols in place, we are using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), local government embassies and consulates, and a number of private organizations, to protect your interests while you are abroad.  We have a dedicated medical consultant and a protocol for emerging infectious diseases, which IES has used in responding to SARS, H1N1, H1N9 and now COVID-19,    

SAF/IES Abroadの危機管理チーム
アメリカを本拠地としている、SAFの母体機関であるIES Abroadには、長年の経験に基づき高機能な役割を果たしている危機管理チームがあり、ここ最近数か月間にわたって新型コロナウィルスの状況を注視しています。様々な危機的場面に対応できるように体制を整えているとともに、皆さんが留学している間は、アメリカ疾病予防センター(CDC)、世界保健機関(WHO)、各地の大使館や領事館、そして多くの民間企業からの安全・危機管理に関するリアルタイムの情報を基に、皆さんが安心して留学生活を送ることができるように動いています。

New York state of emergency
As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to emerge in countries around the world, the state of New York recently declared a state of emergency as a preventative means to slow the growth of new cases. Here’s what that means for students who are studying on campuses in New York, and how they can best protect themselves.

新型コロナウィルスの感染が世界中で拡大しているのに伴い、ニューヨーク州は先日感染拡大を防ぐための予防措置として非常事態宣言を発令しました。ニューヨークの大学に留学する皆様に、緊急事態宣言が発出された趣旨やその内容と、予防措置についてご連絡します。

What is a state of emergency? 
A state of emergency is a situation in which the government will impose certain policies and actions in order to protect the public from a possible threat. In the U.S., this is also a prerequisite for securing funding from the state and federal governments, which may be necessary to help implement those protective measures. 

緊急事態(“state of emergency”)とは?
「緊急事態」とは、一般市民を脅威から保護するため、政府が政策と行動を取る必要がある事態を意味します。米国では、この緊急事態を宣言することが、州政府・連邦政府から感染症拡大防止策をとるために必要な予算を確保するために必要となります。

Why has New York declared one? 
New York’s state of emergency is a preemptive effort to ensure all levels of the state government, including healthcare professionals, have the required medical supplies and facilities in place if they are needed. It also protects consumers from price gouging on items like surgical masks and hand sanitizer, as demand for these items increases. New York joins California, Maryland, Washington and Florida, who have all declared states of emergency as a response to the presence of COVID-19. A state of emergency does not reflect a large-scale outbreak, but does allow more effective preparation for government agencies, healthcare providers and schools, as well as better protection for members of the public. 

ニューヨークが緊急事態宣言を発出した理由
ニューヨークの緊急事態宣言は、州政府があらゆる必要な措置を講じるために、先手を打って発出されたものです。これにより、医療関係者の人員確保も含め、州政府が必要な医療物資を確保し、医療施設を使用することが可能になります。また、この緊急事態宣言により、医療用マスクや手指用消毒剤といった必要物資の価格が高騰することを防ぐことが可能になります。ニューヨークの他には、カリフォルニア州、メリーランド州、ワシントン州、フロリダ州が先立って、新型コロナウイルスに関する緊急事態宣言を発出しています。緊急事態宣言とは、大規模な感染が起こったということを意味するものではありません。あくまで政府機関、医療機関、学校機関がそれぞれ効果的な予防・保護措置を取ることができるように行ったものです。

What is the United States doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have taken active measures including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. An $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by the federal government to help state and local governments manage the virus. 

米国は、コロナウイルスによる新型肺炎拡大防止のためにどのような対策を行っていますか?
米国疾病対策センター(CDC:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)は、空港でのスクリーニング、検査キット数の確保、ならびに地方自治体に対する、感染モニタリング・検疫手順の設定など、積極的な対策を行っています。米国全体としては、83億ドル分の緊急対策予算が連邦議会によって承認されています。

What can I do to protect myself? 
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.  

