BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Canisius College is requesting its 25 students who are studying abroad to return home in the wake of coronavirus.
However, Canisius College President John Hurley said most of the students have opted to stay in the countries that they are studying in.
"Their decision to stay is one they need to make in consultation with their parents," Hurley said Tuesday. "Our suggestion is that they take the opportunity now to come home. That's particularly the case with a couple of students we have in Florence in a program."
Canisius is prohibiting college-sponsored or related international travel to any countries designation by the CDC as a Level 4 or Level 3. Those countries include China, Italy, South Korea, and Iran. They are considering prohibiting travel to other countries, too. Hurley said summer trips are being planned and there hasn't been a final decision made on whether or not those trips will happen.
As WBEN reported, Daemen College and Niagara University have required some students come home from countries impacted by coronavirus. Niagara University altered a study abroad program to give some students more weeks at another location that has not had as large an impact as countries like Italy. Hurley said their study abroad programs are single-location programs.