Summer study abroad programs canceled in compliance with travel advisory

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All Kansas State summer education abroad programs are canceled in order to comply with the United States State Department’s Level 4 — Do Not Travel Global Health Advisory.

“The university canceled all summer education abroad programs in compliance with this and to give participants a sense of certainty,” Joesph Milostan, director of education aboard programs, said via email.

Milostan added students would begin purchasing flights, housing and paying program fees around this time, so programs were canceled in order to “protect” students from these financial challenges.

“We made the difficult decision to cancel summer programs now, before students began making financial commitments,” Milostan said.

Both faculty led and individual study abroad trips are affected by this cancelation.

Previously, the university banned all faculty-led and university sponsored trips to countries with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention level three travel advisory indefinitely.

The K-State Today press release states all students currently studying abroad are advised to return to the U.S. as soon as possible. Returning students should follow up with their local health officials for a health screening followed by a 14-day quarantine period.

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