Japan study abroad program suspended for remainder of semester

As reported yesterday on temple-news.com, Temple University Japan will be evacuating its remaining 200 U.S. students from its Tokyo campus.

Additionally, the Temple Japan study abroad program has been suspended for the remainder of the semester, an announcement on the TUJ website reads.

According to the website, the university will assist students in completing their coursework at Main Campus or by other means.

The chartered flight will leave from Narita International Airport on Sunday, March 20 with a destination of Hong Kong.

While Temple is covering the initial cost to Hong Kong, students are responsible for paying for flights to their final destinations – but can be reimbursed at a later date.

The announcement states that students who have not already planned a flight home and do not sign up for Temple’s chartered flight will not be assisted in arranging a trip for a later date.

Although TUJ plans on re-opening March 28, the announcement is clear that nothing is set in stone.

“However, whether or not TUJ re-starts for the spring semester, every effort will be made to help all students fulfill their academic requirements for the semester,” the announcement states.

Check Broad & Cecil, temple-news.com, and Tuesday’s issue of The Temple News for updates.