自分の身を守るために何ができますか?
20秒以上かけ、アルコール性消毒液または石鹸と温水でこまめに手を洗い殺菌すること。顔、特に鼻、口、目を手で触らないこと。咳やくしゃみをする際は、ティッシュもしくは曲げた肘の部分で鼻と口を覆うこと。米国疾病対策センター(CDCP)は、既に空気感染の兆候がある場合を除き、マスク着用を推奨してはいません。もし具合が悪い場合は、室内にとどまり、人との接触を避けるようにしてください。

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. Columbia University has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates, found at https://www.columbia.edu/content/coronavirus.  As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

World Health Organization (WHO) 

信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。コロンビア大学は最新情報が確認できる特設ウェブページ(https://www.columbia.edu/content/coronavirus)を公開しています。それに加えて、下記のサイトからも最新情報を得るようにしてください。
米国疾病対策センター:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 

Japanese Government Resources for Japanese Citizens Abroad
Consulate General of Japan in New York  
            Embassy of Japan in the United States of America

在外公館連絡先
Consulate General of Japan in New York  
            Embassy of Japan in the United States of America


Columbia University Resources
For more information, please review Columbia University’s online resources:
COVID-19 and class activity
COVID-19 FAQ 

Columbia Health hotline 
+1 212-854-9355

Columbia SPS:
Xavier Hamilton (Academic) Phone: +1 212-854-6324
Joel Chaffee (Language, Business Plus) Phone: +1 212-854-3584

Columbia College:
Dawn Hemphill (Academic) Phone: +1 212-854-6897

コロンビア大学連絡先
詳細については、以下コロンビア大学のウェブサイトをご参照ください。
COVID-19 and class activity
COVID-19 FAQ  

Columbia Health hotline 
+1 212-854-9355

Columbia SPS:
Xavier Hamilton (Academic) Phone: +1 212-854-6324
Joel Chaffee (Language, Business Plus) Phone: +1 212-854-3584 

Columbia College:
Dawn Hemphill (Academic) Phone: +1 212-854-6897

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

For serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

連絡先
SAFはいつでも皆さんをサポートします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。  

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110  

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

No SAF students or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19. We encourage you to be mindful of steps you can take to protect yourself from COVID-19 during your time at Columbia University.

SAFの学生またはスタッフで新型コロナウィルスの感染が判明した者はおりません。コロンビア大学に在学中は新型コロナウィルスに感染しないよう細心の注意を払うことを推奨します。

SAF has a close working relationship with Columbia University and will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share updates with students as they are made available. 

SAFはコロンビア大学と緊密に連携しており、今後も状況を注視し、新たな情報が入り次第皆様に共有いたします。

Warm regards,

Christina Gu

宜しくお願いします。
クリスティーナ・グ

 

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March 6, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to emerge in countries around the world, the state of California recently declared a state of emergency as a preventative means to slow the growth of new cases. Here’s what that means for students who are studying on campuses in California, and how they can best protect themselves.

新型コロナウイルスが世界各地で確認されておりますが、カリフォルニア州知事がウイルスの拡大を阻止するために緊急事態宣言を発出しております。以下、カリフォルニア州内の大学に留学中または留学される皆様に、緊急事態宣言が発出された趣旨やその内容と、予防措置についてご連絡します。

 

What is COVID-19? 
COVID-19 is a novel respiratory infection with influenza-like symptoms. Since reports began to emerge in late 2019, over 95,000 cases have been reported globally. The vast majority of these, around 80,000 cases, are in China - specifically in the epicenter of Hubei province. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The fatality rate is extremely low. Most patients infected will experience only mild symptoms, and typically make a full recovery if they have no other underlying health concerns.

COVID-19とは?
COVID-19は、インフルエンザのような症状をもった新型ウイルスによる肺炎です。
2019年末から報道され始め、現在世界各地で95,000件の感染が報道されています。その大半の約80,000件は中国国内で確認されており、湖北省が感染の中心地となっています。症状としては熱、咳、息苦しさがあげられます。死亡率は極めて低く、感染した場合もほとんどは軽症でおさまり、特段既往症がない場合は完治することがほとんどです。

 

What is a state of emergency? 
A state of emergency is a situation in which the government will impose certain policies and actions in order to protect the public from a possible threat. In the U.S., this is also a prerequisite for securing funding from the state and federal governments, which may be necessary to help implement those protective measures.   

