ELDP Coronavirus Update
Updated April 17, 2020
This updated is being provided to prospective applicants and their supervisors in light of emerging concerns relating to the coronavirus. The application process for the ELDP Class of 2021 will close on April 30, 2020. Candidates for the ELDP Class of 2021 will be selected from applications submitted by that date. Acceptance letters and invitations to join the ELDP will be sent out by mid-June.
While the Graduate School USA hopes to begin the next ELDP class as scheduled, we also recognize the serious impact the coronavirus is having on the insular governments. At this time, we continue to plan for the first ELDP training week to begin in Guam on August 17, 2020. We must also, however, plan for a delay in the start of the Class of 2021.
If regional travel restrictions will not allow the ELDP to safely begin in August, we will shift the first session to the week of November 2-7, 2020, which was originally planned as the second residential training week. Other residential weeks (Feb 1-6 and June 7-12, 2021) will proceed as scheduled, and the final session will be re-scheduled for a week in August or September 2021. Hopefully this shift in scheduling will minimize any disruption to the overall program.
Please be assured that as we make plans for the ELDP, the health and safety of our participants is our highest priority. The Graduate School USA and the ELDP Admissions Committee are closely monitoring insular government travel restrictions relating to the coronavirus, as well as US Federal guidelines in place while the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat.
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