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Future of Study Abroad & Difficulties in Determining Students' Safety

The following in an excerpt of a recent article in The Atlantic entitled, 'After Terror in France and Unrest in Turkey, Schools Grapple with whether to send Students Abroad' that came out on July 20, 2016.

Study-abroad programs are designed to expose students to ideas and cultures different from their own. They are a soft-diplomacy tool, a chance for young people to share positive exchanges with students in parts of the world that aren't always fond of the United States, places with different philosophies for governing and doing business, Studying abroad is not supposed to be easu or comfortable. But it's also not supposed to be fatal. 

A series of recent terrorist attacks and uprisings around the world in the past few weeks have left several students dead. Last week, Nicolas Leslie, a20-year-old UC Berkeley student taking course in France, was among the more than 80 people killed during a terrorist attack in Nice. Another Berkeley student, Tarishi Jain, perished during the attacks earlier this month in Bangladesh, where she was interning through a university program. Earlier this year, the body of an Italina doctoral student was found in Cairo. It showed signs of torture. A University of Wisconsin at Madison student recently turned up dead in Rome. Click here to read the entire article