Can ‘study abroad’ programs continue despite terrorist attacks?

JACKSON, Tenn.-With recent terrorist attacks overseas, speculation is surrounding the continuation of study abroad programs offered by many colleges. Union University said there will be no changes to their ‘Study Abroad’ programs, which aims to put students in a foreign country to live among the locals and allows them to earn college credit. Precautions are taken beforehand, so that students will be prepared on how to react in any situation. “You can’t anticipate everything that is going to happen buy by equipping students with ways to manage the new space and to manage decision making you kind of prepare them,” said Victoria Malone, of Union University’s ‘Study Abroad’ coordinator. Before they depart, the students take safety classes and learn how to conduct themselves in a foreign nation.

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