Dear Syria students,
We are very sorry to inform you that, due to continued unrest and the possibility of civil violence throughout the country, Boston University will not be able to offer the Syria Archaeological Field School for Summer 2011.
This action was not taken lightly. It is consistent with the travel warning issued on April 3 by the U.S. State Department. The safety and well being of Boston University students and staff are of primary concern, and the uncertainty of the situation in Syria (and throughout the Middle East) has convinced us that this is the most prudent course of action.
The State Department warning can be viewed at:
We understand that many of you are counting on participating in a field school this summer and we are working to identify alternate programs for you. Please contact Amber Thacher, Program Manager as soon as possible so that we can offer assistance, at firstname.lastname@example.org.