MSU Plans to Return Israel Abroad Students
MSU has decided that students studying abroad in Israel should return to Michigan. This was decided from the recent air raid activity.
“They are not in any imminent danger in Jerusalem, but we just feel that the general situation in Israel is deteriorating and it is not certain that if it does get worse that we’ll be able to evacuate them if we need to,” Fairfax said. “We feel it’s best to end it now.”
The university also offered to bring back two students and a professor who traveled there independently. The students declined.
Should MSU have forced these students to return home or would it have been best to just offer the chance?
Doing a little more searching I found another article on the matter. The early departure is mandatory, however it only cut a week of studies. Granted the final week is one of the most crucial weeks of a semester, but MSU is trying to make it up by paying for the returning trip and setting up classes on campus to make up lost time. According to one of the students they did not want to leave so early considering the conflict is about 4 hours away.