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Some MSU students struggle to return after being called back from studies abroad.

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Two students talk about their experiences being quarantined and must return to the US after their study abroad program is canceled.

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EAST LANSING – Michigan State University junior .. Sam Spitzley has studied abroad in Freiburg, Germany since autumn

Last week, she was told she should be at home in a matter of days. Threats COVID-19 has submitted its program and many others like it into a tailspin.

“We were given deadlines, with the March 22 return,” said Spitzley Thursday night. “It’s crazy, none of us know what happened.”

Then he received a second email, saying he had to return on March 17, he said.

He had already booked flights, but beyond the deadline.

“Now, I do not even have enough money to return to the US,” said Spitzley.

As Spitzley, many students scrambling to flee for their lives in other countries to return to a normal life is not so in the US, with more questions than answers.

“Now, I do not even have enough money to go back to the US”

Close to 250 students have been called back from a program run by the Office of MSU for Education Abroad, said Executive Director Opal Leeman Bartzis.

“As we consider all these aspects have an early return of students from abroad, we make decisions solely in accordance with (student) safety and cost,” said Bartzis.

Getting students back safely, along with the likes Spitzley who are in programs sponsored by other schools, is the top priority of the university.

MSU has provided financial assistance to students in a program run through Education offices abroad, their return air tickets or even help cover the costs up front.

“As we consider all these aspects have an early return of students from abroad, we make decisions solely in accordance with (students’) safety and cost. “”

‘We are asking the students to first contact their airlines, “said Bartzis.” For students who are forced to buy a new ticket, we will replace. They were given the directions in the email. “

Bartzis said students are also made aware of what might be required of them after returning that includes self-quarantine or screening for coronavirus.

situation is different for students in programs run by other schools, as Spitzley participate in, American Year in Freiburg.

Since education MSU abroad does not oversee the program, he left some participants to pay out of pocket for the tickets they do not think they have to buy so quickly.

“We have signed a contract for the apartment, bank accounts, telephone bills,” said Spitzley. “All these things don ‘t look like much. “

a view from the beer garden Freiburg, Germany, where Sam Spitzley, a junior MSU was studying for 2019-2020 academic year. (Photo: Submitted / Sam Spitzley)

He also struggled to leave the place he now has grown to love. So has fellow second-year MSU student Sammy Schuck, who left his mother’s side of the family in Germany: his mother was born and raised there

“I do not believe it to be honest,” Schuck. said. “It ended so suddenly … I just do not know what I’ll do when I get back … why I would go to America and put yourself at risk? ‘

Schuck and Spitzley both say they do not know what will happen after they arrive in the United States at the airport.

Sammy Schuck is one of many MSU students overseas in Europe, he has since returned to the US after being called back this past week. (Photo: Submitted / Sammy Schuck)

Spitzley said he only received two emails from the program as of March 13th to tell when he should return to the US Both of an email by what will happen after he returned, he said.

He has not yet returned from Germany on March 16.

Abigail Brasher, a student at MSU who are studying in Valencia, Spain, organized by the University of Virginia, said an adviser of MSU exit to Valencia less than two weeks ago “and told us that it closes the program even not on the radar, that this problem is not urgent for us in Spain. ”

He and the other students in Spain to receive news from the travel ban and then mandated flight before March 13 at midnight locate to, Brasher said in an email.

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The next day they booked the next possible flight through a travel agent.

Brasher said late on March 13 that he has four full-flight changes for airports and aircraft packed. because she has been outside of the US returns.

“I’m trying to figure out the current situation,” said another student of MSU, Isabella Green, who is studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. She got an email on Friday saying he had to return to the US on Tuesday.

South Africa is not limited by a travel ban recently.

travel ban Donald Trump announced by the president last week, applies only to those whose arrival 14 days after the ban took place and not a US citizen.

Spitzley said two students with him in Freiburg from China and South Korea, studied at MSU on a student visa.

Now, he said, they were asked to return to the two countries that has some the highest rate of confirmed cases because they are not technically US citizens.

“We were not sure what to expect after we pass through customs,” said Brasher. “We’re not sure what you may have a medical examination after landing, but I would imagine we would, at least, getting our temperature taken.”

MSU political science student Josiah Leach should study abroad in Amsterdam this summer.

Now he’s struggling to find internships, summer jobs or housing.

“I will use this trip too Amsterdam to do my field experience to graduation from James Madison College,” said Leach. “It’s graduation plan screw me a lot.”

A letter from the university in view of the state program “Education Abroad will return all program costs MSU paid to date, including the registration fee of $ 100 and revenue costs $ 200.”

MSU has suspended all 2019-20 academic year, spring 2020 and summer 2020 program.

Bartzis said MSU has committed “to ensure that students can receive full credit for half of them, although this may require a combination of work completed abroad and the solution of academic creative of MSU is required.”

“School-wise, we were told that we would take classes online to complete our credit up. They do not explain how this would work, “Brasher said.

Contact Joe Dandron in jdandron@lsj.com or (517) 377-1065. Follow him on Twitter @JosephDandronMI.

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