Update on COVID-19 and the Spring Semester 2021

November 2, 2020

Update on COVID-19 and the Spring Semester

Aerie Backcountry Medicine is closely monitoring developments of COVID-19 and have the following updates regarding the Spring Semester in Wilderness Medicine.

Aerie is planning on running the Spring Semester program entirely in western Montana and will not be travelling to Costa Rica this year. This is due to a restriction on international travel imposed by the University of Montana. The program will offer the same high-level instruction, professional certifications, and university credits as other years.

Enrolled students have the following options for spring 2021:

  • Keep their enrollment and join us on this amazing Semester in Wilderness Medicine in Montana.
  • Transfer their enrollment to Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 with the idea of incorporating an international component to their semester experience.
  • Withdraw from the program and pursue other Aerie courses or other opportunities.

Aerie will be tracking travel guidelines from the CDC and working with our Medical Director to manage risk to our students and staff.

Please check back here for program updates and information.

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