Students will likely not be able to use University funds for summer work or travel in Mexico due to an outbreak of swine flu, University Provost Peter Salovey announced Friday. The U.S. State Department issued a standing travel advisory last week urging U.S. citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Mexico, and the University is adhering to those guidelines, Salovey said.
In the unlikely event that the advisory is lifted, undergraduates would be able to use University funds for travel.
It was not immediately clear Friday how many students the decision will affect. Only undergraduates are subject to the restrictions, Salovey’s e-mail said, while graduate and professional school students are urged to use “good judgment” in deciding whether to travel to Mexico this summer.
This announcement follows the University’s Tuesday decision to cancel its Bulldogs in Mexico program this summer, and a summer session held at the
university Tecnologico de Monterrey.