緊急事態(“state of emergency”)とは?
「緊急事態」とは、一般市民を脅威から保護するため、政府が政策と行動を取る必要がある事態を意味します。米国では、この緊急事態を宣言することが、州政府・連邦政府から感染症拡大防止策をとるために必要な予算を確保するために必要となります。

 

Why has California declared one? 
California’s state of emergency is a preemptive effort to ensure all levels of the state government, including healthcare professionals, have the required medical supplies and facilities in place if they are needed. It also protects consumers from price gouging on items like surgical masks and hand sanitizer, as demand for these items increases. California joins Maryland, Washington and Florida, who have all declared states of emergency as a response to the presence of COVID-19. A state of emergency does not reflect a large-scale outbreak, but does allow more effective preparation for government agencies, healthcare providers and schools, as well as better protection for members of the public.   

カリフォルニア州が緊急事態宣言を発出した理由
カリフォルニア州の緊急事態宣言は、州政府があらゆる必要な措置を講じるために、先手を打って発出されたものです。これにより、医療関係者の人員確保も含め、州政府が必要な医療物資を確保し、医療施設を使用することが可能になります。また、この緊急事態宣言により、医療用マスクや手指用消毒剤といった必要物資の価格が高騰することを防ぐことが可能になります。カリフォルニア州の他には、メリーランド州、ワシントン州、フロリダ州が先立って、新型コロナウイルスに関する緊急事態宣言を発出しています。緊急事態宣言とは、大規模な感染が起こったということを意味するものではありません。あくまで政府機関、医療機関、学校機関がそれぞれ効果的な予防・保護措置を取ることができるように行ったものです。

 

What is California doing to slow the spread of COVID-19? 
Currently, there are around 225 confirmed cases in the U.S., with 60 cases reported in California. With a population of about 40 million, California’s rate of infection remains very low, and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has advised that the health risk to the general public also remains low. The CDPH is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including screening incoming passengers at airports, increasing the number of test kits available, and working with local departments to set up monitoring and quarantine protocols. Nationally, an $8.3 billion emergency package has also been approved by Congress to help state and local governments manage the virus.   

カリフォルニア州は、コロナウイルスによる新型肺炎拡大防止のためにどのような対策を行っていますか?
現在、米国内では225件のコロナウイルス感染が確認されており、内60件はカリフォルニア州内で確認されています。カリフォルニア州の人口は4,000万人で、感染率はとても低く、カリフォルニア州公衆衛生局(CDPH:California Department of Public Health)の勧告では、州内の感染リスクは依然として低いとされています。CDPHは米国疾病対策センター(CDC:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)と緊密に連携しており、空港でのスクリーニング、検査キット数の確保、ならびに地方自治体に対する、感染モニタリング・検疫手順の設定など、緊密に協力を行っています。米国全体としては、83億ドル分の緊急対策予算が連邦議会によって承認されています。

 

What about university campuses? 
The CDPH is working tirelessly to provide guidance and support to California’s academic institutions, including UCLA and UC Berkeley, and other universities in California. The risk to the general public remains low, and the CDPH is not recommending any disruptions to classes, or other public events, at this time.    

大学キャンパスの状況
カリフォルニア州衛生局(CDPH)はカリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校(UCLA)やカリフォルニア大学バークレー校(UCB)、カリフォルニア内の大学機関に対する指導・支援を行っています。市民に対するリスクはいまだ低いと判断されているため、現時点では州衛生局(CDPH)は授業の中止や公的行事の中止を求めていません。

 

Am I at risk if I’m studying in California?
Our university partners in California currently have no reported cases of COVID19, or known affiliation with any positive cases. There is no reason to worry that by attending university at these campuses, you will become exposed to the virus. State of California officials are working diligently with the state’s universities to develop protocols and contingency plans.  

カリフォルニアでの留学はリスクがありますか?
現時点で、SAFのパートナー大学からはいかなる感染報告及び感染した可能性が残るケースについて報告を受けていません。このため、州内の大学に留学したからといって、ウイルスとの接触があるのではないかと心配する理由はございません。カリフォルニア州政府は、現在大学と、各種対応手順や緊急時の対応策を策定しているところです。

SAF’s parent company, IES Abroad, also operates a Crisis Management Team (CMT) that is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, using real-time safety and security alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and local government embassies and consulates. If you have any questions or concerns, there are additional support resources available. Please contact SAF to discuss what kind of extra support you may need, and we can help direct you to the appropriate resources.   

