When a group of UVA students were told that the U.K. will no longer grant them a study abroad visa, the students reacted like students at a school assembly.
They took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to voice their outrage.
“How do you not think it is an injustice for a country to ban a student from studying in another country?” asked one.
“Why does it not just be that all countries that can grant a study in your country must be included?” asked another.
“The U.k. cannot possibly be a place for all students, yet it is the only place on earth where study abroad is allowed,” said one UVA student.
“I hope that UVA does the right thing and allows us to go abroad,” said another.
Some students were so offended that they left their posts.
“To be honest, I would not have been able to leave my post on social media without deleting my post,” one student wrote.
The UVA Office of the General Counsel told the Boston Globe that it is reviewing the tweet.
“This is an ongoing internal investigation and we are reviewing the tweets and are in the process of removing them,” the statement said.
UVA President Teresa Sullivan has said that the university will work with the UK. to find a solution to this issue.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his support for the UVA case and called for U.UK to make sure that the students will not be barred from studying abroad.
Uva student Shamsul Ali told the Associated Press that he thinks the students have a right to express their views on U.
Va. campus, but that the school is still a safe place to study.
“They shouldn’t be treated differently than any other student,” Ali said.
So, I think the students are wrong.” “
If the university was so concerned about the students’ safety, they would have at least offered them a place to stay, but they did not do that.
So, I think the students are wrong.”
The Boston Globe reports that the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth has been contacted by UVA and asked to investigate the situation.
“We have not received a formal request for a review,” a spokesperson told the newspaper.
“UVA takes all complaints of racism and xenophobia seriously and will ensure all students are safe and protected.”
The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.