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Tuesday September 27th

Study Abroad



Members of the Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) at UNC pose at a meeting. Photo courtesy of Francesca Del Posso.

'A really cruel move': International students express concern over ICE visa restrictions

On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced changes to temporary exemptions for students on F-1 and M-1 visas taking online classes in the fall because of the pandemic. Under the exemptions, students who are taking an entirely remote course load are not allowed to remain in the country, and if they do not leave or take measures like transferring to another school with in-person classes, they face potential deportation. 

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UNC cancels all spring 2020 study abroad programs

Spring 2020 study abroad programs to European countries with Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) travel advisories from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been canceled in response to the spread of coronavirus, according to a campus-wide email sent from Thursday. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. A UNC student holds a suitcase and a surgical mask on campus on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The coronavirus has cancelled various study abroad programs. 

Summer study abroad programs through UNC canceled

Summer 2020 study abroad programs through the University have been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus, according to an email from Heather Ward, associate dean for Study Abroad and International Exchanges, sent Thursday and a campus-wide email sent Friday. Students who have signed study abroad contracts already will have their contracts voided and will not be charged administrative fees or other cashier-billed expenses for the program, the email said. 

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