Four Winter Term Study Abroad Courses Canceled
“Everything they told us sounded amazing. So I was really upset, to say the least,” Sophomore Laura McCabe told Phoenix14 News on Friday.
Laura is just one of many students who found out their study abroad was canceled. Students enrolled in the Guam, Australia: Indigenous Studies, Honduras, and Spain programs got an email last week.
“As you know the course to Australia for Winter Term has not met the minimum enrollment to run. We regret to inform you that the course has been officially canceled.”
The study abroad office wouldn’t comment on the recent changes.
“It’s really a shame. Two of my friends are seniors and they didn’t get to go to Australia, the trip of their choice,” Laura said.
“I was assigned a group. And we kind of got the ball rolling and they got all our hopes up.”
Now the only hope is to find another option. With four winter-term study abroad trips canceled, students are scrambling to find their way.
“My roommate came in. I said nope! I got to find another trip to go on because I really wanted to study abroad and have that opportunity.”
But this opportunity doesn’t come easily for everyone. A downturn in the economy means that some students can’t afford a five thousand dollar trip.
-Melissa LockleyExplore posts in the same categories: News