SAFの母体機関であるIES Abroadには危機管理チーム(CMT)があり、米国疾病対策センター(CDCP)、世界保健機構(WHO)、地方自治体、大使館・領事館からリアルタイムで情報が通知されるセキュリティアラートを利用して、新型コロナウイルスの動向について緊密に監視を行っています。何か質問や懸念がある場合サポートを行うことが可能ですので、どのようなサポートを必要としているか、SAFにご相談ください。

 

What can I do to protect myself? 
Clean your hands frequently, either with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, including your nose, mouth and eyes. If you cough or sneeze, use the crook of your elbow, or a tissue that you can throw away after. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn’t recommend wearing a mask, unless you have symptoms of an airborne infectious disease already. If you are feeling ill, stay indoors and away from others until you’re better.    

自分の身を守るために何ができますか?
20秒以上かけ、アルコール性消毒液または石鹸と温水でこまめに手を洗い殺菌すること。顔、特に鼻、口、目を手で触らないこと。咳やくしゃみをする際は、ティッシュもしくは曲げた肘の部分で鼻と口を覆うこと。米国疾病対策センター(CDCP)は、既に空気感染の兆候がある場合を除き、マスク着用を推奨してはいません。もし具合が悪い場合は、室内にとどまり、人との接触を避けるようにしてください。

Lastly, make sure you’re also getting your information about COVID-19 from trusted health experts, and not from unverified reports. A lot of misinformation about COVID-19may cause stress and panic, which is bad for your health. Only rely on reputable resources, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, or the California Department of Public Health, for updates and advice.   

最後に、新型コロナウイルスに関する情報は、信頼できる医療・保健の専門機関から得られるようにしてください。真偽が確認されていない報告や報道などは参照しないようにご注意ください。間違った情報が飛び交っており、こうした情報はストレスやパニックの原因になり、精神衛生上よくありません。信頼できる情報筋、特に、米国疾病対策センター(CDCP)、世界保健機構(WHO)、州衛生局(CDCP)といった公的機関から情報を得るようにして下さい。

 

Reliable News Sources 
SAF recommends keeping up to date with the news about COVID-19 from reliable, verified news sources. Your host university likely has an official dedicated webpage informing students and community about relevant updates. As well as this source of information, please review updates from: 

信頼できる情報源・ニュースサイト
SAFは信頼できるソースから情報を得ることを推奨しています。留学先大学が特設ウェブページを公開していることもありますが、そうした信頼できるウェブサイトに加えて、以下から最新情報を得るようにしてください。

米国疾病対策センター:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

世界保健機構:World Health Organization (WHO) 

カリフォルニア州衛生局:California State Health Department 

  

Contact Us
SAF is here to support you today and throughout your experience. If you have any questions about this information, please contact us:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time
Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

Serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time
SAF Emergency Phone: +1 317-358-7025
WeChat ID: saftest1 
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao:  emergencySAF

連絡先
SAFはいつでも皆様をサポートいたします。何かご質問がある場合、以下にご連絡ください。  

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)
ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students
連絡先:+1 312-261-5110  

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)
SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025
Line ID:  safemergency
Kakao: emergencySAF

 

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March 3, 2020: Message from SAF Executive Director Carol Carmody

Dear SAF Students,
SAF留学プログラムに参加中の皆様

As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve and receive widespread international media attention, we would like to use this opportunity to follow-up on our Coronavirus email to students from February 3. Our sincere hope is that SAF students are not subject to any form of discrimination or mistreatment during this time.  

