New Zealand Study Abroad Program (Spring 2020)
LMU’s study abroad partner in Auckland, New Zealand, The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) has announced that due to ongoing Coronavirus concerns worldwide, students who are studying at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) should begin making travel plans to return home.
We understand that TEAN will be working with AUT and with students on next steps regarding academic continuity and remote learning options. Information about pro-rated refunds of program fees will be provided to students as soon as it is available.
Program participants have been notified and are asked to share return flight itineraries with LMU Study Abroad and with TEAN. This program change takes effect on March 24th; however, students are encouraged to make their flight arrangements to leave New Zealand well before the 24th.
As a reminder, LMU’s 24/7 iSOS travel assistance is available to LMU students in New Zealand (+1 215-942-8478), should you need a referral to medical care, mental health support, or regional travel advisories. In preparing to travel home by plane, we advise students to be familiar with the CDC Guidelines on staying healthy and preventing infection.
The CDC has issued a Level 3 notice for New Zealand, so LMU travel restrictions do apply: Students who are returning from programs abroad or who may have visited Level 2- or Level 3-impacted areas during their travels should self-quarantine for 14 days, as recommended by the CDC, and are restricted from visiting the LMU campus until the minimum 14 days have passed with no symptoms. In the event that any symptoms are noticed, call your health care provider immediately.
We know that the disruption of study abroad plans is challenging and requires tremendous flexibility to adapt. We encourage students to contact LMU Study Abroad and/or TEAN with any questions or concerns at this time. We wish all students safe travels home in the meantime.
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