All undergraduate study abroad programs for the upcoming fall semester have been canceled.
All spring 2021 study abroad programs are suspended due to COVID-19 concerns, the Office of Overseas Programs announced Friday.
The Department of Overseas Programs at Washington University is making day-by-day decisions as to whether fall 2020 study abroad programs will be able to continue as planned, in part due to if travel restrictions will be lifted in time.
In less than 24 hours, junior David Easton packed up his belongings, said goodbye to friends, traveled from Germany to Paris and got on a plane back to the United States. He hadn’t slept in 40 hours.
Washington University extended its travel suspension to Italy, Feb. 28, resulting in widespread uncertainty for abroad students suddenly forced to return home.
In line with the travel suspension condition implemented by the Washington University International Travel Oversight Committee for all University-sponsored and University-supported travel to mainland China on Jan. 29, the Shanghai study abroad program has officially been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The final semester of Washington University’s Global MedPrep Scholars Program is at risk of being cancelled due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak which would result in a complete lack of opportunities for students to study in mainland China.
Most people know that the Office of Student of Financial Services (SFS) is where students go to help finance tuition, room and board. However, many don’t realize just how much SFS can give students or how their processes work. The aim of this article is to help give students a holistic overview of how to take advantage of everything SFS offers.
Wash. U. encourages students to study abroad, but does not match that enthusiasm with appropriate financial policies. If the University wants to live up to its word of ensuring that students have a well-rounded college experience and compete with other peer institutions, Wash. U. should not force students to pay University tuition while studying abroad.
SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUE: What if I told you that you could save thousands of dollars for a semester in housing and food costs by studying in Central London instead of St. Louis? No, the United Kingdom has not suffered the biggest financial crisis in modern history, and, no, St. Louis has not suddenly transformed into the new Manhattan.
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