The University is discontinuing all on-site study abroad programs and directing all students to return home and continue their studies remotely, according to a March 12 University email sent to all Emory students studying abroad.

The email states that before today, students were originally given the option to return home and continue their studies remotely as programs permitted, but due to recent changes, all students studying abroad are now being directed to return home.

The email cites President Donald Trump’s recently announced 30-day travel ban on foreign nationals traveling from European countries and the University’s announcement to postpone classes and transition to remote learning as reasons for the move. 

“As these changes highlight, international travel is growing increasingly inaccessible,” the email reads.

Non-U.S. citizens were instructed to “travel immediately to a location that is suitable to remain for the semester.”