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Thursday September 23rd

Study Abroad



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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Sophomore Morehead-Cain Scholar Ruth Samuel poses in front of the Plaza de España. "Here’s me on my second day in Spain in front of the Plaza de España in Sevilla, where Game of Thrones (and I think Star Wars) has been filmed!"

The untold truth of being Black and studying abroad

Studying abroad as a Black student is a very different experience from studying abroad as a white student. Some students are forced to face situations where they are the only Black person in their region and treated as an oddity, and oftentimes they lack advisers who understand their problems. 

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