現在、新型コロナウイルスに関する報道が世界各国で関心を集めておりますが、2月3日に皆さんにお送りした新型コロナウイルスに関する注意喚起メールに続き、改めてご連絡をさせていただきます。SAFは、皆さんが留学中いかなる場合でも不当な差別や扱いを受けることがないよう、心より願っております。

We understand that the warnings may have prompted questions or concerns regarding your study abroad experience. As a reminder, if you find that you are struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression, or experience any discrimination, please know that there are support resources available to you. Your host university has confidential counseling services available. There are also campus policies prohibiting discrimination. Please contact SAF to discuss your circumstances if you feel you need additional support, and we can help direct you to the appropriate resources on campus.

新型コロナウイルスに関する注意喚起により、ご自身の留学に対して不安を抱かれていることかと思います。もし、心配なこと、不安なことがある場合、また何らかのかたちで不当な差別や扱いを受けた場合には、皆さんが利用可能なサポートがありますので、お気軽にご相談ください。

皆さんの留学先大学には、信頼できるカウンセリングサービスがありますし、差別を禁止する大学の方針があります。もし、サポートが必要だと感じる場合には、皆さんの状況や環境を話し合うために、ぜひSAFの担当コーディネーターまでご連絡ください。状況に応じて、皆さんが必要とするサポートが得られるようにさせていただきます。

It is also important that students pay close attention to their physical health during this time. Students can help limit exposure to the coronavirus by:

また、このような状況において、皆さんの健康状態に十分に注意を払うことは大切なことです。皆さんが新型コロナウイルスから身を守るためにできることとして以下の事が挙げられます:

  • Avoiding contact with people who are ill.
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoiding animal markets, animals, and products that come from animals (e.g., uncooked meat).
  • Students who are ill with the above symptoms are encouraged to stay home, to notify our staff, and to seek medical attention promptly.
  • 体調が悪い人との接触を避けること。
  • 20秒以上かけ、石鹸を使ってこまめに手を洗うこと。もし石鹸を使って手を洗うことができない場合には、手指消毒用アルコールスプレーを使って手を消毒すること。
  • 市場や動物、生肉など動物由来の食品を避けること。
  • もし下記のような症状を伴い、体調が優れない場合には、無理をせず自宅で待機し、SAFの担当コーディネーターに連絡の上、速やかに医療機関を受診すること。

The symptoms of the coronavirus are fever, cough, tightness of the chest, and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, please notify SAF immediately. You should also continue to monitor messages that you may receive from your host university with the latest updates on local conditions. Students studying in European locations should avoid travel to Italy at this time.

As part of an organization that helps almost 10,000 students study abroad each year, we remain deeply committed to international student mobility. It is our privilege to support you throughout this exceptional opportunity. 

新型コロナウイルスの症状は、発熱、咳、胸部の圧迫感、息苦しさです。もしこれらの症状のいずれかに当てはまる場合は、すぐにSAFに知らせてください。また、ご自身の留学先大学から届く、地域に関する最新状況を引き続き確認するようにしてください。ヨーロッパ地域に留学中の学生は、現段階ではイタリアへの旅行は避けるようにしてください。

毎年約1万人もの学生の留学をサポートしている機関として、学生の国際的なモビリティーに深く関与し続けます。この例外的な状況を通して、皆さんをサポートできることを光栄に思います。

As mentioned earlier, we are more than happy to discuss any aspect of your experience with you. If you should have any questions or concerns regarding this message, please contact SAF as follows:

先述の通り、皆さんが経験しているどんなことについても喜んで相談に乗ります。このメッセージに関して何か質問や懸念点があれば、下記のSAFの連絡先までお問い合わせください。

 

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Lucia You, Assistant Dean of Students

Office Phone: +1 312-264-5110

月~金曜日 午前8:30~午後4:30(米国中部標準時間)

ルシア・ユー 役職:Assistant Dean of Students

連絡先:+1 312-264-5110

 

Serious emergencies during weekends and evenings, U.S. Central Time

SAF Emergency Phone 

+1 317-358-7025

WeChat ID: saftest1 

Line ID:  safemergency

週末および夜間の緊急時(米国中部標準時間)

SAFアメリカ本部緊急携帯:+1 317-358-7025

Line ID:  safemergency

 

The health and safety of our students is our highest priority.

皆さんの健康と安全が、私たちの最優先事項です。

どうぞ宜しくお願いします。

 

Warm regards,

Carol Carmody

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