MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin students whose study abroad trips to Mexico were sunk because of flu concerns are being offered other options.
Last Friday, university officials canceled the trips this summer because of the so-called swine flu, or H1N1 virus, outbreak.
To compensate, UW officials have set up alternate plans to replace the Mexico trip. However, for some students like junior Nora Alpers, it’s just not the same.
“We had just gotten the information about our families and so I was really excited,” she said. “I was getting to that point where I was ready to go and I could see everything coming into place.
“Venezuela and Spain were offered as alternatives, but the trip would be two weeks shorter and cost more than $1,000 extra.