The university is canceling all 18 faculty-led Summer 2020 study abroad programs. Programs to France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain had already been canceled March 11. We are now canceling remaining programs to Austria, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Dominican Republic, Poland, Thailand and Vietnam. This decision is based on the U.S. Department of State’s recently issued Level 4 global travel advisory, which has no defined end date. The university is also canceling a planned seminar for 18 students to the United Nations in New York City, which was scheduled to start at the end of May.
Reimbursement may depend on the type of study abroad program and if the student is able to continue their coursework online.
Many students will be able to continue their study abroad coursework online after they return to the U.S. For those students for whom this is not an option, we will work with their academic advisors to identify course options available through UWM.
We are aware of this question and working to provide answers. As this is an evolving situation, we will provide updates as soon as possible.
Faculty-led study abroad programs in the summer of 2020 have been canceled for the following countries: France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain. We are evaluating the remaining faculty-led study abroad summer programs to other countries.
Yes. All study abroad programs currently underway are suspended, and all student who were overseas during the Spring 2020 semester have been recalled.