The continued spread of coronavirus has resulted in the cancellation of yet another UF study abroad program.
UF announced Monday it will cancel the Busch Gardens Institute of Amusement program in Tampa, FL, said UF spokesperson Eve Oviedo. The university is currently working to bring faculty and students home for the remainder of the Spring semester, he said.
Two presumptive positive cases of coronavirus were reported in Hillsborough County and Manatee County Sunday night. UF decided to cancel the program in Tampa out of “an abundance of caution.”
Students affected by the cancellation will receive a Greyhound ticket back to Gainesville and a single face mask for the ride.
“Bro I don’t know when is the next time I’ll be able to go back to Tampa. It was really a one-in-a-lifetime sort of program,”
Bud Wiserman, a junior said. Wiserman says he hopes to transfer into the urban development study abroad program currently taking place in Hialeah.
Participants of the program were able to attend Busch Gardens, sit around in traffic, and flex on USF students.