In late September of 2017 as a part of my Writing and Reporting Class under Christa Gala at UNC-Chapel Hill I interviewed various undergraduate students on their experience with and opinions on studying abroad.
“Terrorist attacks overseas are on the rise, but UNC-Chapel Hill students are confident in the university’s ability to keep them safe while studying abroad.
‘I trusted the university to keep me safe while I am abroad,’ said Tessa Szalkowski, a sophomore at UNC-CH who studied in the Galápagos Islands this past summer.
Safety abroad became a spotlight issue for American universities after four students were killed during a 1996 University of Pittsburgh study-abroad program in India. One such safety measure at UNC-CH is the Global Travel Registry, which automatically registers every student abroad and is programmed to contact students in locations of emergency.”
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