The University of Iowa

In the news: UI cancels international programs to China this semester due to coronavirus

February 6th, 2020

Annie Fitzpatrick, The Daily Iowan

An outbreak of the coronavirus in China has prompted University of Iowa officials to suspend university-sponsored international programs involving travel to and from China for this semester, with the status of summer programs up in the air.

Dean of International Programs Russell Ganim told *The Daily Iowan* Wednesday that world health crises affect the work the International Programs Office in a major way. Monitoring the spread of the coronavirus β€” the first case was confirmed in the United States in mid-January β€” ultimately led to the decision to halt UI programs abroad.

β€œThe fact is, with respect to the coronavirus, we have canceled all programming in China,” he said.