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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

Leading destinations of U.S. study abroad students, 2009-2010

  • 1. United Kingdom

    32,683
  • 2. Italy

    27,940
  • 3. Spain

    25,411
  • 4. France

    17,161
  • 5. China

    13,910
  • 6. Australia

    9,962
  • 7. Germany

    8,551
  • 8. Mexico

    7,157
  • 9. Ireland

    6,798
  • 10. Costa Rica

    6,262

SOURCE: Institute of International Education

Patrick Garvin/Globe Staff

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