Sarah Lawrence College Responds to Potential Impact of Hurricane Irma on Study Abroad Students and Staff in Cuba

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As Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 storm, advances through the Caribbean and approaches Cuba, Sarah Lawrence College has taken precautions to ensure the safety of the students and staff in its study abroad program centered in Havana. On Thursday, September 7, all students—those from Sarah Lawrence and guests from other institutions—and the program’s director and assistant director will fly from Havana to the College’s campus in Bronxville, New York. At the present time, the group is scheduled to remain in New York for one week, provided conditions in Cuba allow for a safe return. Classes will continue to ensure minimal disruption to the program’s curriculum and schedule. Administrators from Sarah Lawrence will monitor the situation closely as it unfolds, and will act accordingly to continue to ensure the safety of all involved.