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Update - Study Abroad Programs

 

Previous updates and messages to the University community and links to CDC tips for cold and flu prevention and Ohio Department of Health, CDC and World Health Organization information on the coronavirus can be found here.

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March 4, 2020

The University has suspended two study abroad programs to China scheduled for the summer and advised students in South Korea and Italy to return home. The University, along with our study abroad partners, will support them in their transitions back to the United States. We are communicating individually with affected students and families.  

We will continue to monitor this evolving global situation to assist other students, faculty and staff who may be affected. At this time, we are carefully and continually monitoring and consulting health and safety experts on a country by country basis to assess the impact and risk in each case. These sources include the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of State, World Health Organization, local partners and health organizations in-country, and International SOS.  

Should there be a case of coronavirus on campus, the University will follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines. 

The University always works with any students who may need summer housing for a variety of situations.

Regarding study abroad programs for destinations other than China, Korea and Italy. the University of Dayton is aware of the Centers for Disease Control guidance that was issued on March 1 suggesting that institutions of higher education consider suspending current and upcoming study abroad and exchange programs.

We have reviewed this guidance, along with advice from the World Health Organization, which advises against blanket travel restrictions. At this time, we are carefully and continually monitoring and consulting our health and safety experts on a country by country basis to assess the impact and risk in each case.

These sources do include the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of State, World Health Organization, local partners and health organizations in-country, and International SOS.

We will continue to keep you posted and reach out should anything change for your specific program. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remains our top priority.