San Diego State University suspends study abroad programs in Italy due to coronavirus

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego State University announced Monday that they are suspending study abroad programs in Italy for the Spring 2020 semester after U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory over the spreading coronavirus.

The university said in a statement that the decision is due to the “elevated level 3 travel advisories the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State have issued for the country” concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The university is calling all students who are currently studying abroad in Italy back to the U.S.

This decision follows earlier decisions to return SDSU students studying in China and South Korea.

The university said it is in direct communication with its study abroad students, and will be offering support for their return.

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