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Mar. 11, 2020 – Message to study abroad participants regarding presidential proclamation

Posted by on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Community Messages.

You are likely aware of this evening’s announcement that the federal government is restricting travel from Europe to the United States for the foreseeable future, starting Friday, March 13.

Like you, we are also working to understand the details of the announcement.

It appears this development does not apply to United States citizens or legal permanent residents, according to a presidential proclamation issued by President Trump. 

We understand these are unprecedented times and stand by to assist you to the extent that we can as this situation continues to rapidly evolve. 

We encourage you to be in regular contact with your study abroad program provider so that you have the most up-to-date information about any adjustments they are making right now and can make the best decision for you and your family going forward.

If students choose to leave a program and return home, we respect that decision. Students should contact the Global Education Office for coordination assistance as soon as a decision has been made, and we would recommend they notify their academic adviser of their choice as well. We will work with our partners to try to support students’ completion of their work with study abroad programs, but awarding of academic credit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and is not guaranteed.

We understand that personal tolerance for risk may vary, and that final decisions will be made between students and their families.