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Drive to Make Study Abroad Safer Could Stifle Colleges’ Overseas Programs


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An article by Karin Fischer in the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses a recent push for legislation to increase government scrutiny of study abroad. Educators worry that a requirement for colleges to report health and safety information about courses overseas would "cause colleges and study-abroad providers to pull back from destinations or programs deemed risky," writes Fischer. "Such a retrenchment would run counter to a drive to ensure that more American students get an international experience."

 

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