Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mideast War Puts Brakes on Students

Israel's invasion of Gaza is forcing several colleges and universities to re-evaluate their study abroad programs in the Mideast, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports in this morning's editions.

Both the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University have pulled back on plans to send students to the region this coming term. Penn has held back five nursing students who were planning to study in Israel, and the school will likely suspend the program for the entire term. Rutgers has withdrawn support of nine students who planned to go to Israel, though six are planning to study on their own there.

That said, several institutions — Cornell, Swarthmore, Muhlenberg and Drexel — either will continue to send students to israel this spring or continue developing programs there.

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