UNI NEWS SERVICES - Due to numerous factors associated with the spread of COVID-19 here and abroad, the University of Northern Iowa is cancelling its summer study abroad courses.
The difficult decision was made after consultation with numerous campus stakeholders in order to protect students’ health and educational and financial interests.
The decision will impact more than 250 students who planned to study in countries including Egypt, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
UNI is working closely with these students to set up alternative class options to ensure the cancellations do not impact their graduation schedule. The university decided to act now to allow students time to make those arrangements and to protect substantial taxpayer funds that could be lost if a decision was delayed.
Unlike other Regent institutions, UNI faculty design and implement study abroad programs rather than use outside vendors.
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