CMU Monitors Coronavirus Developments in Countries with Study Abroad Students

Schools with study abroad programs are also keeping a close eye on developments with the coronavirus.

That includes Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.

They currently have 16 students studying in Italy and Two in Japan.

The university is staying in touch with those students to make sure they’re following guidelines from the State Department and CDC.

The university is also doing what it can to support students in Mount Pleasant who may have family in countries affected by the virus.

“So it’s really important to us that we are supporting our international students as well so for any students who may have families in affected areas we just want them to know we’re here for them, we refer them to the counseling center and other resources that might help them get through a time that can be really stressful for them,” said Jennifer Evanuik, Executive Director for the Office of Global Engagement.

CMU is also encouraging students to follow any local guidelines put out by officials in Italy and Japan.

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