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COVID-19: MU cancels summer 2020 study abroad programs

The MU International Center, along with the rest of the university, has been continually monitoring COVID-19. Today, the U.S. Department of State issued a global level 4 health advisory, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a global level 2 travel alert, along with level 3 travel warnings for countries including China, South Korea and all of Europe. In light on the current situation and in accordance with the MU Student International Travel Policy, all university-sponsored study abroad programs for summer 2020 have been canceled. This includes August programs.

We will not consider appeals for study abroad or university-related international travel while the Department of State global level 4 health advisory is in place.*

Students will not be charged for any program expenses billed by MU. If you had applied to an affiliated program, please follow-up with that provider regarding billing. If you have already purchased airfare for your program, we ask that you cancel your ticket and ask for a full refund from the airline. If you are unable to do that, or you have to pay cancellation fees, keep all receipts and notify your study abroad adviser.

We recognize that this is a great disappointment, and our hope is that students will have another opportunity to study abroad in the future. If you need to find alternate course options for this summer, please contact your academic adviser.


*This message originally indicated that individual student appeals would be considered, and was updated Tuesday, March 24, 2020, to reflect current university policy.

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