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Students abroad in Japan to return

Published: March 25, 2011
Section: News

Three students studying abroad in Kyoto, Japan will return to campus by the end of the week, Director of Study Abroad and Assistant Dean of Academic Services J. Scott Van Der Meid wrote in an e-mail.

The students who were studying on a Columbia University program will complete their work remotely at Brandeis and upon passing still receive credit for their semesters.

Three students who had yet to depart on their programs in Japan will not be returning to campus Van der Meid wrote. Those students are working on an individual basis with the office of Study Abroad and the registrar to create new plans that will still allow the students to graduate on time or a semester late.

In regards to a standardized system for dealing with these types of emergency systems, “Brandeis University and the Office of Study abroad has dealt with many situations over the years and have had emergency plans in place to assist students in the past as well as this time for Japan,” Van der Meid wrote.

These students were not able to be reached in time for print.