ASU cancels South Korea study abroad programs because of coronavirus
Arizona State University has canceled its study abroad programs in South Korea because of the new coronavirus outbreak, the university announced.
The decision, effective Wednesday, comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced South Korea had been elevated to a Level 3 warning, recommending no non-essential travel to the country.
The university had previously banned all travel to China for students amid the outbreak of the virus, also known as COVID-19.
ASU was assisting with flight arrangements and travel plans for students who were already in the country, according to a university spokesperson.
ASU does not plan to cancel or reroute any study abroad programs in Europe at this time, according to a university spokesperson.
The university said it would continue to monitor the outbreak updates and respond accordingly.
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