We continue to teach Virtual Classes. Also, teleworking has been implemented for all University staff. Student candidates will be able to complete the admission process 100% Online.
We want to thank the commitment and effort shown by students, faculty and staff to immediately adapt our usual face-to-face teaching to virtual teaching with all the guarantees.
Below, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions about COVID-19, and how it might affect our students and candidates.
Coronaviruses are a type of virus that usually infect animals, but some of them can also affect humans. The new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and has gradually spread to other countries. The disease caused by this virus is known as COVID-19, a term coined from the words “Coronavirus Disease 19”, and usually only causes mild respiratory symptoms.
The disease is spread mainly by direct contact with an infected person’s respiratory droplets, for example through coughing or sneezing. These droplets can infect others through the nose, eyes or mouth. This is why it is important to wash your hands and to cover your mouth with disposable tissues or the inside of your elbow when coughing. According to the most recent data, the symptoms of COVID-19 may take 1 to 14 days to appear, although they usually take 5 to 6 days.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, coughing and feeling of breathlessness. In some cases, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or digestive symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain may also occur. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, kidney failure, and even death.
Some people become infected but do not develop any symptoms and are not sick. Most people (about 80%) recover from the condition without any special treatment. About 1 in 6 people who get COVID-19 develop severe disease. About 2% of people who have contracted the condition have died.
The highest risk groups are people over 65 and people with chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiac or pulmonary disorders and people with congenital or acquired immunity problems. However, it should be noted that it affects people from all age groups.
- Avoid close contact, with a minimum distance of two meters, with people showing symptoms of respiratory infection, such as coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands often (washing with soap and water or alcohol-based solutions), particularly after being in direct contact with people who are ill or with their surroundings.
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with the inside of your elbow or with a disposable tissue that must be discarded immediately, and then wash your hands.
- Avoid sharing food or utensils (such as cutlery, glasses, napkins and handkerchiefs) or other items if they have not been properly cleaned.
- You should not touch your mouth, nose or eyes after handling any objects, particularly in public places, without first washing your hands.
- We must protect in particular the people in the highest risk groups: the elderly and people with chronic diseases.
- Use the healthcare system responsibly and only go to healthcare facilities if strictly necessary.
Debido a la crisis sanitaria, se han cancelado los exámenes de IB y A-Levels. ¿Podré ser matriculado presentando el Predicted grade?
Yes, due to this special situation “Predicted Grades” will be accepted by the admissions team.
Our prediction, and hope, is to start the regular/in-person academic year in September as long as local authorities allow it.
If we are not allowed to start in-person classes in September, does the university have online classes scheduled?
If we can’t start in-person classes in September, classes will be held 100% Online.
At CIS Endicott we’ve been teaching virtual classes throughout Spring and Summer semesters with innovative methodologies that simulate in-person education. Students will continue to receive the same practical and quality education.
I need certain documents to complete the admission process but my current High School/College is closed due to the health crisis, can I complete the admission process without those documents?
If you cannot submit all the required documents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll address your case individually.
That will depend on regulations established in the country of origin and in Spain regarding the health alert. Classes could start online, if necessary.
What happens if I am admitted but I can’t obtain a student visa because Consulates and Embassies are closed?
You can enter Spain as a tourist without a visa, with a valid passport and a return ticket for the next 90 days. During your first 60 days in Spain/European Union, you’ll have to process your Student Permit. This only applies to students from countries with a Tourist Visa waiver agreement with Spain.