At the end of March, more than 1,200 NTNU students were to travel to Tokyo to study, but the trip is now canceled, VG reports.
The academic content of the trip has been canceled following an assessment made by the management at the school. The cancellation affects students at four faculties at NTNU, according to the newspaper.
The students have paid between 16,000 and 18,000 NOK for the trip. It is currently unclear how much money they will receive back. The Rector for Education, Berit Kjeldstad, says that the university cannot provide a guarantee for compensation, but that they are working to ensure that the students receive the least possible financial loss.
The students are still free to travel, but this will be without academic content and at their own risk.
– “If they do travel, they are not to come back on campus until two weeks after they return. We want to prevent infection,” Kjeldstad tells VG.
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