The University of Iowa

In the news: University of Iowa students react to Spring study abroad cancelation

November 2nd, 2020

Mary Hartel, The Daily Iowan

On Oct. 21, the University of Iowa announced it would canceling spring study abroad and all UI-sponsored student travel.

In an email to The Daily Iowan, Senior Associate Director of UI International Health, Safety and Security Autumn Tallman said the  state Board of Regents made the decision because of the prevalence of COVID-19 in the U.S. and abroad.

Tallman said many universities have made similar decisions in curtailing study abroad for the time being not only for health and safety concerns, but also because travelers may face fluctuating entry restrictions, visa restrictions, and limited flight options to or from some countries.