Frequently asked questions
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the name of a disease caused by a new (“novel”) coronavirus. Infections first began in China in late 2019 and have since spread to many countries around the world. Symptoms reported have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing (full information on COVID-19 Symptoms). You may find additional background at the CDC website.
What actions has Think Impact taken to protect the health of its students and staff?
Will this affect Think Impact programs?
Is it safe to study/travel abroad?
Every area of our lives contains risk, and in any of the activities we engage in, whether at home or abroad, risk is present. At IGE we are deeply committed to risk management. There are particular challenges of traveling abroad and operating in environments you may not be familiar with and being exposed to risks you may not be initially aware of. Because of these risks, choosing to travel with a program with industry leading risk management practices is particularly important. Risk management is a core awareness of Think Impact, and of our parent organization, Impact Global Education. Our field staff, Country Directors, Chief Risk Officer, and IGE Medical Director, are continually focused on identifying and responding to any areas that may affect the health and safety of our participants. IGE has placed significant resources focused on addressing constantly changing global risks.