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3/6/2020 Member News

SPC’s study aboard trips to Italy, Japan impacted by coronavirus COVID-19 reports

St. Petersburg College’s study aboard trip to Italy is on hold due to the increased threat level of the coronavirus COVID-19. Students also have been advised that there is a strong possibility the college’s Japan trip will not take place.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State have raised their travel alerts for Italy from level 2 to level 3, advising citizens to avoid or reconsider their travel plans at this time. Currently, the Japan travel advisory is at level 2 with travelers advised to exercise increased caution.

SPC’s Italy trip was scheduled for May 14 – 25, with June 1- 11 set as the travel dates for the Japan trip.

Decisions about these trips were made in response to country travel warnings, advisories and/or public announcements set forward by the State Department or other agencies such as The World Health Organization and the CDC. The SPC Center for International Programs Office will continue to monitor these reports. If a travel advisory or alert is in effect for the date of any intended college-sponsored and/or arranged travel, the college will further review the plans as the departure date nears.

SPC will continue to communicate updates regarding this matter as needed.