Broadreach Programs and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


This page will be updated regularly – please continue to check back for the latest information as it pertains to Broadreach programs. Please call 919-256-8200 to speak with someone if you have specific questions.


March 13, 2020

We have been talking with families about COVID-19 and how it may impact their summer plans. We are continuously monitoring new information and will be evaluating how conditions evolve as we get closer to summer. Most enrolled families are currently watching and waiting with us, and we remain hopeful for another amazing summer.

We are committed to remaining transparent with our families and want you to feel confident enrolling with us. We are offering $500 dollars off the cost of any program if you purchase the comprehensive travel insurance policy available when you enroll. Here are the details:

  • Use the code SUMMER2020 when you enroll. You must purchase the comprehensive travel insurance on your Broadreach application at the time of enrollment.
  • If you decide to cancel your summer plans with Broadreach, you may receive a 75% refund from insurance or transfer your tuition payment to a 2021 program – we’ll lock in our 2020 prices for you. (Some exclusions apply. Please contact us for details.)
  • If your program is cancelled, we will offer you the option to switch to another program, receive a credit for a 2021 program or refund your tuition.


Please call us to discuss any questions or concerns you have at 919-256-8200. We’d love to discuss options with you and help you enroll in a Broadreach summer program.


March 3, 2020

Broadreach is closely monitoring travel recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. State Department related to the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are committed to continuous evaluation of how COVID-19 impacts the risks associated with travel in general, as well as specific Broadreach programs.

Right now, we are operating as if our summer programs will run as scheduled. We have strong relationships with those in the Broadreach community, both in the countries we visit and here in the United States, and value the opportunities students have to experience adventures abroad. Given the seasonal nature of our business, we currently aim to maintain our 2020 summer program operations in as many locations as we are able. Student safety remains our priority and – as we continue to learn more about the impacts of COVID-19 – our focus will be on supporting the health of our students, instructors and the communities we work with at home and abroad.

We continue to consult with trusted sources, such as the CDC, WHO and U.S. State Department, for guidance. One of our directors, Kate Farthing, serves on the CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) and is receiving direct updates from her CDC colleagues. You can sign up for the CDC newsletter here, which will provide weekly emails about the COVID-19 outbreak.

We will continue to update this page with relevant updates and information and provide direct communication to our enrolled families and instructors about any new developments.

If you are a family who is already enrolled and are looking for specific information about your program, feel free to give us a call at 919-256-8200 or email your program coordinator. We’d be happy to speak with you.