WSU asks students studying in Italy to return home as coronavirus outbreak spreads

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PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University is the latest school to ask its students studying abroad in Italy to return home.

The university cited the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of State, recommending all U.S. residents to avoid unncessary travel to the country.

Students will return to their homes, not campus. The Office of International Programs is working to support those impacted students as they make arrangements to return home. The university did not state how students will finish out their courses.

Last week, Gonzaga University suspended courses at its campus in Florence. Those students were also asked to return to their homes, where they will likely finish their semester through online courses.

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