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SDSU suspends study abroad programs in Italy amid coronavirus

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 22:24:00-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego State University is suspending spring 2020 programs to Italy amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The university said in an update to students Monday that it was calling all students studying abroad in Italy back to the United States.

The decision was made due to the elevated level three travel advisories the CDC and State Department issued for the country.

RELATED: UC San Diego, SDSU cancel South Korea study abroad programs due to coronavirus

“With the exception of study abroad programs in China, South Korea and Italy, SDSU remains open and classes will continue as usual,” the university said.

At the moment, the university doesn’t have any plans to cancel classes. University officials say they won’t make such plans unless directed by the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

In late February, both San Diego State University and UC San Diego canceled study abroad programs in South Korea amid the spread of coronavirus.