By Lorelle Meadows, Dean of the Pavlis Honors College
Dear Summer 2020 Study Abroad Students,
On March 1, 2020 the CDC issued guidance to universities recommending that they consider postponing or canceling student foreign exchange programs.
Regrettably, in order to protect student and faculty health, and to minimize the financial impact to all involved, Michigan Tech is cancelling all study abroad programs departing May through July 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This includes both faculty-led programs and study abroad programs operated by third-party providers. Like you, we are deeply disappointed by the need to make this decision. We highly value the unique, soul-enriching, perspective-changing experience of study abroad. Ultimately, our higher priorities must be to protect your personal health, minimize disruptions to your academic success, and promote the well-being of the entire Michigan Technological University community.
We know that this decision will affect each of you in different ways. For that reason, we ask that you each complete this Google form to enable us to better assist you with the consequences of this change in plans. Students who have made financial commitments will be contacted by a member of our study abroad team after the Google form is submitted. Students with questions about how this cancellation affects degree programs including minors and certificates, should contact academic advisors and faculty program leaders as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact Vienna Chapin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-487-1876.