Cancellation of student exchange programmes to Italy

04 Mar 2020

In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation in Italy, SMU has decided to cancel all exchange programmes to Italy with immediate effect.

We have reached out to all affected students who are on student exchange programmes in Italy informing them to make arrangements to return to Singapore as soon as possible.

We appreciate that this will be disappointing news for students but we have made a considered decision that has taken note of a range of emerging advice on safety in Italy. Our foremost concern is the safety and well-being of our students.

The University is in discussions with our partner universities in Italy on the possibility of offering distance learning as an alternative to those affected by this cancellation and will keep students informed of the latest arrangements in due course. We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, take guidance from official advisories and adjust our measures accordingly.