Madison suspends 2 exchange programs in wake of virus


University administration is also continuing to monitor the coronavirus risk near all SU Abroad centers and plans to suspend additional abroad programs if necessary, Syverud said.

"In response, UW Oshkosh has suspended a spring semester program to South Korea, which affects two students".

The decision to suspend the program affects five students who are now enrolled at two different universities in Seoul, UW spokesperson Meredith McGlone told Channel 3000. A spokeswoman says, "UC International as well as faculty and academic departments are monitoring events and considering how to best assure academic progress and enrichment despite current or potential travel disruptions".

Emerson College students overseas in the Netherlands have also been restricted from traveling outside of that country until at least March 15, and Emerson has canceled those students' upcoming trip to Milan.

As new areas are hit each day, the university says students who find themselves in risky situations should contact the school and they will work with them to get them out of the area. Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton has expanded its suspension of university-related travel to include trips to China and South Korea.

The university suspended its Chinese study-abroad program in late January.

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The main campus will continue to operate normally, according to the university. There are now more than 80,000 individual cases of the novel virus - known as COVID-19 - worldwide, while over 2,700 people have died in the outbreak, according to Wednesday estimates. "As any new area or country is sort of added onto the list, we quickly mobilize. we see if there's any students there, faculty there".

The president of Assumption College in Worcester, Francesco Cesareo, said the school has 21 students studying in Italy right now; 18 in Rome, and three in Florence.

Those returning from Tuscany are required to return to their homes until the conclusion of Spring Break on March 22. The numbers of cases there has hit 650 with 17 deaths.

Italy has reported 322 cases, while Japan has reported 164.

Insider has reached out to Marist College and the Eastern College Consortium, which works with Wesleyan University and Wellesley and Vassar colleges, for information about their programs in Italy.