Text of Kent State email canceling summer study abroad and away trips, 3-25-2020

Kent State Cancels Study Abroad and Study Away Trips for Summer 2020, Provides Guidance for Summer Sessions

Kent State University has made the difficult decision to cancel all study abroad (international) and study away (domestic) trips scheduled for summer 2020. This decision is based on our monitoring of the spread of COVID-19 both in our region and across the globe. As we work with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to understand more about the effects of the virus on our community, we felt it best to share this news with you now.

Kent State will continue with our robust summer offerings during Intersession (May 14-June 3), Summer I (June 4-July 8) and Summer II (June 4-July 29) by remote instruction (synchronous and asynchronous) only. Moreover, any other scheduled summer course that begins before July 9 will be delivered through remote instruction only. 

For questions about summer courses, students should contact the department chair or faculty member of the course.

We will continue to monitor the progression of COVID-19 and make a decision about Summer III (July 9-Aug. 12) and other courses that begin on July 9 or after by late May.

Decisions about clinicals, practica and internships will be made on an ongoing basis in consultation with chairs and directors of the academic program areas.

We hope that spring break is providing both a needed break from coursework and some additional time to adjust to remote learning. Most of all, we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy, and we look forward to connecting with each of you following spring break for these final weeks of the spring semester.

Please remember to treat each other with kindness and respect in all that we do as Flashes take care of Flashes.