UC Education Abroad Program cancels fall programming

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The UC Education Abroad Program, or UCEAP, announced Tuesday the suspension of its fall programming in light of COVID-19 conditions worldwide.

Students who have had their programming suspended will not be charged withdrawal or cancellation fees, and campus study abroad offices will notify campus financial aid and registrar’s offices on behalf of the affected students, according to an email from Vivian-Lee Nyitray, associate vice provost and executive director of UCEAP.

Additionally, some students may be able to transfer their study abroad applications to spring 2021 and will be eligible to apply for fall 2021, according to the email. Students who received UCEAP scholarships will be contacted separately with options.

“We understand the disappointment this news brings, especially given the amount of work you’ve done to prepare for your experience,” Nyitray said in the email to students. “Please know this decision was not made lightly; our concern for your well-being made this the best choice.”

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