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UC puts India program on hold

Tuesday June 04, 2002

BERKELEY–The University of California temporarily is suspending its fall 2002 study abroad program in India, citing the military buildup and the threat of war with Pakistan. 

The decision, announced Monday, follows a State Department warning against traveling to India or Pakistan. 

No UC students currently are studying in India, but 16 had been scheduled to go there this summer. 

UC has study abroad sites at New Delhi and Hyderabad. It plans to leave infrastructure and staff in place and will consider reinstating the program if the situation improves. 

UC already has suspended its study abroad program in Israel because of conflict there. 

In past years, the program was temporarily halted in China following the Tiananmen Square uprisings, in the Middle East during the Gulf War and in Indonesia during the 1999 civil unrest there.