UC Education Abroad Program suspends spring 2021 programming

Photo of Stephens Hall, home to UC Berkeley's Study Abroad offices
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Stephens Hall houses UC Berkeley's study abroad office. Although some spring 2021 study abroad programs have been canceled, the UC Education Abroad Program is working to provide students with alternatives.

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Update 8/13/2020: This brief has been updated to include additional information from students participating in UCEAP programs.  

The UC Education Abroad Program, or UCEAP, suspended several study abroad programs for spring 2021 Thursday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

At least three programs in Madrid, Hong Kong and Florence, Italy, were canceled, according to emails sent from UCEAP Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost Vivian-Lee Nyitray. The message cited the likelihood of closed borders and quarantine requirements in countries as the reason for the cancellations.

According to the email, UCEAP will work with students to provide them with alternative study abroad programs, some of which start in March or April 2021. Students will receive further information from UCEAP advisers by Aug. 28.

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