About 2,000 Miami students participate in study abroad programs every year, according to Miami’s Education Abroad website. But, given the current circumstances, traveling to other countries has all but halted.
This fall semester, Miami students were only able to travel to Miami’s sister campus in Luxembourg, and in the spring, the university will allow students that opportunity again.
But some students, like sophomore pre-med student Jillian Petit, say they want more options and opportunities to go to other places around the world.
“I know we can go to Luxembourg, but I am really interested in Latin America,” Petit said. “I just want to be able to choose from a long list of options.”
Some majors, such as those in the international studies program, require a semester abroad. Other students are betting on their semester overseas to count for language and culture credits, Petit says.
“We are aware of these students’