University of Arkansas Cancels China Study Abroad Trips

Amelia Delon, West and Local News

Worried about the spread of China’s virus outbreak, the University of Arkansas canceled its program studying abroad there in May. About 60 students were scheduled to take that course, and they had invested in the trip financially so they are being given opportunities to study in other parts of the world instead. Lancaster Richmond, a student at the University of Arkansas, was supposed to visit Beijing and Shanghai for a requirement of her MBA program, and is now going to Chile, “I was obviously disappointed, but I understand the University is doing whatever they can in our best interest..” says Richmond. 

Many other Universities and schools are canceling travel to China/Midwest regions because of the higher risk of contracting the current spreading epidemic. Some schools are also postponing exchange students coming from those areas.