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Email to Students: Answering Your Questions About Coronavirus as it Relates to Study Abroad

By Vienna Chapin, Study Abroad Program Specialist

I am sure you’ve been hearing about the Coronavirus, and you may be wondering what the impact might be on your plans to study abroad this summer. As always, your safety is our top priority. I am contacting you to ensure that you are aware of the new alerts regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and where to find this information. We encourage you to stay informed on the situation as it relates to your upcoming Michigan Tech faculty-led study abroad program.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring developments around an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The most up-to-date information on travel advisors can be found at CDC’s Information for Travel.

Michigan Tech University has updated the Health Alerts website with this information and will continue to update information on COVID-19 precautions pertinent to our University community.

Michigan Tech Study Abroad staff is working closely with Michigan Tech University Environmental Health and Safety, and with your Michigan Tech study abroad faculty to monitor the situation, and will be in communication with you should the status of your upcoming Michigan Tech faculty-led study abroad program change.

I understand you may be concerned about your health and safety as it relates to studying abroad. If you have any questions, please contact me by email, or by phone 906-487-1876.