Colleges highlight risks for students heading abroad

Tragedy of BU students is a reminder to colleges that safety warnings are an important part of study-abroad programs

With the school year winding down, Tufts University administrators met recently with students planning to study abroad, outlining what they should do before they leave and what to expect when they arrive. Above all, they stressed the risks - and ways to minimize them.

But with an audience of young adults eager to see the world and seize adventure, it was hard to know whether the warnings truly hit home.

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