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Amid coronavirus threat, study abroad programs in China canceled

LOS ANGELES - Last summer, Andie Yu arrived in Beijing for a yearlong program at Peking University. The University of California, Irvine computer science student from Las Vegas was eager to improve her Mandarin and gain experience to be a more competitive job candidate in China.

But her program was cut short after the University of California suspended all non-essential travel to China, including study abroad programs, in response to the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Now Yu, 23, an American citizen, is stuck in Xiamen, China, where she has relatives. She booked a flight to Los Angeles but is unsure when she'll make

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