Rome, Italy, Mar 1, 2020 / 19:03 pm
Several Catholic colleges and universities with study abroad programs in Italy have ended the semester early and are sending students back to the United States amid the coronavirus outbreak.
One of these schools is The University of Notre Dame, which announced Friday it had canceled the remainder of its Rome Global Gateway program and was flying the 106 students back to the U.S. as soon as possible.
The university also asked students to self-quarantine at home for 14 days, and to receive a doctor's clearance, following their re-entry to the U.S.
Christendom College, based in Front Royal, Va., decided Feb. 29 to suspend its Rome-based study abroad program beginning March 6.