Bold Earth’s Approach to COVID-19

Updated January 13, 2023.

Dear Bold Earth families,

Bold Earth prioritizes student safety through all aspects of our program operations. Understanding the ongoing and ever-changing COVID-19 situation globally remains at the forefront of our safety focus, and in an effort to ensure clear alignment with families and students, we’re providing an update on our vaccination requirements for summer 2023 programming. 

Vaccination policy

For domestic programs within the United States, Bold Earth strongly recommends but does not require all students to remain fully vaccinated and up-to-date with their vaccinations including COVID-19. 

For international programs, Bold Earth is requiring students to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

All Bold Earth staff will be fully vaccinated including booster vaccinations as per Centers for Disease Control guidelines. 
Vaccination requirements for international programs are based on our need to protect the communities and regions we visit during our programs. It is our responsibility to prevent the transmission of illness to the best of our ability as guests in these areas. Likewise, we recognize the potential for global entry and exit travel requirements to change, and therefore, we want to ensure our staff and students are vaccinated to simplify any potential adjustments to entry/exit requirements.

COVID testing and other protocols

We will publish our finalized COVID protocols (including testing requirements if there are any) in the spring. This will allow us to have a more complete understanding of the environment we will be operating in this summer. Please feel free to direct any questions to the Bold Earth office.