The following email was sent to students studying at the Champlain College Dublin campus and their parents, at 1 PM on Thursday, March 12.
Dear Students and Parents,
Due to the evolving nature of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, including the travel ban announced last night, the Champlain College Dublin program will suspend operations for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester and we have advised students to return home as soon as possible. This news was shared with students at a meeting in Dublin earlier today.
Dr. Stephen Robinson and our colleagues in Dublin are actively working with students to support safe departures and remain available to help book flights home. The Dublin team will also provide support to students during the Dublin shutdown period and until departure.
We recognize that the Dublin study abroad experience is wholly unique; we are working with faculty over the next 10 days to begin the transition to remote learning while maintaining as much of an Irish experience as possible. Once remote instruction begins we are committed to helping students engage in that new environment. We will provide additional details regarding the start of classes via email in the near future.
Upon return to the United States, Champlain College health officials recommend that students self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. As you may be aware, all Champlain College students are expected to stay home when classes resume after spring break.
Our first concern is student safety and to ensure they and their families are supported. Please do not hesitate to contact us (email@example.com or 802-865-8450) with any questions. You will find additional resources, FAQ’s and all institutional updates on The View.
Dr. Noah Goldblatt
Sr. Director, International Education