World Scholars Academy Coronavirus Update
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World Scholars Academy remains open for business
We continue to accept all bookings and our 2020 summer programmes are scheduled to go ahead as planned.
We are closely monitoring expert advice from the US government, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and relevant trade bodies, and will update our guidance as this complex situation continues to evolve.
The health and welfare of our students and staff remains our highest priority. We have robust systems and protocols in place to provide the best possible care and support to students and staff throughout their stay.
If for whatever reason our summer school does not go ahead, we will issue a 100% refund of all funds remitted to us, including deposits.
We know that you may have concerns or questions about the current outbreak of coronavirus, and how it may affect your summer with World Scholars Academy.
We are pleased to confirm that World Scholars Academy is very much open for business this summer. We continue to accept all bookings and our 2020 summer programmes are scheduled to go ahead as planned. We are looking forward to welcoming students to an exciting and busy summer school at our inspiring APIS Hawaii venue.
The welfare of our students and staff remains our highest priority, and our well-tested summer school policies and practices, as well as our rigorous staff training, have all been developed to ensure that we provide the highest standards of care to our students and staff.
As one of USA’s leading summer schools, you can book with confidence, safe in the knowledge that your teen will enjoy a secure and supportive environment during their stay with us. All our staff are trained in first-aid and able to deal with health problems with the appropriate urgency. In addition, we have long-established links with local health care professionals, as well as access to world-leading hospitals and health advice.
We want to reassure you that we will continue to monitor this complex and changing situation daily, and are following the expert advice of the US government and the World Health Organisation. Our thoughts are with those individuals and families who are suffering or being kept apart at this time. However, visitors can be reassured that the US Government is closely managing this fast-moving situation and the best source of information for any visitors to the US is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The risk to individuals in the US from Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, remains low. US public health measures are world-leading and our excellent healthcare system is well prepared to manage and treat any new diseases. World Health Organisation guidance suggests that Covid-19 is not as dangerous as other coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS, with the elderly and those with existing health conditions the most at risk. Four out of five cases remain mild.
We recognise that this is a rapidly developing situation, and we recommend that you regularly check for updates on relevant websites such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organisation. However, if for whatever reason World Scholars Academy does not go ahead this summer, we will issue a 100% refund of all funds remitted to us, including all deposits.
We will of course continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you updated with any new developments. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact our friendly admissions team – we are here to help!