Study Abroad Students Not Afraid of War

By: Lori Jane Gliha
By: Lori Jane Gliha

Three hundred seventy-five Michigan State University students are in foreign countries this semester, and officials say they're monitoring those students closely as the United States gets closer to war.

Kathleen Fairfax, the director of MSU's study abroad program, says the school is taking a close look at whether to cancel the program in Turkey this summer. Three students are currently signed up for an internship in the country. She says none of the study abroad countries are in direct danger if the United States goes to war with Iraq.

Fairfax says it's a good idea for Americans to keep a low profile if they go abroad. She suggests not attending protests or common American hangouts and nightclubs.

About 1,550 students are planning to study abroad this summer.


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