Marquette University halts study abroad programs due to coronavirus outbreak

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MILWAUKEE — Marquette University is temporarily halting its study abroad programs to Italy and South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to Lynn C. Griffith, Senior Director of University Communication Office of Marketing and Communication at Marquette, Gonzaga University canceled its “Gonzaga in Florence” study abroad program because of concerns related to coronavirus. The program included 11 Marquette students who are now in the process of returning to the United States.

The release said 11 students will not be living in Marquette residence halls for the spring semester, and Gonzaga is in the process of developing plans for course completion.

Two Marquette students were also scheduled to attend Sogang University’s study abroad program in Seoul, South Korea, but the program has since been canceled for the spring.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has also taken similar precautions with the coronavirus, as the university suspended its study abroad program in South Korea.