Institutions Make Decisions on Summer Travel to Nepal

May 8, 2015

Columbia University has prohibited all university-related undergraduate travel to Nepal following the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Duke University has also restricted travel to Nepal, and Arizona State University has canceled its summer study abroad programs there. SIT Study Abroad is still assessing the situation and expects to make a decision about whether to run its summer program focusing on geoscience in the Himalayas within the next week, according to the vice provost, Priscilla Stone.

The U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have both recommended that nonessential travel to Nepal be deferred.

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