UT extends suspension of study abroad programs to South Korea along with China

Top Stories

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — After suspending its study abroad program for the spring and summer semester to China, the University of Tennessee extended its suspension to South Korea amid fears of the coronavirus.

The school’s Center for Global Engagement that oversees study abroad, the International House, the English Language Institute, and international students announced the suspension on Tuesday.

RELATED | UTK suspends study abroad programs in China

The suspension includes both spring and summer semesters to the two Asian countries.

The school also released an information page on COVID-19 saying there have been no reports of the virus at UT.

MORE ONLINE | 2020 Coronavirus Information: UT Actions and Resources

The site also said UT is coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state Department of Health, Knox County Health Department, and international health safety and security agencies.

The CDC has issued a Level 3 – avoid necessary travel advisory to China. The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 4 do not travel advisory to China.

LATEST STORIES:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coronavirus COVID-19 videos

Biden slams Trump for 'knowingly' lying on COVID

McEnany: Trump 'never lied' to the public on COVID

Trump bemoans virus restrictions in North Carolina

University of Tennessee relocating Massey Hall residents to make room for COVID-19 self-isolation cases

Coronavirus in Tennessee: Knox County reports 100 new cases, 157 new inactive cases

Knox County Health Dept. says plan in place for vaccine distribution

UT Chancellor: Some dodging COVID-19 precautions

Two Tennessee women participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study

Tennessee teachers asking for more safety measures

State launching COVID-19 schools dashboard

Knox County Health Dept.: Numbers reflect new timeframe for inactive cases

Clinton High School cancels next 2 weeks of games due to virus

UT chancellor: Fraternities trying to avoid COVID-19 precautions

Trending Stories

WATE 6 On Your Side Twitter